Bellingham Public Schools
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Keough Memorial Academy
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3931763 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 15, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description
Vacancy # 105

DATE: June 15, 2022
TITLE: History Teacher
SALARY: Per BTA Contract
LOCATION: KMA Academy/ Approved Public Therapeutic Day School


1.Working with the classroom teachers and department coordinator to provide rigorous, small group History content, strategies,
and skills instruction in-class and out-of-class including in-person, virtual, and remote learning models.
2.Meet routinely with the Intervention team using data to discuss students’ progress and needs.
3.Responsible for creating and updating RTI plans and reports.
4.Attend and actively engage in all professional development, data analysis, planning, and parent meetings.
5.Willingness to become involved in the academic and social aspects of school life to support student success, school spirit, and
school climate and culture.
6.Engage in a continuous cycle of feedback and improvement regarding instruction, planning, and classroom culture.
7.Evaluate and recommend materials and programs beneficial for the intervention program.
8.Incorporates technology when appropriate in tutoring sessions.
9.Develop and implement course curricula particular to assigned areas of teaching.
10.Develop formative and summative assessments, and provide evaluative feedback, for each student in every class.
11.Provide consultation to other teachers who have learning disabled students in their classes.
12.Maintain attendance records for each class or session; posting the attendance daily.
13.Maintain grade records for each class.
14.Share in finding and ordering of new curriculum materials.
15.Create a safe environment by incorporating therapeutic supports into the classroom, and enforcing all school rules and
16.Attend scheduled meetings, professional development trainings as schedule or assigned.
17.Complete and submit course outlines and unit plans for each course.
18.Participate in fulfilling administrative tasks for special education students, such as Progress Reports and Individual Educational
19.Implement accommodations/modifications and goals as indicated by the IEPs.
20.Meet weekly with the Educational Director for supervision.
21.Document critical incidents, as needed.
22.Act as Academic Advisor/Homeroom Teacher to selected students.
23.Share information on student progress with other members of the KMA staff, including clinicians, guidance counselors, the nurse
and administrators.
24.Participate in the milieu, including leading activities, advising clubs, monitoring the Commons and other student areas.
25.Provide academic support to assigned students.
26.Communicate regularly with students and families about progress and/or concerns.
27.Adheres to the adopted policies of the Bellingham School Committee.
28.Foster a positive relationship with students, staff, and family.
29.Other duties as assigned by the Principal.

1.Experience teaching History at 5-12 levels per the Massachusetts Frameworks and Moderate Special Needs at 5-12 preferred.
2.Knowledge of Google classroom, Google Meets, etc is preferred
3.Licensed in History 5-12 and Moderate Special Education 5-12 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary
Education required.
4.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to students and adults;
5.Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies;
6.Expertise and knowledge of effective practices within the discipline including differentiation of instruction.
7.Knowledge of Positive Therapeutic Behavioral Supports
8.Experience working with students with social/emotional disabilities preferred

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Keough Memorial Academy!

OUR MISSION The Keough Memorial Academy is a welcoming community. We recognize and accept student’s unique learning and emotional needs. We provide pathways to personal growth in a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment. The Keough Memorial Academy (formally The Paul J. Primavera Jr./Sr. High School) began in 1989 as an alternative school for students who were not making progress in a traditional general educational setting. We continue that mission to this day. Our goal is to help students become successful and productive members of society by coupling high academic rigor and a focus on each student’s strengths to ensure a truly individualized educational experience. Keough Memorial Academy graduates have met all MCAS, NECAP, and credit requirements for a Massachusetts or Rhode Island High School Diploma in hopes that they may continue on with their post secondary education. Keough Memorial Academy is an alternative high school serving Special Education students from Bellingham and surrounding communities. We adhere to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Curriculum Standards. MCAS, NECAP and R.I. portfolio requirements. KEOUGH PROVIDES An educational setting, which includes Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS). Based on 37H 3Ž4-IAES (Interim Alternative Educational Setting). Primavera provides evaluative services for districts. Small class sizes with individualized instruction and support. Accommodations and curriculum modifications per the student’s Individualized Education Plan. Physical Education, Health, and Art Electives. Work Study is also available. School Adjustment Counselor and School Guidance Counselor provide individual/group counseling, guidance, and transitional assistance. Daily Social Skills/ Character Education instruction for all students. KMA’s Three Guiding Principles: Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham 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
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply by Friday, June 24, 2022. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The Bellingham Public Schools does not discriminate in its admissions and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, housing status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, in accordance with state and federal law. Additionally, the District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of homelessness, consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination, harassment and/or who participate in an Equal Opportunity Commission investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator at 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone Number: 508-883-1706.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    John Zappala
    60 Harpin Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-5403
    Fax: 508-883-5408