Wilmington Middle School
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4088364 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 18, 2022 Starting Date: February 23, 2023

Job Description
The Wilmington World Languages Department is driven by proficiency-based learning and assessment and we are looking for someone that is committed to students’ ability to produce in their target language. Knowledge of proficiency-based classroom practices will be helpful. The position would consist of 7th and 8th grade Italian with one section of Exploratory 6th Grade.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:
•Demonstrate knowledge of subject area
•Guide the learning process toward the achievement of district and school curriculum goals
•Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and communicate these objectives to students
•Plan instruction based upon explicit goals regarding what students should know and be able to do
•Use assessment data to inform instruction
•Assess student learning on a regular basis using multiple forms of assessment; provide reports of student progress as needed
•Create or provide learning experiences that develop students' abilities and require the application of thinking skills
•Employ a variety of instructional strategies that consider individual learning styles and performance levels
•Organize instruction around essential questions or core learning objectives; teach for understanding and/or mastery; provide students with practice and extension opportunities as needed
•Create a classroom learning environment that is engaging, orderly, secure and appealing for students and in which mutual respect is practiced
•Work cohesively with the special education liaison and other support staff to provide the more productive environment for students on educational plans.

Professional Culture:
•Carry out the school's disciplinary code and procedures in a fair and just manner
•Give assignments that reinforce classroom instruction
•Communicate student progress and development to parents/guardians
•Provide written assessments, referrals and evaluations when necessary for students with special needs.
•Participate in IEP and 504 meetings as required
•Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students
•Attend staff or team meetings and serve on staff committees as necessary
•Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
•Collaborate with colleagues to improve curriculum and instructional effectiveness for all students
•Supervise students in the hallways before, after, and in between classes, in the library, and at special events.
•Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff, and students
•Complies with applicable District, state, local, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
•Attends work regularly and is punctual.

Teaching All Students:
•Understanding of social emotional challenges facing middle school students and an ability to assist students in developing appropriate coping strategies
•Provide direct support to students in a classroom by delivering instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of models and strategies.
•Employ a variety of instructional strategies that consider individual learning styles and performance levels
•Ensure appropriate accommodations to the curriculum, lessons and learning environment. Instruction can be provided within the regular classroom setting, resource setting, or small classroom setting.
•Design classroom activities and lessons with multiple levels so that all students both meet their IEP goals, and can access the curriculum.
•Formally and informally assess the student learning (rather than relying solely on standardized curriculum) to create a comprehensive learning program.
•Set high expectations that are suitable based on student’s needs.
•Create a classroom learning environment that is engaging, orderly, secure and appealing for students and in which mutual respect is practiced

Family and Community Engagement:
•Build a partnership with families, encouraging their active participation in students’ learning.
•Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning academic and behavioral programs of their students through conferences, written messages, telephone calls and or email
•Communicate student progress and development to parents/guardians

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice of Non-Discrimination
All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements
DEGREE PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: •2-3 years of relevant experience preferred •Middle School experience preferred •Teacher should be very comfortable with world language proficiency core practices, ACTFL rubrics, able to adapt classroom and use technology to record oral assessments, as well as create and organize digital student portfolios. •Experience with Aspen a plus •Highly proficient in Outlook, GAFE, and technology in the classroom •Excellent oral and written communication skills ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Italian (grades 5-8) START DATE: Date of Assignment: February 23, 2023 – May 15, 2023 (Approximate dates)
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Jeanette Quirk, Middle School Principal
    25 Carter Lane
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6080
    Fax: 978-694-6085
    Email: jeanette.quirk@wpsk12.com