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BART Charter Public School Health & Wellness Teacher (High School) in Adams, Massachusetts

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about educating all students to succeed in college and who want to contribute to a dynamic school environment that has a strong record of academic success. EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Daily and Weekly Expectations: - Instruction: Teach 3-5 classes daily in a rotating schedule (depending on subject area; class lengths may vary). - Planning & Development (approximately 1/2 hour planning for every hour teaching): plan lessons and instruction; assess student work; collaborate with team teachers on curriculum and assessment; participate in reflective practice and professional development. - Advisory: serve as the advisor for approximately 12-15 students; participate in community meetings, facilitate advisory circles and other advisory activities. - Supported Study / Silent Reading: depending on teaching load, be available to help students with organization and homework in a supported study or facilitate a silent reading period. - Discipline / Classroom Management: follow the school\'s prescribed discipline, classroom management and classroom routines to ensure a consistent environment across the school for all students. - Online Gradebook: Maintain an up-to-date online gradebook with information on class syllabus, homework, unit plans, etc. to facilitate communication with students and their families. - Daily Team Meetings: At the start of each work day, participate in regularly scheduled grade level and discipline-based team meetings to identify students who may be struggling, improve school culture, work as a cross-disciplinary team to integrate curriculum, and build / improve curriculum across grade levels. - Student Meetings: Attend IEP, 504 and other family meetings as needed. - Additional Coverage and Other Duties (as needed): monitor breakfast, lunch, hallways, and the student support classroom; provide substitute coverage for other teachers. Annual Expectations: - Teacher Residency (August): participate in training and professional development; refine curriculum scope and sequence; participate in preparing to address school-wide annual goals. - Instruction (Late August - June): school year runs from the end of August until the middle / end of June, following the local district\'s holiday schedule. - Professional Development Days (monthly): participate in full and half-day professional development activities. - Observation (30-60 minutes/month): observe and/or participate in other teachers\' classes to learn and share new ideas. - Best Practices Sharing: Support the school in developing best practices and sharing them with the broader education community. - Proctor PARCC, MCAS, PSAT, AP, and Other Exams: Follow all instructions to maintain the integrity of accountability exams. QUALIFICATIONS - Commitment to the success of all children. - Demonstrated success in collaborative teaching, managing a mixed-ability classroom and facilitating performance-based learning. - BA required, MA preferred; teachers must be highly qualified by passing the MTEL test for the subject(s) that they teach and, where appropriate, hold the SEI Endorsement - these are requirements that can be fulfilled during the year. - Preferably have at least two years of classroom teaching experience or equivalent. - A team player with a growth mindset and a sense of humor.