Announcing the Search for HIGH SCHOOL WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHER
Berkshire Arts & Technology (BART) Charter Public School is a nationally recognized,
award-winning, college-preparatory, public middle and high school located in Adams,
Massachusetts. As the only charter public school in Berkshire County, it is consistently ranked
among the top schools in Massachusetts for student academic achievement and growth.
Committed to preparing its students for college and a lifetime of learning, BART is a community
of nearly 400 curious and creative students, devoted and innovative teachers and staff members,
and families dedicated to the success of their children. The student body is diverse, each member
with an important personal story. The School is built around a central makerspace, and its
academic program comprises an intense academic core curriculum enriched by elective courses
in the arts and technology. Students have numerous opportunities to pursue independent creative
and scholarly projects. Before they graduate, BART students must pass college courses, take and
pass collegiate-skills courses each year, complete an internship within the region, and participate
in a rigorous program of mock interviews, portfolio presentations, and annual science fairs.
At BART, we believe diversity strengthens our community. We believe that recruiting,
supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff is essential to providing an excellent and
representative education for our students. We support equity through representative hiring
practices and welcome applications from members of communities that have historically not
been represented in teaching and leadership positions in Berkshire County schools.
For the position of High School World Language Teacher, we seek an individual with a strong
background in instruction. The person selected will be passionate about educating all students
and will be an enthusiastic contributor to a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive school environment
that has a strong record of academic success. This full-time teaching position is for the
2023-2024 school year. The position offers the individual selected and other language faculty
flexibility in their course assignments.
BART teachers are skillful educators, and:
● Welcome the challenge of being a teacher in an organization committed to excellence,
equity, and social justice;
● Believe that data-driven instruction is a powerful way to educate students;
● Recognize that objective assessments of student performance are important tools that must
be used in concert with deep, analytical thinking assignments to assess student
● Excel in facilitating mixed-ability learning environments;
● Demonstrate depth of content knowledge and pedagogical skills in their field;
● Model themselves as continuous learners to students, parents, peers, and supervisors;
● Collaborate effectively with others on curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and
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● Believe in creating a consistent environment throughout the School for discipline,
classroom management, and classroom routines.
EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Daily and Weekly Expectations:
● Instruction: Teach 2-4 classes daily in a rotating schedule (depending on subject area; class
lengths may vary).
● Planning & Development (approximately 1/2 hour planning for every hour teaching): plan
lessons and instruction; assess student work; collaborate with team teachers on curriculum
and assessment; participate in reflective practice and professional development.
● Supported Study/Silent Reading: depending on teaching load, be available to help students
with organization and homework in a supported study or facilitate a silent reading period.
● Discipline/Classroom Management: follow the School’s prescribed discipline, classroom
management, and classroom routines to ensure a consistent environment across the School
for all students.
● Online Gradebook: Maintain an up-to-date, online gradebook with information on class
syllabus, homework, unit plans, etc. to facilitate communication with students and their
● Daily Team Meetings: Participate in regularly scheduled grade-level and discipline-based
team meetings to identify students who may be struggling, improve school culture, work as
a cross-disciplinary team to integrate curriculum, and build/improve curriculum across
● Student Meetings: Attend IEP, 504, and other family meetings as needed.
● Additional Coverage and Other Duties (as needed): monitor breakfast, lunch, hallways, and
the student support classroom; provide substitute coverage for other teachers.
● Teacher Residency (August): participate in training and professional development; refine
curriculum scope and sequence; participate in preparing to address School-wide annual
● Instruction (late August-June): school year runs from the end of August until the
middle/end of June, following the local districts’ holiday schedules.
● Professional Development Days (monthly): participate in full and half-day professional
● Observation (30-60 minutes/month): observe and/or participate in other teachers’ classes to
learn and share new ideas.
● Best Practices Sharing: Support the School in developing best practices and sharing them
with the broader education community.
● Proctor MCAS, PSAT, AP, and Other Exams: Follow all instructions to maintain the
integrity of accountability exams.
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● BA or BS required, MA/MS preferred; teachers must be highly qualified by passing the
MTEL test for the subject(s) that they teach and, where appropriate, hold the SEI
Endorsement—requirements that can be fulfilled during the year.
● Fluency in a world language required, native fluency preferred.
● Commitment to the success of all children.
● Demonstrated success in collaborative teaching, managing a mixed-ability classroom, and
facilitating performance-based learning.
● Preferably have at least two years of classroom teaching experience or equivalent and
experience in implementing multi-tiered systems of academic and/or behavioral support.
● A team player with a growth mindset and a sense of humor.
Those who can see themselves in the role of High School World Language Teacher at BART
Charter Public School should send via email a résumé, cover letter and full contact information
for three professional references to email@example.com. The cover letter should be
addressed to BART’s Interim Executive Director, Jonathan Igoe. Review of completed
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
BART Charter Public School is an equal opportunity employer. BART does not discriminate in
admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs or activities, on
the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity, those experiencing homelessness, or age. For more information about BART and its
programs, please visit www.bartcharter.org.
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level