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Job Description

* This school has been designated as a Level 4 School by the State of Massachusetts. This designation allows districts to utilize the new tools granted in the landmark education reform law that was passed in 2010 to provide additional services for these schools. Some of these tools will allow for extended time and extra compensation where needed.

Dearborn STEM Academy is a BPE Teaching Academy and is a Boston Public School serving grades 6-12. Located in a state-of-the-art facility in Dudley Square it features flexible spaces for collaboration among students and adults and a high capacity for the use of technology.

Home to a full inclusion Emotional Impairment program and a Cape Verdean Creole SEI and SLIFE program all of our students participate in intentionally designed STEM exposure, exploration, and engagement experiences in grades 6-12. Our students are being prepared to graduate with the necessary skills required for college and career success.

We are seeking committed educators to serve as teachers for our middle and and high school classrooms. Ideal candidates possess deep academic content knowledge, hold high expectations for all students, create an inclusive learning environment, and have strong communications/interpersonal skills.

School Description

Dearborn STEM Academy is a Boston Public School and BPE Teaching Academy serving grades 6-12. We are committed to preparing students to successfully enter the 21st century global workforce. The school bridges rigorous academics with career readiness, and leverages Boston's unique position in higher education and industry to provide students with access to authentic real world experiences, while cultivating critical thinking and communications skills.

Dearborn is a part of a PreK-12 neighborhood school pathway that includes the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (PreK-5). Our schools serve as training sites for aspiring teachers participating in the Boston Teacher Residency. All staff work collaboratively to enact ambitious teaching and learning in service of student achievement goals.

Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY TEACHER with an SEI endorsement who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.

REPORTS TO: Principal/Headmaster


Teach: History in an SEI setting

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 or Political Science/Political Philosophy at the appropriate grade level and either SEI endorsement or 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)).


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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