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Science Teacher

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Department: Science Job Title: General Science Teacher FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt; Unit A Reports to: Principal, Assistant Principal, Department Head/Curriculum Coordinator 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 General Science Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and conducting a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for middle school students in grades 6 and 8.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in subject area and requisite licensure as defined by the DESE
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching middle school students in subject area
  • Knowledge of behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures
  • Ability to work autonomously and make independent decisions
  • Ability to organize tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks
  • Good judgment and good problem-solving skills

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • Prepare and deliver instructional lessons with clear and measurable outcomes
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds
  • Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) and as needed to meet the learning needs of students
  • Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment
  • Use a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward and to modify further instruction.
  • Use a computer and other technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom
  • Provide students with support (remediation and enrichment) using a variety of strategies
  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, lesson and assessment design
  • Participate actively in faculty, department and team meetings
  • Set professional development goals, develop professional development plans, and participate in professional development activities that improve teaching practice
  • Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
  • Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions
  • 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. Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.

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. Must have sufficient mobility to navigate with a large school building.

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: 3/22/2019

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , Science Teacher, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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