Fitchburg High School
Fitchburg Public Schools
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3995151 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 5, 2022 Starting Date: August 23, 2022

Job Description
Job Title: High School ChemistryTeacher
Reports to: Tonya Jarrett, Principal

Overview of Fitchburg Public Schools

Fitchburg Public Schools is a small urban district of 5300 students located in North Central Massachusetts. Located only 50 miles from Boston and 25 miles from Worcester, Fitchburg is situated in the North Central Massachusetts region of the state. As a Gateway City, Fitchburg continues its legacy of welcoming newcomers and Fitchburg Public Schools continues its mission in preparing students for a rapidly changing world. Fitchburg Public Schools has partnerships with Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, and Fitchburg Art Museum.

Fitchburg Public Schools believes deeply in the potential for every student to succeed and works tirelessly each day to create an anti-racist school environment that is built around high expectations, an inclusive and welcoming culture, and an expectation of excellence for all. Fitchburg's goal is to increase personal growth, both academic and social-emotional, to obtain the highest level of achievement for every student.

FPS is currently working with DESE’s Statewide System of Support to plan and implement turnaround strategies at four of its schools.

The High School Chemistry Teachers are responsible for delivering a high-quality instructional experience consistent with the curriculum standards of the school district.

Essential duties for all faculty members include classroom instruction; conferences with students, parents, and colleagues; active participation in the work of the department on curriculum development, activities, and pedagogy.

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary license in the specific subject area(s):
  • SEI Endorsement.
  • Strong district lens regarding EL, curriculum, and equity.
  • Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations.
  • Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities
    The Teacher will:
  • Provide learning experiences in the subject area, guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and district standards and requirements, while creating an environment that is conducive to student learning.
  • Monitor and supervise students, through effective classroom management.
  • Promote high standards and expectations for student achievement.
  • Be responsible for using innovative approaches, and instructional strategies including the effective use of technologies, to increase student learning and confidence to learn.
  • Follow professional practices consistent with the district's policies in working with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and other assigned meetings and activities according to school policy.
  • Maintain and improve professional competence through attendance at professional development events, and by self-generated activities that meet district expectations and the requirements for recertification.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the building principal/assistant principal.

    The responsibilities and duties listed are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 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 may be assigned as required.

    Terms of Employment//Salary//Work Year: As negotiated by the Fitchburg School Committee and the Fitchburg Education Association (FEA).

    Competitive and comprehensive health benefits are offered through the City of Fitchburg, www.fitchburgma.gov/benefits

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Fitchburg High School!

    Our Mission: Fitchburg High School prepares students for post-secondary education and training in an atmosphere of high expectations, strong support, and personal responsibility.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Fitchburg 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
    Only completed, online applications at SchoolSpring.com will be accepted. A completed application must include a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three CURRENT (within 12 months) letters of reference, tests, and certifications. Official transcripts MUST be received within 30 days of hire. An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, NCBC/SAFIS FIngerprinting, and CORI prior to your start of employment. No Phone calls from agencies. Notice of Non Discrimination The School Committee’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to students, employees, and the general public with whom it does business. Fitchburg Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or equal treatment in its programs and/or activities in compliance with state and federal law. Questions related to this policy must be addressed to: The Human Resources Director/Grievance Officer, 376 South Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, (978) 345-3215. Aviso de No-Discriminación La política de no discriminación del Comité Escolar se extiende a los estudiantes, empleados y el público en general con los cuales que hace negocios. Las Escuelas Públicas de Fitchburg no discrimina, por razones de raza, color, religión, credo, origen nacional, género, orientación sexual, identidad de género, edad o discapacidad en la admisión, en el acceso a, empleo en, o en la igualdad de trato en sus programas y /o actividades en cumplimiento de la ley estatal y federal. Las preguntas relacionadas con esta política deben ser dirigidas a: El Director de Recursos Humanos/Official de Querellas, 376 South Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, (978) 345-3215.
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Tonya Jarrett, Interim Principal
    140 Arn-How Farm Road
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
    Phone: 978-345-3240
    Fax: 978-348-2303
    Email: jarrettt@fitchburg.k12.ma.us