Westfield Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER - KINDERGARTEN


Paper Mill Elementary School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4026425 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 1, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. 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.
  2. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulations.
  3. Work cooperatively with colleagues, students and/or parents on a regular basis as a liaison between the home and school whenever necessary.
  4. 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.
  5. Identify pupil needs, and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  6. Supervise pupils in out of classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  7. Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupils' progress and interpret the school program.
  8. Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers.
  9. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  10. Select and requisition books and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
  11. Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
  12. Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
  13. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Building Principal and/or the Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO:
Building Principal

The 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 provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Paper Mill Elementary School!

Welcome to Paper Mill Elementary School. Our school is one of the newest and largest elementary schools in the city, educating more than 330 students in grades K-4. Nestled among playing fields and residential neighborhoods, we are adjacent to the park on Papermill Road in the northeast corner of the city. When you enter our school, you will see students actively engaged in their learning, staff members collaborating to enhance their practice, and parents supporting the educational program with their involvement. The Paper Mill School community is a strong one, effectively bridging the home-school connection in order to allow student to reach their fullest potential. You will experience students practicing character traits such as honesty, respect, and responsibility. Through a program of character education the social curriculum is joined with the academic to support the development of the whole child. You will know you are in a special place. The Westfield Public School curriculum is challenging, and our teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners through differentiation of instruction. By holding students to high standards and providing opportunities for enrichment, we prepare our students for success as they meet the challenges of their school years and beyond. I encourage you to visit our school. I am sure that if you spend some time with us, you will agree that Paper Mill Elementary is a wonderful place to learn.

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 MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Early Childhood (PreK-2 or PreK-3) <li>Prior experience working with students with disabilities 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
    Stacy Burgess, Principal
    148 Paper Mill Road
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6519
    Fax: 413-572-6446
    Email: s.burgess@schoolsofwestfield.org