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Strong -Elementary Classroom Teacher

Job in Newton - Middlesex County - MA Massachusetts - USA , 02458
Company: Newton Public Schools
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-03-19
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Elementary School
  • Teaching
    Elementary Teacher
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Strong Start-Elementary Classroom Teacher
Department: Strong Start Job Title: Elementary Classroom Teacher FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt Reports to: Strong Start Program Leader In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


The classroom teacher provides a developmentally appropriate educational program for students. The teacher is responsible for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering instruction within established curriculum guidelines; assessing student progress, collaborating with other teachers, professional staff, and administrators to improve instruction; and engaging parents/guardians in conversations with regard to instructional programs and student progress.


Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree
* A valid license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
* Ability to use technology effectively
* Consistent and on-time attendance is require for supervision and instruction of the students

Desired Qualifications:

* Master's Degree in Education
* Demonstrated experience with grade-level learning principles

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

* Creates and maintains an effective and developmentally appropriate learning environment for students
* Instructs students in English Language Arts and Mathematics
* Prepares daily lesson plans
* Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal classroom climate
* Differentiates instruction for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual need
* Provides targeted intervention to close student learning gaps
* Collects data to document student progress and aid in planning
* Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, and expectations
* Provides feedback on progress to students, parents, and administration
* Differentiates for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual need
* Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social, emotional and learning problems
* Collaborates with instructional staff and colleagues to improve student outcomes
* Follows specific standards, policies, and procedures of the building and the district
* Attends and participates in faculty meetings and other professional development activities
* Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
* Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:

* Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Date Updated: 2/12/2019
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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