Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Italian teacher grades 8-12
Start Date: 09/01/2023
End Date: 06/30/2024
Location: Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
Boston Latin School is anticipating an opening for a full time Italian position for the 2023-2024 school year.
Teacher would teach 5 sections of Italian for students in grades 8-12.
Courses offered are Italian 1, 2, 3, 4 and AP Italian Language and Culture, and teacher would teach a combination of 2 or 3 levels depending on need. Experience with AP Italian Language and Culture or willingness to be trained to teach AP a bonus as this teacher would also teach a section of AP Italian Language and Culture.
This position has not yet been formally posted. Please contact Program Director Christine Kelley at ckelley2@bostonpublicschools for details and to send a resume.
Core Competencies: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:
1. Accountability for Student Achievement
(II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice)
Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that all students can master challenging material through effective effort
Assesses students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks
Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession
2. Communicating Content Knowledge
(I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons)
Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for the content area and the pedagogy it requires
Demonstrates understanding of how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards
Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards
Equitable & Effective Instruction
(II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment)
Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work
Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation
Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community
(II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains a Respectful Environment)
Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected
3. Parent/Family Engagement
(III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)
Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning
4. Professional Reflection & Collaboration
(IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration)
Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development
Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community.
Qualifications: Required qualifications:
Education: Hold a bachelor’s degree
Hold the appropriate valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Italian to teach grades 8-12
Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified according to NCLB.
Has the ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
Holds current authorization to work in the United States – Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
Preferred additional qualifications:
Has experience teaching in urban schools.
BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS’ official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
Contact Name: Christine Kelley
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Please send your resume to me directly at email@example.com as the position has not yet been formally posted on the BPS website.