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Grade 6 Teacher

Grade 6 Teacher
Brayton Elementary School
Seeking candidate who:
Creatively provides instruction that incorporates state curricular frameworks that demonstrates an understanding of the grade level standards and how to develop this understanding in all students.

• Set ambitious learning goals for all students, create cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that all students can master challenging material through effective effort.
• Assess students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and take ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach these goals
• Are passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession.
• Actively create and maintain an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths and challenges are respected.
• Works to engage parents in the activities and learning of their students.
• Works collaboratively with colleagues to continuously improve the academic and social emotional culture of the school.
• Implements district learning goals as identified by District and School Improvement Plans.

Job Goal: To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth.

Supervision: Reports to the Building Principal. Supervises personnel as designated by the Principal or the Superintendent.

Performance Responsibilities:

1. Establishes effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability.
2. Establishes good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
3. Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to pupils in a classroom, using the course of study adopted by the School Committee and other appropriate learning activities.
4. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school.
5. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
6. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
7. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
8. Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
9. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and interpret the school’s program.
10. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
11. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
12. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and self-selected professional growth activities.
13. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
14. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
15. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with the school testing program.
16. Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
17. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
18. Any other duties as may be assigned by Administration.

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
Must have appropriate Massachusetts DESE licensure with SEI endorsement.

Preferred: Experience teaching ELA and Social Studies. Master’s Degree.

Physical Requirements: The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary. Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects. The position requires lifting objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally. There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines.

Environmental Conditions: The occupant is required to work indoors. The regular chemical solvents are toners and cleaning fluids. The occupant may also come into contact with ink, chalk, and other materials associated with the teaching process.

Start date: Upon appointment. Position will remain posted until filled.
Per NATA contract
Contact Charlene Volff
Phone: 413-776-1458
Fax: 413-776-1685
10 Main Street, Second Floor, North Adams, MA 01247