ANTICIPATED 8TH GRADE MATH TEACHER
Wilmington Middle School
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3895337 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 20, 2022 Starting Date: August 25, 2022

Job Description
We are looking for a dynamic educator to join our community as a Math teacher on one of our 8th-grade teams. The candidate will teach the DESE Math curriculum. It is imperative that the candidate demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the middle school team philosophy as well as the middle school child.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:

•Demonstrate knowledge of the subject area.
•Designs and implements appropriate instruction of 8th-grade math in accordance with students' needs, District curriculum, and State standards.
•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 a 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.
•Supervises 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 emotion challenges facing middle school students and an ability to assist students in developing appropriate coping strategies.
•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 students’ 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; a Master’s degree is preferred

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
•2-3 years of relevant experience preferred
•Middle School experience preferred
•Student teaching experience preferred

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Math (grades 5-8)
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • 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
    Learn more online at http://www.SchoolSpring.com/job?3895337