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North Adams Public Schools Long Term Substitute Teacher Grade 4 in North Adams, Massachusetts

Grade 4 long term substitute teacher needed from January 24, 2022 to mid May 2022. This position is for the school year only. Massachusetts certification as an elementary teacher preferred, experience in elementary classrooms preferred. Job Goal:To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. Performance Responsibilities: 1.Establishes effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education, in accordance with each pupil's ability. 2.Establishes good relationships with parents and with other staff members. 3.Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to pupils in a classroom, using the course of study adopted by the School Committee and other appropriate learning activities. 4.Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school. 5.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. 6.Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction. 7.Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. 8.Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports. 9.Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil's progress and interpret the school's program. 10.Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems. 11.Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers. 12.Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and self-selected professional growth activities. 13.Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records. 14.Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day. 15.Administers group standardized tests in accordance with the school testing program. 16.Participates in curriculum development programs as required. 17.Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities. 18.Any other duties as may be assigned by Administration. Job Requirements 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. Citizenship, residency or work visa required 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.