Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3471826 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 29, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Assistant Director

Job Description: Special Education summer programming for Somerville Public Schools (SPS) offers experiences for students with disabilities who require extended school year services (ESY). In conjunction with the general education summer programming and enrichment programs, SPS ESY programming is working to provide extensive opportunities for programming in the least restrictive environment with a strong focus on direct specialized instruction for students in the preschool through age 21 environments. The Assistant Director of Special Education ESY will work collaboratively with the Director of Special Education ESY including direct daily interaction, collaboration and support with the Early Childhood Director.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities (commencing in March, 2019):
In collaboration with the Director of Special Education ESY and Director of the Early Childhood Summer programming, will supervise summer school staff and all activities.
?Supervise the maintenance of accurate records & data on the academic process and attendance of students.
?Conduct staff meetings as necessary for the proper function of the summer program.
?Assist in the screening, hiring and assigning of summer program special education staff.
?Maintain high standards for students and positive behavioral supports.
?Assess all summer program activities and provide recommendations for the improvement of future summer programming.
?Collaborate with the Director of the Capuano Early Childhood Summer Program as well as designated SPS Department Chairs to coordinate, plan, assure implementation with fidelity for all children in the general education and special education programs.
?Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Director of Special Education.

Preferred Qualifications:
?Special Education license with a focus on Early Childhood and relevant teaching experience (min. 5 yrs. successful teaching experience, Master’s preferred).
?Experience supervising multi-dimensional programs including student safety, program planning, supervision of staff, interns, volunteers, managing supplies, etc.
?Experience in curriculum development and leading/planning/providing professional development.
?Experience in working with students with special needs in the areas of behavior management with a focus on ABA.
?Ability to work collaboratively with summer school staff and families to support program access and effectively address issues that may arise.
?Ability to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students.
?Bilingual/multicultural communication with diverse students and families preferred.

Terms of Employment:
•Summer school schedule: TBD
•Mandatory Orientation and Professional Development Days: TBD

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent and Title I Director

Disclosure: Subject to funding availability and student enrollment; courses may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

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: Summer
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
    Marisa MacDonald, Director of SPED Summer School
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600