REPORTS TO:Principal/Special Education Supervisor/Director of Pupil Services
JOB MISSION:To provide targeted assistance to students
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
1.1Continuously improve professional knowledge and practice through appropriate professional development activities; share information and knowledge with other teachers; apply the best research in the design and development of school curriculum.
1.2Maintain and incorporate the best research in instructional materials and techniques.
2.PLANNING FOR INSTRUCTION
2.1Set short-term and year-long goals for curricular units based on sound principles and practices of learning.
2.2Develop and maintain lesson plans based on short-term and year-long goals and share when appropriate.
3.USE OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
3.1Integrate current technologies as tools to enhance instructional strategies and increase student learning.
4.EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTRUCTION
4.1Promote a high level of active learning through setting high standards and clear goals and modifying instruction to help all students achieve those standards.
4.2Maintain systems of assessment and measurements which reflect progress in achieving instructional objectives.
4.3 Assist with data collection, eligibility criteria and student selection
5.1Establish an atmosphere that encourages sensitivity and respect among students and with the teacher, and practices and routines which create an appropriate learning environment.
5.2Design instructional experiences in which students achieve high standards and optimize their performance by taking responsibility for their own learning.
6.EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
6.1Maintain open and effective communication with students, parents, staff and administration using expected professional standards.
6.2Participate actively in team/department/staff meetings.
7.CONTRIBUTIONS TO STUDENTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
7.1Be available for student and/or parent conferences.
8.CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SCHOOL AND/OR TEACHING PROFESSION
8.1Work collaboratively to identify areas for school improvement, develop possible strategies, and assess results.
9.ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH SCHOOL REGULATIONS
9.1Observe and implement the rules and regulations established for the school system.
EVALUATION:Consistent with current Agreement between the Longmeadow School Committee and the Longmeadow Education Association.
The following information is provided pursuant to ADA requirements.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Physical demands are a way of describing the physical activities that a job requires.
Strength: Light-lifting, 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Key:Occasionally (O)Up to 1/3 of the time
Frequently (F)From 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
Constantly (C)2/3 of the time or more
Reaching(F) - Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
Handling(F) - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise work with hand(s)
Fingering (F) - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily
Talking (F)Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
Hearing (C)Perceiving the nature of sounds by the air
Near Acuity(C)Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less
Far Acuity (C)Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more
Color Vision (F)Ability to identify and distinguish colors
Field of Vision(C) Observing an area that can be seen up and down or right and left when eyes are fixed on a given point.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Environmental conditions are a means of describing the physical surroundings of a worker in a specific job. This position is performed in a school setting where the environmental conditions should have no effect on how the job is performed.
Noise: Level 3 - Moderate level of intensity.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Unit E contract
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 2
Job Category: Instructional Support > Tutor Employer Description
As a suburban community of 9 square miles with a rich, historic, New England heritage, Longmeadow offers a beautiful and wholesome residential setting along the Connecticut River for a population of approximately 16,000 people. There is no industry within the town limits. The community is a pleasant, old New England town characterized by stately colonial homes, tree-shaded streets, and parks with swimming pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds. Settled in 1644, Longmeadow has many historically designated houses, interspersed with attractive newer ones on spacious lots. It is an ideal place to raise a family.
Longmeadow citizens maintain an open town meeting form of government that encourages community involvement in educational issues. Learn more about us... Location Description
Wolf Swamp Road School
Wolf Swamp Road School serves approximately 415 students in prekindergarten through 5th grade. We offer four half-day preschool sessions and three full-day kindergarten classes as well as three sections in each grade level (1st through 5th). We provide a variety of regular education and special education programs to provide academic support, remediation, and/or enrichment to students based on their individual learning needs. Our art, physical education, library, technology, and music programs (music, band, orchestra, chorus) foster the development of the whole child and complement the classroom curriculum. The mission of Wolf Swamp Road School is to provide a safe, caring, respectful learning community that encourages every child to achieve his or her learning potential.
Wolf Swamp Road School is a Responsive Classroom school. The RC approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. Every staff member at Wolf Swamp Road School has been trained in the philosophies of Responsive Classroom. An important practice from RC that happens every day at Wolf Swamp is morning meeting. Everyone in the classroom gathers in a circle for twenty to thirty minutes during the school day and proceeds through four sequential components: greeting, sharing, group activity, and morning message. Complimenting our RC approach, we follow the five core competencies of the CASEL framework utilizing the C.A.R.E.S. Acronym to provide explicit instruction in the areas of: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self- control. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
The Longmeadow Public Schools is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or pregnancy/pregnancy related conditions. Job Requirements
1. Meet Massachusetts state certification requirements
2. Knowledgeable of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
3. Educational preparation relevant to area of instruction.
4. Such other qualifications or alternatives as the Principal and Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
There are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact Information
- Marie Pratt, Principal
- 62 Wolf Swamp Road
- Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106
- Phone: 413-565-4280
- Fax: 413-565-4283
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