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1st Grade Teacher (Begins for the 2020-2021 School year)

Summary Information:
Employer: Needham Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Elementary (Primary)
School / Org: Newman Elementary
Location: Needham, Massachusetts
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #:
Posting Date: Sunday, 09 February 2020
Closing Date: Sunday, 15 March 2020

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Needham Public Schools invites applications for the following position:

1st Grade Teacher (Begins for the 2020-2021 School year)

Under the general supervision of the School Principal, facilitates student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documents teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addresses specific educational needs of individual students and by creating flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and provides feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:
Develops and administers school elementary curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives for 1st grade.
Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
Responsible for developmentally appropriate instruction in all subject areas including a focus on social-emotional learning.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual studentís needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the Needham Public Schools.
Integrates technology with instruction to further student progress.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
Encourages parental involvement in studentsí education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Ensures that student conduct conforms with the schoolís standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Coordinates with other elementary staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids, and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
Supervises students in activities that take place outside the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.
Additional Duties:
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal or other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to use computer network system and software applications.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Completion of SEI Endorsement course to support English Learners (EL).

Certification/License: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as an elementary teacher at the PK-2 or 1-6 level.

Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to a teaching assignment.
Masters Degree in related area preferred.

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