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Teacher - Social Studies/History and ESL (SY19-20)
Boston Public Schools | Boston, Massachusetts
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The Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School is a pilot school located in the historic and diverse Grove Hall community of Boston. The Frederick is a diverse school that serves the whole child - mind, body and spirit in an inspiring and community-centered learning environment. Our Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), Inclusion, Specific Learning Disabilities, and General Education programs serve students in grades 6-8. Through Restorative Justice and Trauma Informed Practices we promote social-emotional wellness. We are looking for collaborative educators who embrace equity, high expectations and teacher leadership through our core values of personal responsibility, respect, integrity, determination and empathy.

The Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle Schools seeks to hire a qualified and skilled Middle School English Language Arts/Social Studies and History teacher (grades 6-8). Active ELA and History/Humanities licenses for the appropriate grade level span are required for this position. Must also be able to serve ELLs and Students with Disabilities (a Moderate Special Education License- or an approved waiver from DESE- are strongly preferred).

This position serves English Language Learners (ELLs) from various linguistic backgrounds [Including Spanish] in a Sheltered English Immersion classroom. Students will receive instruction in English. An English as a Second Language license at the appropriate level is highly preferred

REPORTS TO: Principal/Headmaster


Teach: History with ESL instruction

CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:

* Accountability for Student Achievement

(II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice)

* Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that that all students can master challenging material through effective effort
* Assesses students' understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks
* Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession
* Communicating Content Knowledge

(I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons)

* Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires
* Demonstrates understanding for how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards
* Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards
* Equitable & Effective Instruction

(II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment)

* Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work
* Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation
* Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community
* Cultural Proficiency

(II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment)

* Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students' diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected
* Parent/Family Engagement

(III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)

* Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning
* Professional Reflection & Collaboration

(IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration)

* Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development
* Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community.


* Education: Hold a Bachelor's degree
* Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in History/ Social Studies or related at the appropriate grade level and hold a dual certification in ESL.
* Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified.
* Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
* Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.


* Experience teaching in urban schools
* Degree in History or related field
* Degree in Education
* BPS values linguistic diversity and believe that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
* In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)).

Terms: BTU, Group I

Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

Next year, many BPS schools will have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Extended Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: bostonpublicschools.org/elt.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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