|February 07, 2024
|K-12: Public Schools
Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: Immediate Opening
Substitute Teaching in SEZP
SEZP is seeking educators who are excited and ready to make an impact in a collaborative, engaging, diverse, and high energy environment. We are seeking educators who believe teachers are activists - promising instructional access, rigor, advocacy, and a tenacious commitment to anti-racism for all students. SEZP teachers are expected to:
- Create a safe, purposeful classroom environment that prioritizes learning for all students
- Collaborate with other teachers, instructional leaders, and partners to ensure instruction is meeting the needs of all students
- Assess students regularly, analyze data, and determine appropriate next steps for instruction
- Ensure that instruction meets the needs of all students, including students with special needs, English Language Learners, and students performing below grade level
- Build relationships and communicate regularly with students and their families to solicit input and share academic progress
- Engage in learning about issues of racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education to examine your own biases; reflect on how those biases affect you, your students, and their families; and plan and deliver instruction in a culturally responsive way
- Participate in and learn from regular professional development opportunities before and during the school year
- Must possess a minimum of 30 college credits.
- Produce the required documents (cover letter, current resume, official transcripts (sealed envelope) from an accredited college or university, three character reference letters).
2023-2024 Wage Information
- Base Pay: $135.25/day
- After 45 days (non-consecutive): $159.14/day
- Long-Term Substitute Teacher (30 consecutive days in one assignment): $271.48/day
*All Springfield Public School Substitute Teachers are compensated on a bi-weekly schedule.
We encourage you to reach out to email@example.com if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply!
SEZP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience; salaries for new teachers start at $55,467. Teachers in SEZP qualify for benefits (sick days, retirement, health insurance, etc.) offered to other teachers in the Springfield Public Schools.
In addition, there are several opportunities unique to SEZP schools to increase earnings above base salary. While not guaranteed, those opportunities currently include, but are not limited to:
- Expanded Learning Time stipends at some schools, based on the yearly schedule
- Empowerment Academies: Intervention and instruction opportunities we implement during February, April, and summer breaks, following an application and selection process
Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership
While Massachusetts is consistently ranked as one of the top states for education results in the country, we have one of the highest and most persistent opportunity gaps. The Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP) - established in 2015 as a collaboration between Springfield Public Schools (SPS), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the Springfield Education Association (SEA) – seeks to improve the longitudinal life outcomes of the more than 5,000 students in our eleven middle and high schools.
As a “zone” of schools within the city of Springfield, SEZP’s approach draws on a deep and embedded partnership with the school district and local teachers’ union, while harnessing the flexibility and innovation found in autonomous school models. As a result, each school within SEZP is accorded significant school-based autonomies - in curriculum, talent, calendar, schedule, and budget – while being held accountable for realizing achievement gains for historically marginalized students. In all of our work, SEZP is in pursuit of equity and anti-racism – acknowledging the systemic oppression our students and families encounter daily and working to disrupt these provision gaps urgently and courageously.
The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination
Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 011103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.