23-24 Part Time Spanish HSE Reading & Writing Teacher (SCALE)

Somerville Public Schools

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Posted : 2023-11-02
Job Goal: The Spanish HSE Reading/Writing Teacher will be primarily responsible for raising the reading and writing levels of a class of approximately 15-20 adult students. Students range in age and previous education; Spanish is the primary language of our students. Most students are working towards earning a high school equivalency credential. To this end,

The Spanish HSE RW teacher is responsible for teaching a range of writing, science and social studies topics. Experience teaching literacy in the content areas is preferred, it is essential that the RW teacher has had training in and successful experience teaching explicit reading and writing skills/strategies. The RW teacher will work with the Program Administrator to plan the curriculum. The instructor must keep attendance records, document student progress, and assist with other DESE-related activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Masters in ESOL or adult literacy preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years ELL classroom teaching experience – at least one complete year teaching adult immigrants
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of learner-centered teaching approaches and effective integrated skills activities
  • Massachusetts Teacher Certification a plus
  • MAPT certification is preferred but not required for this position


  • Prepare lesson plans and choose appropriate materials, following the ABE Department’s Curriculum Guidelines and MA DESE College and Career Readiness Standards, and submit one lesson plan per month.
  • Attend and participate in department meetings and appropriate in-service workshops.
  • Evaluate student progress and make placement recommendations as required by department policy/procedures.
  • Complete attendance and assessment-related activities as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
  • Work effectively with other teachers, counselor(s), and the program administrator on student and program issues.
  • Follow department policy/procedures regarding substitutes and substitute lesson plans.
  • Integrate technology into instruction.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, Application Requirements:

  • Completion of an extensive application packet, including copies of social security card and government issued identification
  • Completion of C.O.R.I form
  • Completion of the National Fingerprint-based background check in accordance with M.G.L. c. 71, §38G
  • Job requires computer use

Terms of Employment:

  • Part Time / Grant Funded
2023-2024 School Year Schedule
  • 6 teaching hours and 2 preparation hours per week
  • Monthly meetings, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Teaching responsibilities begin immediately and continue through the end of our second instructional cycle in June 2023. (Please note that the actual end date will be determined after snow days or other cancellations.)

Salary is competitive and in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Position: Reports to
: Director of Continuing Education and/or designee

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
Job Location
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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