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

Job Details
Job ID: 3939317 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 21, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022


Job Description
Vacancy # 165

DATE: June 21, 2022
TITLE: Assessment Coordinator / Special Education Intervention Teacher:
SALARY: Per BTA Contract
LOCATION: KMA Academy/ Approved Public Therapeutic Day School

Responsibilities of the Assessment Coordinator / Special Education Intervention Teacher:

1.Administer required academic testing and report writing (45 Day Placements/Reevaluations)
2.Coordinate school-wide benchmark testing and communicate results to staff
3.Coordinate all aspects of MCAS including accommodations and grouping
4.Propose and coordinate student accommodations at IEP meetings, oversee implementation in the classroom and during
benchmark and MCAS testing
5.Plan and deliver instruction to identified students in the classroom or intervention room, or in small group or 1-on-1 as needed to
help students meet academic, behavioral, social and IEP goals
6.Make recommendations to teachers on ways to best meet the needs of students
7.Participate in clinical discussions with the KMA team
8.Meet with staff and present best practices regarding students disabilities
9.Proactively communicate with the Principal if students are not making the expected progress
10.Assist in the development of behavior plans for students whose behavior interferes with their or others’ learning and monitor
11.Assist with designing intervention and monitoring response to intervention for students who are struggling, but not identified for
special education services
12.Review the IEPs with the Classroom Teacher(s)
13.Create IEP/RTI progress reports based on IEP/RTI goals in consultation with classroom teacher
14.Create a therapeutic space to make up missed assignments while out on extended leave or
experiencing anxiety/crisis situations
15.Act as liaison for students within the school to deliver progress during meetings, and track student progress toward IEP goals
and write IEP’s.

The intervention teacher is accountable for achieving the follow goals:

1.Intervention teacher will establish effective working relationships with students, families, staff to facilitate progress toward
re-entering, sustaining, and maintaining attendance in the classroom
2.Intervention teacher will keep and provide regular programmatic progress reporting/data
3.The intervention teacher will maintain accurate IEP records and be able to report on those records as needed or required.
4.The intervention teacher will be responsible for effective coordination of school-wide benchmark testing as well as
communicating the results to the principal and staff.
5.Coordinate all aspects of MCAS including accommodations and grouping

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 Thursday, June 30, 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