Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Middle School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4026431 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 1, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for an Instructional Technology Teacher to serve Westfield Middle School.

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach knowledge and skills in computer/technology to elementary pupils, utilizing the course of study adopted by the Westfield Public Schools 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 instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time
  4. Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual and technology abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
  5. Instruct pupils in proper care and use of tools and equipment
  6. Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  7. Identify pupils needs, and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude and learning problems.
  8. Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day
  9. Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs
  10. Maintain professional competence through in-service education
  11. Participate in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities
  12. Work cooperatively with all aspects of the school administrative team/faculty and citizens to insure the highest quality of educational programs
  13. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or 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 position will be evaluated in accordance with 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>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> <ul><li>Certified as a teacher of Instructional Technology by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. <li>Experience in education working with technology/computers and the training of staff and software applications. <li>Previous experience as a technology teacher preferred.</ul> <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 office. Work is largely sedentary and 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 and to finger and handle.
  • 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
    Jennifer Chapin, Interim Principal
    30 West Silver Street
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-568-1900
    Email: jennifer.chapin@schoolsofwestfield.org