Worcester Public Schools

Worcester, MA


Job Description


REPORTS TO: Manager of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development


1.Implements the philosophy, goals, policies and Compact of the WPS. Facilitates the development of a learning community focused on raising expectations and providing rigorous core instruction for every student, every day.

2.Responsible for planning, developing, revising, implementing and supervising a quality English Language Arts & Literacy program for all levels (PreK-12) in the Worcester Public Schools; progress to be measured against annual goals and the District Accountability Plan.

3.Responsible for providing leadership in organizing and supporting professional development aligned with District and School Accountability Plans connected to solid, rigorous core instruction.

4.Responsible for promoting linkages between the Worcester Public Schools and various community resources, agencies, and educational institutions focused on the Massachusetts English Language Arts & Literacy Curriculum Frameworks and the WPS Compact.

5.Responsible for the coordination and communication of local efforts in English Language Arts & Literacy education with state and national groups.

6.Coordinate and provide leadership in ongoing curriculum renewal.

7.Communicate and coordinate with other liaisons in developing strategies to support the instructional focus and best practices of schools throughout the district.

8.Facilitate regular communication with teachers, families, and community partners regarding curriculum developments and best practices to guide teaching and learning that ensures all students are college and career ready.

9.Facilitate monthly meetings with English department heads to ensure implementation of high quality English Language Arts & Literacy instruction aligned with the district improvement work.

10.Responsible for contributing to the curriculum newsletters and curriculum website.

11.Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability

12.Performance of other job-related duties as assigned.


1.Minimum of five (5) years successful teaching experience

2.Massachusetts Teacher Licensure in English or Reading with the SEI endorsement

3.Master’s Degree

4.Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with curriculum and program development

5.Demonstrated experience in providing professional development for teachers

6.Demonstrated understanding of adult learning theory and successful experience

7.Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and engagement in providing leadership around school improvement

8.Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current pedagogy as it relates to evidence based best practices in support of the school and district accountability goals

9.Demonstrated knowledge and experience in delivering high quality instruction as defined by the WPS High Quality Teaching and Learning Framework

10.Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team setting with other adults


1.Massachusetts Licensure as Principal/Assistant Principal and/or Supervisor/Director.

2.Demonstrate experience supporting ELL students

3.Demonstrate experience supporting student with special needs

SALARY: Teachers salary, plus Curriculum Liaison stipend of $3,090 which includes 60 hours of summer work, and Coordinator
of Department Head Stipend of $3,891.

WORK YEAR: Regular school year plus 60 hours of summer work

TO APPLY: Any person interested in this position must submit a resume, cover letter, DESE Licensure and answer all questions
on-line at This information must be submitted on-line.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of
race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender
identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability,
pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The
Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full
range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more
information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the
Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609,

Job Requirements

To maximize the effectiveness of your application, it is recommended that you provide a cover letter, which describes the specific training, and experience that you have for the position(s) that you are applying for and that you ensure that the certification information in your SchoolSpring profile is updated.

Your MA DESE certification number will allow us to verify that you possess the correct license. Please ensure that your SchoolSpring resume, specifically, is updated as this will be used to determine your Degree and Step placement on the Teachers salary schedule.

  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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.


Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.

Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)


Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?

Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)


Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee?
If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.


Contact Information

Magdalena Ganias, Manager of Curriculum and Professional Learning
20 Irving Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
Phone: 508-799-3470
Email: [email protected]


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