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Mystic Valley Regional Charter School 7-12th Grade Science Teacher in Malden, Massachusetts

About MVRCS:

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, MA was founded in 1998. The School serves over 1,400 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Great teachers, carefully selected curricula presented with fidelity, high expectations, and traditional pedagogy are the keys to student success at Mystic Valley.

Mystic Valley annually finds itself among the top public schools not only within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but in New England and throughout the nation. Our students have attained the highest levels of success at the post-secondary level, a testament to the preparation they received from their time at Mystic Valley.

Mystic Valley students in Grades K-12 report to school in dress code and are in attendance for 200 days of instruction. The normal school day is 60 minutes longer than most traditional public schools. Together, these factors have enabled MVRCS to deliver on its promise of providing its students with the opportunity to obtain a world-class education.

Job Description:

The Science Teacher is responsible for implementing Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s (MVRCS) Science program in Grades 7-12. The Science Teacher delivers instruction according to the Core Knowledge, both in curriculum and methodology. MVRCS’s high school program features the rigorous and world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and high school Science assignments may include IB coursework

Responsibilities:

  • Execute a program of study according to the documented curricula, and, if applicable, IB. Teachers are generally assigned five subject-area classes, each of which meets daily.

  • Deliver instruction using Core Knowledge and IB methodology.

  • Deliver lessons and units of instruction that are based on clear learning objectives.

  • Assess student progress on a regular basis, providing progress reports and report cards as required.

  • Execute standardized testing, as directed by the Science Department Chair and the Leadership Team.

  • Collaborate and communicate on a weekly basis with colleagues in the Science department, including the Department Chair. Topics for collaboration include, but are not limited to, curriculum, instruction, assessment, data analysis, and methodology.

  • Implement the school’s assertive discipline model for classroom management with fidelity.

  • Attend all staff meetings and participate in staff development programs.

Other responsibilities as assigned by the Science Department Chair and/or Assistant Director.

Requirements:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or General Science.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.

  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.

  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school requirements, state and federal laws, and MVRCS policies.

  • Experience evaluating student skills and writing reports interpreting/summarize findings.

  • Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching, and leadership skills to support student programming and work in a team setting.

  • Strong organizational skills to balance the demands of a multi-tasking position.

  • Knowledge of specialized content area as well as any related laws and procedures.

  • Ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.

  • Successful completion of applicable MTEL tests within one year of employment.

This position reports to the Science Department Chair. The position will be evaluated yearly and will be an annual appointment.

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