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Holyoke Public Schools Building Based Substitute Teacher in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) serves 5,300 students in 11 schools and employs nearly 1000 people. This is an exciting time of change and transformation at HPS. Although there are many strengths within the District and many students graduate college and career ready, last year, HPS was placed in receivership by the State of Massachusetts, due to chronically struggling performance well below the state average. The State appointed Dr. Stephen Zrike, a seasoned Massachusetts educator, as Receiver, to lead this exciting turnaround effort, which includes significant autonomy and flexibility from the traditional school system. For more information about the HPS Turnaround Plan, please visit: http://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/turnaroundplan.htm. Job Description: Be flexible in order to meet the school administration?s needs and readily adapt to the needs of the classroom. Arrive 20 minutes early to review all materials and make sure you?re prepared before the students arrive in the classroom. Reports to the main office upon arrival at school. Create and enforce structured discipline and classroom control. Establish a safe and positive environment for all students and staff members. Assume responsibility overseeing student behavior in the classroom and surrounding areas in order to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students. Protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities. Honor the teacher and school policies, procedures, and schedules. Report all incidences of students, including injuries, accidents, illnesses, and behavioral problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible. Implement lesson plans and instructions left by the absent teacher. Utilize all academic class time to continue the students? learning progress. Engage all students in lesson through interactive, effective teaching methods to maintain progress in the teaching curricula. Organize students and classroom for effective instruction. Complete a Substitute Teacher Report Form for the regular classroom teacher at the end of every assignment. Return all instructional materials, equipment, and keys to proper location at the end of the day. Perform other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school/division policies and practices. Qualifications: Must possess a minimum of 60 college credits. Must be willing to work a minimum of 3 days per week. Communication Skills with parents Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students Experience working in an urban setting, preferred Experience working with diverse student populations, preferred Ability to read, interpret, and apply student performance data to instructional planning and execution Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills Bilingual applicants (Spanish) strongly encouraged to apply Primary Location PECK Salary Range $75. - $100. / FULL TIME (10 MONTH) Shift Type Full-Time

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