HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER


Wilmington High School
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3509077 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 27, 2021 Starting Date: August 30, 2021

Job Description
Wilmington High School is seeking a Social Studies teacher to join a collegial team of professionals. The ideal candidate will be licensed and flexible. It is imperative that the candidate demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the high school philosophy as well as the high school student.

Nature and Scope
The teacher plans, delivers, and implements effective instruction and assesses student learning in accordance with state curriculum frameworks and district goals. The teacher creates an educational environment in which all students are safe and able to achieve. The teacher collaborates with other professionals and students' families to help students succeed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
•Plan engaging lessons with clear and measurable objectives that are relevant to the appropriate curriculum and the students in the class.
•Manage class operation by enforcing high academic and behavioral expectations, implementing routines, anticipating potential problems and taking appropriate preventative measures, and treating all students with respect.
•Create a positive class environment by building a relationship with each student, encouraging students to build relationships with one another, treating all students fairly, promoting students' self-discipline and responsibility for learning, and not tolerating dangerous or destructive behaviors.
•Deliver instruction effectively by establishing high expectations for all students, presenting new material explicitly and in a developmentally appropriate manner, connecting new learning to students' prior knowledge, helping students understand the relevance of what they are learning, differentiating based on students' needs, and using a variety of pedagogic approaches.
•Assess student understanding of learning objectives with student self-assessments, frequent formative measures, and periodic summative measures.
•Collaborate with other professionals to analyze student work, draw conclusions, develop interventions and extensions, and implement new teaching strategies based on assessment data.
•Understand the Individual Education Programs and 504 Accommodation Plans of students in the class, participate in team meetings, and collaborate with special education and support staff members.
•Communicate the students' academic, social, and behavioral progress to their parents or guardians in a respectful and responsive manner.
•Fulfill professional responsibilities by collaborating with other professionals and students' parents or guardians, using good judgment, participating in professional development, reflecting on performance and making positive changes to improve student learning, being receptive to feedback, and completing assigned duties.
•Assuming other responsibilities assigned by the building principal in accordance with collective bargaining provisions.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill
•Knowledge of the standards set forth in the MA curriculum frameworks.
•Knowledge of the relevant content.
•Knowledge of relevant School Committee Policies, district and building goals, needs of the students in the class, and relevant state and federal laws.
•Strong oral and written communication skills.
•Strong organizational and planning skills.
•Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
•Ability to forge effective working relationships with students and parents.
•Technological proficiency, both in the use of technology for communication and for instruction.
•Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines.

Personal Qualities
•Demonstrates caring and concern for all students.
•Conveys a love of learning to students.
•Makes positive contributions to the larger school community.
•Communicates clearly.
•Uses good judgment.

Job Environment
Work takes place in classrooms and other building rooms/areas, including offices, auditorium, gym, lunchroom and hallways, within a school building setting, primarily indoors.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice of Non-Discrimination
All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements
DEGREE PREFERRED: •Bachelor’s degree required •Master’s degree preferred EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: •1-3 years’ experience preferred ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: •Massachusetts license in Social Studies 9-12
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Linda Peters, High School Principal
    159 Church Street
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6060
    Fax: 978-694-6074
    Email: linda.peters@wpsk12.com