Westfield Public Schools
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Abner Gibbs Elementary School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4148522 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 13, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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

This is a temporary position with no benefits.

This position subject to funding.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Abner Gibbs Elementary School!

Abner Gibbs Elementary School Mission Statement: The Abner Gibbs School is committed to excellence in education. It is our mission to foster an atmosphere of mutual caring, respect and responsibility. Each child should develop a strong foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, problem solving, and critical thinking. It is our mission to enrich all students by providing opportunities that recognize the difference in students in terms of culture, language, ability and learning style. The mission of the Abner Gibbs School includes the following premises: Each student has the opportunity to participate and take "ownership" of their learning through active involvement. Each student has the opportunity to learn according to their own abilities and they must be encouraged to strive for excellence. •Each student must experience success in order to maximize learning. • Each teacher creates a school culture of excellence that helps to build a caring, cohesive and collaborative school community. • Each teacher builds collaborative relationships with all stake holders through open, frequent, direct and timely communication. •Each teacher regularly measures student achievement and academic progress by focusing on student out comes through observations, curriculum, and portfolio assessment. • Each teacher participates in professional development designed to enhance the subject content knowledge, strengthen their teaching abilities and accommodates the individual needs of each child. •Each student has the opportunity to realize and develop positive values and responsibilities, so that they are able to conduct themselves as responsible citizens and global learners. Abner Gibbs Elementary School Vision Statement: Our teaching and learning is meaning based with an integrated curriculum for critical thinking utilizing appropriate technology: All students have an opportunity to participate and take "ownership" of their learning through active involvement. There is a special emphasis on students at risk including the language minority student. As a school, we create a school culture of excellence that helps to build a caring, cohesive, and collaborative school community. We form classrooms and programs to support and improve student outcomes in preparation for citizenship and the world of work. We build collaborative relationships with all stake holders which provide opportunities and support to allow our students to maximize their potential. We regularly measure student achievement and academic progress by focusing on student outcomes through curriculum assessment, teacher and peer observations, standardized tests and portfolio assessment. The teachers, the administrator, and the support staff participate in professional development designed to enhance their subject content knowledge, strengthen their teaching skills and build skills in shared decision - making.Knowing that resources are limited, and the future of our children is at risk, we need the support of the families, the community and the state. We need to open the doors of ownership so that positive changes can take place. With a unified effort, we are developing this school improvement plan.
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 or certifiable as teacher in appropriate content/level by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is encouraged. </ul>
  • 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 necessary to address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you maintain a setting of rigorous learning and clear family communication while substituting in a classroom while the teacher is on leave?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Erika Masciadrelli, Principal
    50 West Silver Street
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6418
    Email: e.masciadrelli@schoolsofwestfield.org