Interim Middle School English/Social Studies Curriculum & Instructional Coordinator (2012-2013)
Pollard and High Rock Middle Schools
The interim Middle School Mathematics/Science Curriculum &
Instructional Coordinator provides curriculum leadership, maintenance, review
and revision along with teacher professional development, instructional
coaching, and teacher supervision and evaluation at both the High Rock (grade
6) and Pollard (grade 7 and 8) Middle Schools. He/she collaborates with the Math/Science Curriculum &
Instruction Coordinator and works with and is a resource to the principals at
both schools to ensure a cohesive Middle School academic program that engages
all students. Additionally, the
coordinator works with counterparts at the elementary and high school levels
and with the district's Director of Program Development to ensure a coherent
vertically articulated K-12 program.
- Support student academic transition between grade
levels and schools
- Provides direct support to all classroom teachers
in implementing standards-based instructional and assessment practices
through consultation, coaching, and the maintenance of active professional
- Assists the principals to initiate practices
based on identified needs of students and teachers
- Works with principals and teachers to develop and
implement appropriate professional development opportunities
- Works with principals and teachers to implement
recommendations resulting from program reviews
- Provides leadership for curriculum reviews,
modifications and improvements.
- Sets measurable improvement goals for increased
student achievement based on assessment data and observation.
- Oversees the ordering, distribution and storage
of curriculum materials
- Serves as a member of the principals' leadership
- Assist new teachers and teachers new to a grade
level through regular consultation and coaching
- Works with the principals to hire, supervise and
- Maintain expertise through membership and
participation in professional associations, reading professional journals,
and by attending workshops and conferences
- Plan and chair department meetings. Work with teachers and principals
to plan and organize early release day programs.
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Master’s Degree required.
- Certification at the Middle School level as
either a English or Social Studies teacher
- Certification or ability to acquire certification
as a Supervisor/Director
- Working knowledge of MA Curriculum Frameworks in
English and Social Studies.
- Working knowledge of MCAS assessment and test
score analysis practices.
- Demonstrated experience developing
standards-based curriculum and in implementing standards-based
- Demonstrated experience in developing and
sustaining Professional Learning Communities
- Experience in using data to inform instructional
- Experience as a professional developer and
- Ability to conduct formal teaching observations
and to provide constructive feedback
- Proficient in the use of technology to support
data analysis and instruction
- High Rock Principal
- Pollard Principal
- Director of Program Development
Teacher work year plus 10 days for a total of 195
days. The additional ten days will
include time before and after the regular school year. The workday of the curriculum
coordinator shall be at least the length of the teacher day plus whatever
additional time is necessary for the performance of the curriculum
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as an English or Social Studies teacher, and Supervisor/Director
All resumes will be screen and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp
Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.
It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.