Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Technical Academy
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4103171 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: December 9, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools seeks qualified applicants for the following vacancy for the 2022-2023 school year:

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach courses in English 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 English 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. Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  9. Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  10. Work cooperatively with all aspects of the school administrative team/faculty and citizens to insure the highest quality of educational 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. Participate in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
  14. Communicate with parents and school counselors to discuss pupil progress.
  15. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools.
REPORTS TO: Building Principal.

The salary and terms of employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield Education Association Unit A contract. Salary placement will be determined by information contained in the application as submitted.

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

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Westfield Technical Academy!

Westfield Technical Academy Mission Statement Our Mission at Westfield Technical Academy is to provide a high quality education by modeling and teaching our students the principles of hard work, compassion, humility, patience, honesty, and courage. Our School Goals: <ul><li>To use demographic, educational, and performance data to increase student achievement. <li>To provide integrated academic and vocational programs which optimize the potential of each student. <li>To maintain a current and demanding curriculum that is aligned to the academic and vocational Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and standards. <li>To align technical programs to national standards and accreditation requirements, allowing students to obtain relevant licensure/certifications. <li>To teach and model the importance of respect for everyone regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or home status. <li>To improve student achievement through relevant staff development. <li>To enhance parent and school communication. <li>To strengthen involvement and participation with Chapter 74 program advisory boards. <li>To increase public awareness of Westfield Technical Academy through expanded recruiting strategies and communication of student successes. <li>To increase our graduation rate through a variety of intervention programs.

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 certification from Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in English 9-12 or English 5-12 .</ul> <u>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</U> 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.
  • 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
    Joseph Langone, Principal
    33 Smith Avenue
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6533
    Fax: 413-572-6542
    Email: j.langone@schoolsofwestfield.org