Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3500415 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 20, 2021 Starting Date: July 1, 2021

Job Description

Anticipated Coordinator Extended Learning Program

Job Goal: The Extended Learning Program Coordinator is a part time position responsible for coordination of services and the delivery of academic services to support a distance learning program that serves Somerville students who are currently excluded from school, or are at high risk of dropping out. The Coordinator will oversee the work of the Extended Learning Teachers, Tutors and the Extended Learning Counselor, in partnership with school and District administrators, and parents/guardians of participating students. Working with school administrators, the Extended Learning Coordinator will apply best practices of adult learning and credit recovery, the Coordinator will assure that Somerville students excluded from school and in need of a flexible learning environment have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

Qualifications: • Master's degree. • Five years outstanding teaching/counseling or related experience at the high school level including some experience with young adult learners is required. • Experience with instruction using an online learning platform is required. • Experience with computer-based programs and Internet resources

Responsibilities: Coordination of the academic program for students on extended suspension. Under Massachusetts law (Ch. 222), effective July 1 2014, students on extended suspension must be “provided an opportunity to make academic progress during the period of suspension, to make up assignments, and earn credits missed.”

• In collaboration with Somerville High School House staff and the Guidance Department Head, and the Full Circle Principal, provide outreach to students on extended suspension and oversee the provision of an individualized program of study using an online learning platform that will allow them to continue with their education. • Work with school staff to facilitate any required Special Education needs students may have.
• Supervise and facilitate academic and social – emotional support components of the program in collaboration with Full Circle Principal, Department Chairs and House staff. Program Oversight, Policy issues and Communication
• Provide a clear organizational structure and supervision of Extended Learning Teacher and Counselor.
• Collaborate with Headmaster/Full Circle Principal, Guidance Department Head and College and Career Readiness Director as required.
• Participate in an Advisory Committee to assist in review of outcomes data and make recommendations for program improvement as needed.
• Meet regularly and consult with the Advisory Committee regarding dropout prevention efforts. Policies, Procedures, Personal skills
• Follow School Committee policies and administrative procedures
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational management skills.
Other duties as assigned Schedule:

July 1, 2020 thru June 30,2021 (Hours to be scheduled with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum) Work Year/Day:

Position is primarily school year.

Summer hours are required in coordination with the Assistant Superintendent and program needs. School day meeting time will be needed, as determined by student schedules and necessary consultation with school administration and counseling staff. Position Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum

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
    Chad Mazza, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600