Cutler Elementary School
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District
Hamilton, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3879850 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 10, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Hamilton Wenham Regional School District is looking for a highly motivated, student-centered Teaching Assistant for the Buker School. Overall, we are seeking a candidate who is flexible, comfortable working in a team setting, and interested in using technology to enhance student learning. The candidate will perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents and serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. Students in our therapeutic learning center are mainstreamed into the classroom and need additional support for emotional or behavioral regulations.

Instructional Process:
• Works with the teacher in planning and implementing a program of instruction that adheres to the school’s philosophy, goals, and objectives as outlined in the adopted charter.
• Works with the teacher in creating a classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies.

Curriculum Development:
• Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory and is willing to share this knowledge for continual improvement of the school's curriculum.
• Assists in the ongoing curriculum revision process.

Classroom Management:
• Works with the teacher in developing, in accordance with school guidelines, reasonable rules of classroom behavior, and appropriate techniques that are consistently applied.
• Works with the teacher in taking necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
• Shares responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school.
• Works with the teacher in providing for the supervision of assigned students when circumstances require a brief absence from the assignment.

Public Relations:
• Upholds and enforces board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations, and is supportive of them to the public.
• Maintains appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
• Strives to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.
• Works cooperatively with parents to strengthen the educational program for their children.
• Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other staff members.

Professional Growth:
• Continues professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework at institutions of higher learning.
• Cooperates with the administration in planning appropriate in-service training programs at the school.
• Attends staff and committee meetings as required.

Student Evaluation:
• Works with the teacher in evaluating accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as kid-watching notes, as teacher and student made rubrics, samples of students' work, mastery skills checklists, criterion-referenced tests, and norm-referenced tests.
• Works with the teacher in making appropriate adjustments in the instructional program as required.
• Respects the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Cutler Elementary School!

The Cutler School is one of three elementary schools serving the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. We service students from both the towns of Hamilton and Wenham. The Cutler School has an enrollment of approximately 305 students in K-5. The school contains 17 classrooms, a gymnasium for physical education, an all-purpose room for lunch & assemblies, music room, art room, technology center, and a library. There is a minimum of 3 acres which are divided into play areas of Primary and Intermediate level. A Message from the Principal~ The Cutler School supports and enhances a student-centered environment where each student can and will learn to be a productive citizen. We envision a school community where all members - students, staff, and parents are continual learners. A student-centered environment means that the focus is on the student's experience in the school community. The student actively participates and engages in a variety of learning experiences. The school community supports the student as he/she explores, studies, experiments, discusses, debates, and wrestles with new ideas and concepts. All members of the school community accept, believe in, and work together to fulfill the vision. It is important to our school community that all individuals and ideas be accepted and valued. We strive to demonstrate respect for diversity because we believe each person's contributions broaden our understanding of each other and of our world. The students, staff, and parents work together to reinforce the importance of one's rights and responsibilities as a member of our community. We hope that this web site will contribute to our goal of communicating and sharing early and often with parents, friends, and community members. Come visit us at Cutler! Jennifer Clifford Principal

Equal Opportunity Employer
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District does not discriminate in its programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Job Requirements
Qualifications and Requirements: • Bachelors Degree required • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred • Committed to working with a student-centered, team-based model • Ability to lift and position up to 50 pounds required • Ability to actively participate in classroom activities that may require bending, lifting, and floor time required • Ability to work as part of a team • Flexibility, creativity, and adaptability Competencies: • Communication Proficiency • Decision Making • Initiative • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility • Stress Management/Composure • Learning Orientation • Time Management
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Mary Cadle, School Administrative Assistant
    237 Asbury Street
    Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982
    Phone: 978-468-5330
    Fax: 978-468-5314
    Email: m.cadle@hwschools.net