Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

PREK-8 LEVEL TEAM LEADER


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3118885 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 12, 2019 Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Anticipated
PreK-8 Level Team Leader
PILOT – LEADERSHIP MODEL DEVELOPMENT (1 YEAR POSITION)
PATHWAY: PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION
SCHOOL SPECIFIC


Job Goal: Foster a community of purposeful collaboration among staff focused on addressing high-leverage, shared instructional challenges. Facilitate a school culture of reflection, inquiry, and problem-solving through collaborative collection and analysis of formative and summative data, and use of evidence to inform decisions. Improve the consistency and quality of learning experiences and instruction for all students across grade levels and the district.

Responsibilities:
• Lead and facilitate teacher collaboration on a school-sponsored, professional team designed to improve student learning and staff experiences
• Lead the team to set goals and identify high-leverage focus areas
• Plan regular team meetings with clear goals and expectations
• Use effective facilitation skills to support collaboration, team dynamics, and productive dialogue
• Promote ongoing problem-solving and reflection tied to priority goals and focus areas
• Support the collection and collaborative analysis of evidence and data to measure the impact of the team’s work
• Communicate with key personnel about progress, challenges, alignment of goals, and other relevant topics
• Create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration among staff that will promote professional growth and accelerate the achievement of all students
• Document and disseminate team meeting minutes, outcomes, and next steps
• Collaborate with administrators and other educator leaders to share best practices, problem solve, and build leadership skills
• Participate in targeted leadership professional development
• Attend meetings for the pilot program throughout the 2019-2020 school year


Qualifications:
• Demonstrated skills in meeting facilitation and leading teams
• Capacity to build trust and ownership among educators
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills with teachers and leaders
• Ability to gather multiple types of evidence and data to inform the work
• Experience facilitating collaborative data study to inform instructional practices
• Can make connecttions between big picture of system with details
• Goal and action oriented with ability to monitor milestones and progress
• Committed to educator reflection, agency, and empowerment
• Knowledge of best practices and research-based strategies for professional and adult learning and collaboration
• Skilled at conflict resolution and courageous conversations
• Comfortable delegating tasks
• Possesses attributes of resilience, humility, and risk-taking
• Advanced degree preferred
• Must hold a STA Unit A-eligible position
Terms of Employment:
• $2,000 Stipend

Position Reports to: Building Principal or designee

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: After school/Evening
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Karen Woods
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: kwoods@k12.somerville.ma.us