Westfield Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER


Westfield Middle School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3997416 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 8, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TO COVER LEAVE

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Ability to use google classroom, google docs, google meet, etc. to facilitate remote/online learning.
  2. Teach pupils in an integrated setting utilizing course of study adopted by the Westfield Public Schools and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content.
  3. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulations.
  4. Work cooperatively with colleagues, students and/or parents on a regular basis as a liaison between the home and school whenever necessary.
  5. Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  6. Identify pupil needs, and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  7. Supervise pupils in out of classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  8. Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupils' progress and interpret the school program.
  9. Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers.
  10. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  11. Select and requisition books and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
  12. Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
  13. Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
  14. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Building Principal and/or the Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal

This is a temporary position with no benefits.

This position subject to funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Westfield Middle School!

VISION STATEMENT Westfield Middle School's vision is that all students will become critical thinkers, and prepared for their secondary education as independent and successful learners. The climate of WMS will support all students in setting high aspirations for the future and inspiring them to achieve their goals. MISSION STATEMENT Westfield Middle School will provide all students with high quality educational opportunities, and an educational climate that fosters positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff and families. All learning experiences must be relevant to students, and focus on higher order thinking skills. Building upon these learning experiences, students will be able to generate original ideas, evaluate information, and communicate their thoughts effectively through Reading, Writing, Speaking and Reasoning. CORE VALUES The core values of the Westfield Middle School lay the foundation for the development and implementation of student-centered course offerings and co-curricular programs. Furthermore, these core values define who we are and what we are about. At Westfield Middle School, we believe that: Our primary focus is on academic achievement and equipping students with skills to be critical thinkers. All students can and will learn. To reach their fullest potential, children and adults need to have high aspirations and be inspired to achieve them. Our school climate must be child-centered, and conducive to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of middle school children. Parents/families are our partners in their children’s education. The application of current technologies will enhance teaching and learning. Learning and professional growth is an on-going process. All programs and educational services at WMS need to be aligned with our Vision, Mission, and Core Values.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield 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
<b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> <ul> <li>Certified or certifiable as teacher in appropriate content/level by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is encouraged. </ul>
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Describe the skills or attributes necessary to address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you maintain a setting of rigorous learning and clear family communication while substituting in a classroom while the teacher is on leave?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Jennifer Chapin, Interim Principal
    30 West Silver Street
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-568-1900
    Email: jennifer.chapin@schoolsofwestfield.org