Fitchburg Public Schools is a small urban district of 5300 students located in North Central Massachusetts. Located only 50 miles from Boston and 25 miles from Worcester, Fitchburg is situated in the North Central Massachusetts region of the state. As a Gateway City, Fitchburg continues its legacy of welcoming newcomers and Fitchburg Public Schools continues its mission of preparing students for a rapidly changing world. Fitchburg Public Schools has partnerships with Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, and Fitchburg Art Museum.
Fitchburg Public Schools believes deeply in the potential for every student to succeed and works tirelessly each day to create an anti-racist school environment that is built around high expectations, an inclusive and welcoming culture, and an expectation of excellence for all. Fitchburg's goal is to increase personal growth, both academic and social-emotional, to obtain the highest level of achievement for every student.
FPS is currently working with DESE’s Statewide System of Support to plan and implement turnaround strategies at four of its schools.
The Middle School Music Teacher is responsible for delivering a high-quality instructional experience consistent with the curriculum standards of the school district.
Essential duties for all faculty members include classroom instruction; conferences with students, parents, and colleagues; active participation in the work of the department on curriculum development, activities, and pedagogy.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree preferred.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary license in the specific subject area(s).
Strong district lens regarding EL, curriculum, and equity.
Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations.
Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The Teacher will:
Provide learning experiences in the subject area, guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and district standards and requirements, while creating an environment that is conducive to student learning.
Monitor and supervise students, through effective classroom management.
Promote high standards and expectations for student achievement.
Be responsible for using innovative approaches, and instructional strategies including the effective use of technologies, to increase student learning and confidence to learn.
Follow professional practices consistent with the district's policies in working with students, parents, and colleagues.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and other assigned meetings and activities according to school policy.
Maintain and improve professional competence through attendance at professional development events, and by self-generated activities that meet district expectations and the requirements for recertification.
Perform other duties that may be assigned by the building principal/assistant principal.
The responsibilities and duties listed are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned as required.
Terms of Employment//Salary//Work Year: As negotiated by the Fitchburg School Committee and the Fitchburg Education Association (FEA).
Competitive and comprehensive health benefits are offered through the City of Fitchburg, www.fitchburgma.gov/benefits