9-12 Science Teacher


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North Adams Public Schools
10 Main Street, Second Floor
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Company Description:
The mission of the North Adams Public Schools is to provide all students with the values, knowledge, and skills needed to reach their full potential, with the ultimate goal of becoming lifelong learners and productive members of the 21st Century.

As a district, we are committed to providing a safe environment in which all individuals embrace the core values of diversity, inclusiveness, shared community responsibility, breadth of learning, and continuous growth and improvement.
9-12 Science Teacher
North Adams
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Science Teacher, with certifications in Physics,
Biology and/or Chemistry, to join our passionate team. The ideal candidate is an educator who
thinks creatively, is open to embracing and leading change, and is skilled in designing and
implementing project-based learning experiences. This role is perfect for a teacher who is
excited to contribute to the transformation of our high school experience, fostering a culture of
innovation, curiosity, and in-depth learning.

This position is subject to the North Adams Teacher Association Contract. This position is for the upcoming school year 2024/2025.

Job Goal:To develop and implement effective lessons, foster a supportive learning environment, communicate with families, and fulfill all professional responsibilities.

Supervision:Reports to the Building Principal
Performance Responsibilities:

1.Promotes the learning and growth of all students by providing high quality and coherent instruction, designing and administering authentic and meaningful student assessments, analyzing student performance and growth data, using this data to improve instruction, providing students with constructive feedback on an ongoing basis, and continuously refining learning objectives.
2.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.
3.Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
4.Promotes the learning and growth of all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, create a safe and effective classroom environment, and demonstrate cultural proficiency.
5.Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing students and providing appropriate academic, social-emotional, and behavioral interventions.
6.Promotes the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
7.Communicates with families through conferences and other means to discuss student progress and helps families understand the school policies, procedures, and expectations.
8.Promotes the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice.
9.Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities, faculty meeting time, and collaborative time provided by the school and self-selected professional growth activities.
10.Collaborates with school and district leaders to advise on the selection of instructional resources and maintains an inventory of instructional materials provided.
11.Assists in the administration of standardized tests and cross-district assessments in accordance with the state and district assessment system.
12.Uses technology to fulfill professional responsibilities, including but not limited to the use of online learning platforms, student management systems, email, collaborative documents, spreadsheets, and other instructional tools.
13.Any other duties as may be assigned by the Building Principal.

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.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certification in one of the following: Physics 8-12; Chemistry 8-12; Biology 8-12.
More than one certification is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, copy of college transcripts and three professional references to cvolff@napsk12.org. Please highlight your experience with project-based learning, curriculum development, and your philosophy on student engagement and social-emotional development.

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.

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