Chicopee Public Schools
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Szetela Early Childhood Ctr
Chicopee Public Schools
Chicopee, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3515855 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 4, 2021 Starting Date: August 26, 2022


Job Description
1. General Duties and Instruction
•Teaches elementary school students academic, social, and motor skills through the delivery of the district curriculum.
•Prepares class objectives and outlines that align with the district approved curriculum.
•Prepares, administers, corrects and analyzes student assessments.
•Utilizes the conclusions derived from assessment analysis in developing lessons.
•Instructs students on rules of conduct and expected behaviors.
•Manages his/her class as well as other students wherever those students may be located whether on campus or off campus events.
•Identifies students with academic issues and refers those students to appropriate service providers.
•Regularly informs parents or guardians of their students academic performance and behavior.
•Maintains records, attendance and grades as required by school.
•Plans, organizes and delivers differentiated instruction in an appropriate manner consistent with district curriculum.
•Provides timely feedback to students, parents, and guardians on evaluations.
•Use appropriate techniques and strategies that promote critical, creative, and evaluative thinking skills.
•Strives to maintain a learning environment that is both physically and emotionally safe.
•Effectively and regularly communicates with fellow staff members and school administration.
•Other duties as assigned by the principal, school administration or superintendent of schools.

2. Administration
•Assist in the communication and enforcement of federal and state laws and regulations as well as district policies and procedures.
•Works cooperatively with school administration, staff, and special education.

3. School/Community Relations
•Respects students, parents, guardians, and community.
•Assists parents with questions and concerns.
•Maintain professional relationships with students, parents, and guardians.
•Respects and embraces students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

4. Operations
•Assist in the protection of students and property.
•Assists Principal or Vice Principal in fire and other emergency drills.
•Assists the Principal or Vice Principal in the management of students e.g. dismissal, field trips, etc…

5. Professional
•Maintains a high level of personal integrity, confidentiality and a strong work ethic.
•Participates in district professional development

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $42,433 to $74,385 Per Year

Welcome to Szetela Early Childhood Ctr!

Our School is an integrated language based preschool program that services young children with special needs and their peers. Classrooms are set up as learning centers in which well educated and knowledgeable teachers facilitate learning, communication, and socialization. We use a multi-sensory approach. Children are encouraged to experiment and explore using the provided materials to solve problems, create, and make their own discoveries. We use the Scholastic Early Childhood Program. This is a comprehensive theme unit curriculum that combines teacher directed instruction with child centered explorations. It has a flexible, easy-to-use curriculum that fosters cognitive and social/emotional development. This program meets all the Massachusetts State Frameworks for Preschool.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chicopee 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
1.Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree from an accredited college or university. 2.Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Education
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please describe your best moment or time as a teacher and what does that best moment illustrate about your personality? – Current CPS employees are exempt from this requirement.
    Extended Essay (Answer limited to 15000 characters, including spaces)

    2. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please describe a difficult moment you have had as a teacher and what did you learn from that experience? – Current CPS employees are exempt from this requirement.
    Extended Essay (Answer limited to 15000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Janet Reid, Principal Szetela School
    66 Macek Drive
    Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020
    Phone: 413-594-3597
    Fax: 413-594-3596