McCarthy Middle School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4176794 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2023 Starting Date: August 29, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Teaching Vacancies for the 2023/2024 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The District reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Middle School Special Education Teacher
Location: McCarthy Middle School - (1.0)


- Design, supervise and implement students’ IEP plans
- Instruct students using specialized reading programs (OG, Wilson, LIPS, etc.) .
- Develop curriculum modifications and adaptations.
- Participate in IEP Team meetings.
- Write effective IEPs for students
- Collect and analyze student data and monitor student progress
- Effectively work with a team of professionals to coordinate services
- Consult with general education teacher and related service providers.
- Assist classroom teachers with instructional strategies to facilitate inclusion.
- Write quarterly progress reports for IEP goals that are data based on student performance.
- Administer various diagnostic achievement assessments (WIAT-4, Woodcock Johnson IV, Key Math, GORT 5, CTOPP etc.) that identifies student capabilities as part of initial and reevaluation for students.
- Write effective evaluation reports summarizing findings and making recommendations for assigned students.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to McCarthy Middle School!

The C. Edith McCarthy Middle School is one of two middle schools in Chelmsford. Providing education for about 940 students from grades 5-8, we are one of the largest middle schools in the Merrimack Valley. Our staff is committed to creating a learning environment in which all students feel safe and secure and are able to reach their fullest academic and social potential. We believe our school community has the capacity to thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally in a safe and nurturing environment where trust and respect are valued. We believe learning is a continuous process that must be meaningful and encourage growth through creative thinking, collaboration, communication, inquiry, problem-solving and self-reflection. We believe students, parents, teachers, staff and community members must work cooperatively and be held accountable for setting high standards that ensure students’ learning and growth. We believe in a school community that works collaboratively to develop knowledgeable, contributing and respectful citizens.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford 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
<li>Successful candidates will hold a Master’s degree in special education from an accredited college or university <p>- MA DESE Teaching License-- PreK-8 or 5-12 Moderate Special Needs license is required <p>- Training and experience with specialized reading programs (OG, Wilson, LIPS, etc) preferred or willing to be trained. <p>- Experience in modifying and adapting curriculum to assure students can access the curriculum. <p>- Ability to effectively consult and work collaboratively with various service providers and support staff. - Solid organizational skills. - Experience with IEP development is required.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Amy Reese, Director of Student Support Services
    230 North Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978 251 5100
    Fax: 978-251-5110
    Email: Reesea@chelmsford.k12.ma.us