Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville High
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3118887 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 12, 2019 Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Part Time Equity Specialist (.40 FTE)

Goals: Support the growth and development of educators’ use of practices designed to promote equity. Improve teaching and learning by fostering common and equitable experiences and practices across schools and in the district. Create a supportive, collegial professional community. Contribute to the retention of high-quality, effective educators in the Somerville Public Schools.

• Demonstrate and model effective strategies based on research and best practices
• Build teacher knowledge and skills in high priority pedagogical areas
• Conduct and facilitate peer observations and lab site visits
• Provide educators with feedback, strategies, and resources through observations cycles.
• Work with teachers to gather formative data (e.g., student exit tickets, student work) to examine impact of new practices
• Provide consultations and feedback to educators seeking to adopt and transfer new strategies and improve their practice in specific areas
• Track and monitor educator growth in identified priority areas
• Lead professional learning opportunities relevant to equity (professional development modules, summer workshops, etc.) as necessary
• Coordinate and communicate with ILT and other key personnel to foster common expectations related to equity
• Meet periodically with other domain specialists to share experiences and best practices
• Contribute to aligning equity focus area with curriculum
• Create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration among staff that will promote professional growth and accelerate the achievement of all students
• Document the work through domain specialist logs
• Collaborate with 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

• Expertise in equity or possesses specialized certification
• Capacity to build trust and ownership among educators
• Knowledge of best practices and research-based strategies for professional and adult learning
• Strong familiarity with culturally responsive and equitable strategies
• Effective communication, listening, and interpersonal skills with teachers and leaders
• Goal and action oriented with ability to help educators monitor milestones and progress
• Expertise in conducting classroom observations and engaging in a feedback protocol
• Ability to gather multiple types of evidence and data to inform the work
• Experience facilitating data study to inform instructional improvements
• Values the importance of fostering growth mindsets among students and adults
• Committed to educator reflection, agency, inquiry, and empowerment
• Lifelong professional learner
• Must hold a STA Unit A-eligible position

Terms of Employment:
• One year appointment

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: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville High!

The primary goal of Somerville High School is to prepare students to lead satisfying and successful lives by helping them to become:

?Effective readers
?Effective writers
?Effective users of technology
?Effective critical and creative thinkers.

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
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Karen Woods
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600