Westfield Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

MATHEMATICS TEACHER


Westfield Middle School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4026429 Application Deadline: November 19, 2022
Posted: September 1, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for a MATHEMATICS TEACHER for the 2022-2023 school year

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach courses in Mathematics to students, utilizing course of study adopted by the Westfield School Department, and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content.
  2. Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Develop lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids.
  4. Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds.
  5. Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  6. Evaluate each pupil's progress in math and reading knowledge and skills.
  7. Identify pupil needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils with attitude, and learning problems.
  8. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by administrative regulations.
  9. Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  10. Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  11. Maintain professional competence through in-service education.
  12. Select and requisition books and instructional aids, and maintain required inventory records; may request resource speakers and field trips.
  13. Work cooperatively with all aspects of the school administrative team/faculty and citizens to insure the highest quality of educational programs.
  14. Participate in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
  15. Communicate with parents and school counselors to discuss pupil progress.
  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 shall 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 position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

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>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</b> 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, on site, is a an essential function of this job. <b>REQUIREMENTS:</b> <ul><li>Current and valid certification as a teacher of Mathematics (k-8) issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.</ul>
  • 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
    Jennifer Chapin, Interim Principal
    30 West Silver Street
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-568-1900
    Email: jennifer.chapin@schoolsofwestfield.org