PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic Science Teacher who will teach grade 7 beginning in August 2020, and will “loop” with the students to teach grade 8 in the following year. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with middle school students and collaborating with colleagues. The 7-8 science curriculum covers a range of physical and life science topics, engineering, and technology. Students are assessed through a variety of methods using a standards-based grading system with the goal of supporting and challenging each student.


       Teach four blocks (classes) of Science 7 or 8, Advisory, and Homework Support

       Prepare curricula and instructional materials based on set departmental learning objectives

       Assess student work and provide timely feedback to students and parents via PowerSchool online grading system

       Apply PVPA’s standards-based grading system to report on student course progress and achievement

       Coordinate with special educators to address the diverse needs of all learners.

       Supervise students during non-class time (e.g., lunch) as required

       Attend and participate in regular faculty collaborative time meetings and school-wide professional development activities

       Attend and participate in meetings with students and/or parents/guardians as scheduled, including an evening open house, and parent-teacher conferences

       Participate in school-wide events that occur during the school day

       Assist with other faculty administrative duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

       Bachelor’s degree

       CORI/SORI and Fingerprint background checks


Preferred Qualifications:

       Two to five years of experience teaching science in a public or private school, preferably at the middle school level

       Eligible for “Highly Qualified” teacher status

       Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement

       Ability to teach a variety of courses or topics within the discipline

       Knowledge of discipline curriculum standards

       Massachusetts teaching license in subject area

       Computer literacy

Supervised by: Director of Teacher Development/Director of Arts and Academics

Calendar: School year (ten months)


To be considered a complete application, please submit all required documentation necessary to create the SchoolSpring file. Please do not send follow-up or additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted.

Please be sure to upload any and all transcripts to your SchoolSpring application.

Please apply to job #3277981 at

EOE: The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA)subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.