Woonsocket Education Department
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Harris Elementary School
Woonsocket Education Department
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 3893753 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 19, 2022 Starting Date: August 22, 2022

Job Description
1.Plans Curriculum and Instruction
2.Draws on content standards of the relevant curriculum frameworks to plan sequential units of study, individual lessons, and learning activities that make learning cumulative and advance students' level of content knowledge.
3.Draws on results of formal and informal assessments as well as knowledge of human development to identify teaching strategies and learning activities appropriate to the specific discipline, age, level of English language proficiency, and range of cognitive levels being taught.
4.Uses information in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to plan strategies for integrating students with disabilities into general education classrooms.
5.Provides differentiated learning experiences that enable all students to make progress.
6.Designs units of instructions that include the criteria established by the district.
7.Develops well-structured lessons with challenging, measurable objectives and appropriate student engagement strategies.
8.Designs and administers a variety of informal and formal assessments to measure each student’s growth toward local/state standards.
9.Organizes and analyzes results from a variety of assessments to determine progress, adjust practice and implement appropriate interventions.
10.Provides regular, specific feedback to students and families on student performance, including how it can be improved.
11.Welcomes and encourages every family to become active participants in the classroom and school community.
12.Uses two way communication with families about student performance and responds promptly and carefully to communication from families.
13.Collaborates with colleagues to support improved student learning.
14.Clearly communicates and consistently enforces specific standards for student work, effort and behavior.
15.Uses rituals and routines that create and maintain a safe learning environment.
16.Consistently uses practices that are likely to enable students to demonstrate respect for differences.
17.Regularly reflects on his/her practice, individually and with colleagues.
18.Selects and requests books, supplies, and technologies to support instruction.
19.Consistently seeks outs and applies ideas for improving practice from supervisors, colleagues, and professional developmental activities to gain expertise.
20.Individually and with colleagues develops strategies develops strategies that contribute to the learning and productive behavior of all students.
21.Performs reasonable professional tasks or duties as may be requested by the Principal.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Harris Elementary School!

Harris School will challenge all children to reach their fullest potential and to function sucessfully as students, citizens and members of society." The original Harris School was constructed as Woonsocket High School in 1876. It stood on the site of the original Woonsocket High School which was built in 1849 at a cost of $8000 on land donated by industrialist Edward Harris and was destroyed by a fire in 1875. The Harris School structure included a tall spire which was later torn down. Over the year, many alterations took place. An annex which served as Boyden St. Elementary School [date of construction unknown] located in the rear of the shool , was torn down prior to the 1950's. Over the years classroom space was"carved out" by splitting some rooms in half or by taking closet space, cloakrooms, and several feet from existing classrooms. In September of 2001, after the passage of a 6 million dollar bond, the original Harris School was demolished to make way for the existing facility. The Harris students and staff were housed at a temporary location, the former St. Lous School, for 16 months while construction was completed. On December 17, 2003, the new 21 classroom facility was unveiled to the public. The new facility is complete with a full cafeteria, gymnasium, library, technology lab, music and art rooms. On January 2, 2003, the Harris students, approximately 400, and staff returned to the original site, but certainly not the "old" Harris School.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Woonsocket Education Department 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
QUALIFICATIONS: 1.Hold valid Rhode Island teacher certification Elementary (1-6) and ESL. 2.Have completed course work in the area of Elementary Education or related field knowledge. 3.Experience in the implementation of the RI Approved Curriculum. 4.Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with members of the special needs staff in a team approach. 5.Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with students, teachers, parents, and administration. 6. Reliable and consistent attendance for 183 contracted work days, 6 hours per day, five days per week The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the major responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform major functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear; use hands to finger, handle, or operate tools, objects, or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds without assistance and up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. The position requires the ability to operate a computer keyboard and standard office equipment at efficient speed. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language. Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, policies, instructions, correspondence, and procedures. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to employees, students, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the major functions of this position. The position requires an individual to work inside a classroom setting where noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Michelle Dargon, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations
    108 High Street
    Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895
    Phone: 401-767-4600
    Email: mdargon@woonsocketschools.com