State of Massachusetts Teacher (D) - Asst Principal of Curriculum and Instruction in Milford, Massachusetts

  • Oversees the daily operation of school(s) including supervision of Teacher C’s and other positions as assigned, including but not limited to, establishing staff assignments and schedules.

  • May be expected to work evening hours as operationally necessary.

  • Will be expected to travel to various sites as assigned.

  • Possess the ability to teach in a correctional setting and interact with an adult incarcerated population with possible, medical, psychosocial, mental illness, behavioral dysregulation, and educational deficits.

  • Work within the Education Division and administration staff to deliver specialized instruction in a secured setting.

  • Regularly reviews textbooks and equipment being utilized in the classroom and provides the Superintendent of Schools with changes/updates for approval.

  • Monitors budget for the schools.

  • Administers standardized assessments when necessary.

  • Responsible for holding regular staff meeting to ensure staff is adhering to all policies, procedures, and SOP’s.

  • Monitors time cards of direct reports and ensures compliance to all payroll procedures.

  • Conducts teacher evaluations, observations, and EPRS’s in conjunction with the Superintendent of Schools or designee.

  • Assures data quality and submits electronic educational data including credit approvals if assigned.

  • Oversees development and implementation of standards-based curriculum and assessment.

  • Responsible for developing an annual School Improvement Plan including a mid-year and final review.

  • Attends Educational Leadership Meetings and plans professional development for staff as assigned.

  • Addresses staff disciplinary issues when necessary.

  • Maintains inmate education files including monthly purge, processing of incoming and outgoing files, and updating inmate information as needed.

  • Ensuring resources are maximized by monitoring enrollment in classes monthly.

  • Works with administration staff to ensure cooperation and support for educational programming.

  • Teach academic classes as necessary, including ABE, ESL, Pre ASE, and/or ASE.

  • Administers standardized testing to inmates including TABE, TABE CLAS-E, Hiset and Hiset qualifying exams as needed.

  • Identifies and recruits potential inmate class participants when necessary. Schedules inmates for academic testing and meets with inmates to determine appropriate placement as needed.

  • Determines inmate eligibility for placement in educational programming based on program participation history, current assessment scores, program requirements and interest as needed.

  • Maintains and reviews educational program waitlists as needed.

  • Addresses inmate Case Plan referrals to academic and vocational programming within 30 days as needed.

  • Complete other duties as assigned that support the Division’s mission and engage in Division priorities to enhance the progression of strategic goals.

  • Collaborate with other professionals, both inside and outside of the Education Division, to contribute to the goals of the Division.

  • Interact and communicate with staff in a professional manner while utilizing appropriate boundaries.

  • Interact and communicate with inmates in professional manner while utilizing appropriate boundaries.

  • Report any and all security related concerns to your supervisor promptly.

  • Conduct assigned classroom in accordance with DESE standards and in accordance with institutional rules and regulation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to supervise, including plan and assignment work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities off subordinates and available resources; control work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determined subordinates’ training needs; determine the need for disciplinary action; knowledge of principles, methods, and practices in adult education; working knowledge of educational tests and assessments; ability to work with inmates, teaching staff and administration; experience teaching content (ABE, ESL, PreASE, and/or ASE); experience teaching adult learners.

This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.

Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609.

The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph.

The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in teaching mentally, emotionally or physically handicapped persons.

Special Requirements: Possession of appropriate Teacher's Certificate issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Education

Organization: *Department of Correction

Title: Teacher (D) - Asst Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Location: Massachusetts-Milford-50 Maple Street

Requisition ID: 180007U9