Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville High School
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3534496 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 18, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR – HVAC/R - pending budget approval

Job Goal: Somerville High School is a comprehensive high school with a robust Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) comprising thirteen dynamic career areas.

The HVAC-R Instructor will develop and teach competency-based curriculum to provide classroom theory and hands-on application to prepare students for entry-level positions in the HVAC-R field. The instructor will also develop, review and revise instructional materials as necessary, and will evaluate student progress and establish objectives to facilitate maximum learning potential.

•Minimum five (5) years full-time experience in the field.
•Possession of current Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician license.
•Possession of current Section 608 EPA certification at the universal level.
•Teaching experience preferred.
•HVAC-R Vocational Technical certification from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
•As per the Somerville Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement
•Plan, organize and provide appropriate learning experiences within assigned area of responsibility.
•Teach technical skills and knowledge to provide students with the competence to become skilled in their field.
•Develop lesson plans and organize class time so that demonstration, instruction, hands-on practice, review and final activities can be accomplished within the allotted time.
•Continuously improves the instruction, curriculum, and equipment so that this CTVE area is current with all trends in the field and is fully and properly preparing students for available and emerging jobs.
•Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
•Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
•Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
•Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
•Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to communicate these objectives to students.
•Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media.
•Implements the district’s mission, philosophy of education and instructional standards and objectives.
•Assesses and documents the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
•Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
•Attends staff and department meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
•Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy regulation.
•Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct and, for the classroom develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, maintaining order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
•Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
•Strives to maintain and improve professional competence especially as relates to the specific assignment and student grade and subject area appropriateness.
•Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships others.
•Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, colleagues, and parents concerning both the broad academic/vocational and behavioral progress of assigned students.
•Develop positive relationships with HVAC-R community partners in the area and actively solicit their help, including service on the Program Advisory Board.
•Other duties deemed necessary by the Superintendent or designee.
Position Reports to:
•The School Principal and Assistant Principal of Career, Vocation and Technical Education

•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: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville High School!

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

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    Contact Information
    Cheryl Martino-Young
    81 Highland Ave
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: (617) 625-6600