Westfield Public Schools
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Highland Elementary School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4021247 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 26, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for a Grade 4 Teacher.

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach students utilizing a course of study adopted by the Westfield Public Schools and appropriate curriculum programs as resources in teaching individual course content.
  2. Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide differentiated and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  4. Translate lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  5. Evaluate students' academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.
  6. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  7. Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students' progress and interpret the school program.
  8. Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, social/emotional, and learning difficulties.
  9. Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and work 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 materials.
  12. Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  13. Administer benchmark assessments and standardized tests in accordance with district testing program.
  14. Analyze student data and utilize results to plan instruction.
  15. Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  16. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Highland Elementary School!

Mission It is our vision that every child that exits grade four from Highland will be academically and socially prepared for success in middle school. Vision In order to make our vision a reality it is our mission to: •Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning. •Provide professional development training for teachers to include current curriculum, instruction and assessment procedures. •Provide the local community and parents the opportunity to become involved in children's education at all levels. •Provide curricular and extracurricular opportunities that will allow all students to be successful lifelong learners and will empower them to meet the needs of the 21st century. •Provide an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for all member of the school community.
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>Current and valid license from the Department of Elementary and Seceondary Education in Elementary (1-6). <li>SEI Endorsement by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. <li>Dual certified in moderate disabilities or ESL preferred.</ul> ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • No experience required
  • 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 you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Jill Phelan
    34 Western Ave
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6428
    Email: j.phelan@schoolsofwestfield.org