Somerville Public Schools
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ANTICIPATED SONRISA PROGRAM - PK PARAPROFESSIONAL - PENDING BUDGET APPROVAL


Arthur D Healey
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3535043 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 18, 2021 Starting Date: August 31, 2021

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Anticipated
Sonrisa Program – PK Paraprofessional
ARTHUR D. HEALEY SCHOOL

Job Goal: Sonrisa is a Dual Language Preschool for Spanish heritage speakers that provides a strong bilingual base in language and literacy for our youngest learners.

The Sonrisa school day is conducted in an 80/20 language model. Eighty percent of instructional time will be in Spanish (Literacy and content study integrated around Big Ideas). Twenty percent of instructional time will be in English (Oral Language and Mathematical Thinking).

Phonics teaching and learning will occur in the Spanish Language time. Language learning experiences will be guided by WIDA Early Language Development Standards in Spanish and English.

Qualifications:
•Bilingual Speaker. Fluency in English and Spanish required.

Responsibilities: As per the Somerville Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement
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Position Reports to: School Principal and the District Administrator of ELL Programs

NOTE:
•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.

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Arthur D Healey!

The Healey School is an innovative participatory learning community. Academic competence is highly valued, and we believe that children learn best in a joyful, creative environment, one in which their natural curiosity, imagination and thinking are encouraged. Our curriculum is based on thematic, project based learning, designed to engage children's interest and best efforts. We are committed to an educational program that recognizes the importance of community in the lives of children. Three aspects of our program are evidence of this commitment: Creative Arts: Participating in writing, dance, music, theater, film/video and visual art are vital and integral parts of our curriculum. The arts are essential to learning, a way for children to "represent" the world around them and celebrate who they are as individuals and as a community. Effective Community Service: Inspiring a life-long sense of civic participation, openness, caring and responsibility is an integral part of our school culture. Students apply academic skills and critical thinking as they develop, implement, and evaluate service learning projects at all grade levels. Family Involvement: Families who join our school community become committed partners in their children's education, both supportive of and supported by our dedicated staff. Parents and students are encouraged to be active participants in the governance of our school.

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
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Sarah Davila, ELL Program Administrator
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: sdavila@k12.somerville.ma.us