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SCIENCE TEACHER (FULL TIME, 1.0 FTE) - KING MIDDLE SCHOOL, ANTICIPATE OPENING 2022-23 SY

King Middle School

Portland Public Schools

Portland, ME (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3994923
  • Application Deadline: August 11, 2022
  • Posted: August 5, 2022

Job Description

King Middle School is an EL Education school with a longstanding model of interdisciplinary teaching, social emotional instruction, and authentic assessment practices that push students to be their best selves and leaders of their own learning. The successful candidate will need to fully embrace this philosophy and lead with a commitment to continuously improving King’s model of teaching and learning. 

Additionally, this is an exciting time to be a teacher in the Portland Public Schools.  We are headed into the third year of our comprehensive plan, the Portland Promise, and we have a strong sense of collective vision and direction.  

Essential Competencies:

  • Successful candidates will provide a rigorous curriculum that aligns with standards. 

  • Understanding of the teaching/learning process.

  • A belief that all students can learn and a commitment to building relationships with all students. 

  • Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education.

  • Thorough knowledge of curriculum and instructional practices that maximize interdisciplinary experiences for students.

  • Knowledge of formative and summative assessment strategies and ability to apply those strategies to effectively measure student progress and inform effective teaching.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with proficiency-based teaching and learning.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and willingness to collaborate closely with teaching colleagues and support staff.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Maine State Teacher Certification 020 K-8 Certification

  • Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Science: Astronomy
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  • Employer Description

    Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools
    and four high schools serving nearly 7,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12
    and about 4,700 adult learners.

    The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities.

    Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

    The district provides technology to support instruction, including laptops for each student in grades seven through 12 and wireless access at all schools.

    Volunteers, parent-teacher organizations and businesses donate generously of their time and money to the district – an estimated 100,000 hours per year.

    Graduates of the Portland Public Schools attend the country’s top colleges and universities. See www.portlandschools.org for colleges attended by recent graduates.

    The Portland Public Schools gives parents an array of program choices. The district as one of the first in the country to offer project-based Expeditionary Learning from kindergarten through 12th grade.

    High school students have access to one of the broadest selections of Advanced Placement courses in Maine. Qualified high school students may take up to two college courses with tuition paid by the state. A regional arts and technology high school provides hands-on courses in growth fields such as health care, robotics and “green” construction.

    More than 60 languages are spoken by students attending the Portland Public Schools. Multilingual students represent about a quarter of the district’s enrollment. The district’s diversity prepares all students for their roles as world citizens.

    Portland residents can pursue lifelong learning and professional success through the academic, jobs skills and enrichment courses offered by Portland Adult Education.

    Most of Portland’s middle and high school students participate actively in co-curricular activities such as athletics, drama, music and service clubs. Portland students regularly excel in academic and athletic competitions at the regional, state and even national level.

    See a list of recent honors, awards and recognition for the Portland Public Schools at: www.portlandschools.org. Join Portland ME Public Schools on Facebook. A focus on service learning-- connecting the schools to the wider community—results in students undertaking many projects that benefit greater Portland. Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    King Middle School serves the most racially, ethnically, and economically diverse neighborhoods in the state of Maine. More than 120 of King's approximately 500 students speak 28 languages and come from 17 countries.
    King Middle School is dedicated to the idea that we can create a school where all kids succeed at a high level. Our school wide model is Expeditionary Learning. Our students engage in eight to twelve week experiential learning expeditions. These expeditions are in-depth and interdisciplinary in nature and require students to engage in sophisticated research, use the community in authentic ways, and represent their knowledge with high quality products which are presented to legitimate audiences. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Portland Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Barbara Stoddard, HR Director
    • 353 Cumberland Ave
    • Portland, Maine 04101

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