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Margaret Chase Smith School

Sanford School District

Sanford, Maine (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4090372
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 23, 2022
  • Starting Date: January 3, 2023

Job Description

Margaret Chase Smith School is seeking to hire a special education teacher to join our second and third grade team. We are seeking a compassionate, energetic and responsive educator to join our wonderful special education team as you support students with both emotional and academic learning goals. MCS is a newly renovated school that serves approximately 400 students in grades PreK-4 in the Sanford area. We proudly offer outstanding specialists in art, music, physical education, health and media/library. Staff enjoy the benefits of having an onsite IEP coordinator to chair meetings and draft Written Notices, school psychologist to complete testing, two speech/language therapists, occupational and physical therapists, behavior coach, Sweetser and special education social workers and school counselors to help meet student needs. Students have the ability to join various clubs or intramurals during and after school. In addition, our PTA hosts monthly community/school wide events to connect our families with school staff. Feel free to check out our school website ( for more information.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
  • Location Description

    Sanford schools are successful because our parents, teachers, staff and community set high expectations and do a remarkable job working together to support our students. Our staff members engage themselves in professional development opportunities to enhance their skills as teachers, educational technicians, and administrators. We are fortunate to live in a community that supports education and the exceptional work performed in our schools.

    Sanford-Springvale is located in southern Maine in York County, just 12 miles from I-95, 35 miles from the culturally diverse cities of Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and only 90 miles north of Boston.

    Sanford-Springvale offers a quality of life that is uniquely small town; balanced by a strong industrial and retail base that guarantee both strong employment opportunities and extensive consumer choices typically found only in much larger cities. Sanford-Springvale offers an atypical blend of the old and the new-the rural and the metropolitan. Learn more about us...

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Sanford School District 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.

    Job Requirements

    • Responsibilities will include:
      - Demonstrate the competence and flexibility necessary to program for students with academic, emotional, and behavioral needs
      - Create and deliver specially designed instruction in both academic and functional content areas
      - Collaborate with the district's behavior coach in order to develop programmatic supports
      - Collect and utilize data to inform instruction
      - Supervise educational technicians
      - Complete special education documentation in accordance with Department expectations, as well as state and federal laws and
      Maine State Certification - 282
      Valid Maine Criminal History Records Check (fingerprinting)
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions

    Thank you for your interest in the Sanford School Department. Please complete the SchoolSpring application in its entirety.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Please describe a specific class or class activity you planned and actually conducted which illustrates your philosophy of teaching and is the best example of your teaching skills. What evidence showed you that this class or activity was successful in terms of student motivation and achievement?
      Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Please account for and explain any gaps in employment during the past ten years.
      Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Tracie Hallissey, Principal
    • 248 Twombley Road
    • Sanford, Maine 04073
    • Phone: (207)-324-7586
    • Fax: (207) 490-5138
    • Email: click here

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