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2017-2018 School Calendar- Updated Jun. 30th

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Master Events Calendar

School Calendar

Tuesday, August 29 is the first day of school for grades 1 through 12.

Wednesday, September 6 is the first day of school for kindergarten students.

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Medford Family Network Summer 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Summer Reading 2017

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

summer reading

ELA: Elementary Grades K-5

ELA: Middle & High School Grades 6-12

Social Studies: High School Grades 9-12

Summer School Information

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Grades 6 & 7

Grades 8-12

Summer Camps & Other Activities- Updated

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Grades K-6

The Summer Fun Program will be offered through Medford Community Schools at Medford High School.  The program runs for (8) weeks from June 26th – August 18th, for students K-6.  Students will have an opportunity to participate  in a number of activities including sports, games, arts, crafts, movies, swimming and much, much, more.  Families can sign up on a weekly basis.  The program runs from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  The cost is $145 per week and includes breakfast everyday and pizza on Fridays!  Contact the Community Schools Office at (781) 393-2226 or download the registration form here.

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Middle School Computer Science Camp will provide students with the opportunity to explore the field of computer science and design, as well as, program real working mobile apps.  This camp is available to Medford through the Middle School Pathways in Computer Science Program, and is funded by the National Science Foundation, so there is no fee to attend.  Lunch is provided daily.  The camp is located at the McGlynn Middle School.  Camp dates are:  Mon/July 17th -Fri/July 21st.  Camp runs from 9 AM – 3:30 PM.  For information about this camp, please contact Molly Laden at mladen@medford.k12.ma.us

Medford Vocational Technical High School  CTE Explore Camp is for incoming 8th grade students from the McGlynn and Andrews Middle Schools who would like the opportunity to explore the various offerings in career and technical education that are offered at MTHS.  CTE Explore will run for two weeks:  July 10th-13th and July 17th-20th (Monday-Thursday) from 8 AM – 12 noon.  The cost for the two week program is $150 and includes one hour of swimming and a daily snack.  Due to the nature of this program, availability is limited.  Students will be enrolled on a first come/first serve basis.  For more information, please contact Jill Sawyer at jsawyer@medford.k12.ma.us

All Ages

The Medford Recreation Department is offering weekly events all summer.  There are events at local parks, plus Wrights Pond and the Tufts Pool will be opening at the end of June.  All information about Medford’s Summer Recreation Program can be found online at www.medfordma.org/summer or in the Recreation Guide which can be picked up at Medford City Hall, the Medford Family Network, the Medford Public Library, and at many other locations throughout the City. Stop by the City of Medford’s table at Medford Day on June 4 and Circle the Square on June 15 to learn more about the programs being offered and to pick up a Recreation Guide.  To speak with someone about all programs, please call 781-393-2486 or email medfordrecreation@medford-ma.gov.

Ages 0-5

The Medford Family Network hosts Traveling Playgroups in different parks, all summer from 9:30 AM – 11 AM, weather permitting The park schedule runs  Mondays-Thursday.  The Medford Family Network also hosts different events throughout the summer.  To obtain a complete list of the Traveling Playgroups Schedule, along with any MFN special summer events, you can go to medfordfamilies.org.

Sports Camps (ages vary)

The Mustang Basketball Program will once again be hosting a summer camp the weeks of June 26th and July 10th.  Girls and Boys entering grades K-9 are encouraged to participate.  The camp will held at Medford High School.  The time of the camp, is daily, 9 AM – 2:00 PM. and the camps will be held  June 26th – June 30th and  July 10th – July 14th.   Cost per camper – $160 for one week – $290 for two weeks.   Family cost (2 or more children) – $135 per student per week.  For further information, please contact Coach John Skerry at jskerry@medford.k12.ma.us

There will be a Swim Clinic at the Medford High School Pool – August 14th- 18th from 2 PM- 5 PM – Cost $75 per student Ages-8-13 years old – The Swim Clinic exposes swimmers to competitive swim team activities.  Student will watch swimming technique videos, do exercises and drills on land and in the water to strengthen swimming form and efficiency.  They will do relay games. Swimmers should be at least a Level 3 Swimmer, and able to swim on top of the water and float in deep water without assistance.  For further information or to register, please contact Coach Mary Judge at mjudge@medford.k12.ma.us

Summer Soccer Camp- all ages- August 14 through August 18. Please click here to download the flier & registration form (Word).

Medford Volleyball Camp Come join the Medford High School Volleyball team and Head Coach Taylor Dyer for a week of skills, drills, and game play. Boys and Girls, grades 6-9, are welcome to come and learn all about the sport of volleyball.

When: July 31st- August 4th

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00pm

Where: Medford High School

Cost : $110

Please contact Coach Dyer at tdyer@medford.k12.ma.us

City of Medford Summer Recreation Program

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke is excited to announce the 2017 Summer Recreation Program. Registration is now open for over 20 athletic and hands-on programs.

Athletic clinics include soccer, flag football, softball, swimming and more for ages ranging from 3 to adults. Hands-on programs introduce youth ages 5-14 to creative activities such as computing, filmmaking, Lego workshops, rocket-making and more.

Medford’s popular 6-week Parks Program is also returning, giving youth an opportunity to get outside and play from 9am-1pm each day from July 10 to August 18. This year, all activities will take place in a different single park throughout Medford each week, bringing all youth together in one location. Activities will include sports, games, crafts, and more and the park locations will be Harris Park, Barry Park, Carr Park, Tufts Park, Morrison Park, and Playstead Park. The Free Lunch Program will provide youth ages 18 and under with lunch at no-cost at five of the six locations. (There will be no free lunch at Playstead Park).

Residents are also invited to get out and cool off at Wright’s Pond and Tufts Pool which are scheduled to open on June 24. Wright’s Pond is open to residents only, and vehicle and walk-in passes will be on sale beginning June 1st. Tufts Pool is open to residents and non-residents, and family and individual passes will also be on sale on June 1st. All passes can be purchased online at www.medfordma.org/summer, by mail, or in the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Medford City Hall during normal operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm; Wednesdays from 8:30am to 7:30pm, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Pool passes can no longer be purchased at Tufts Pool.

“In the winter of 2017, over 1,300 people responded to a survey designed to gather feedback about what our community wants to see in a Recreation Program in Medford,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “We’re excited to incorporate this feedback into our summer program, and will be proposing during budget cycle a full-time Recreation Department for the fall of 2017 which will offer year-round programming and will further incorporate the important feedback from the community gathered in the survey.”

All information about Medford’s Summer Recreation Program can be found online at www.medfordma.org/summer or in the Recreation Guide which can be picked up at Medford City Hall, the Medford Family Network, the Medford Public Library, and at many other locations throughout the City.

To speak with someone about all programs, please call 781-393-2486 or email medfordrecreation@medford-ma.gov.

Take a look at the new 2017 Recreation Guide!
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Fall 2017 Medford Technical Institute Adult Education Offerings

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Preschool Registration

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Three options:
McGlynn Preschool
Make Way for Kids
Medford Early Education Program (MEEP)


McGlynn Preschool Registration May 1-12

An inclusive preschool program for children with and without disabilities

September 2017 – June 2018

Full school-day program!

OPEN REGISTRATION PERIOD: MAY 1-12, 2017

A LOTTERY SYSTEM WILL BE EMPLOYED IF DEMAND EXCEEDS SPACE. The lottery will be held on May 16 @ 10 A.M. in the Early Childhood/Afterschool Office.

Schedule

  • Monday: 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • Friday: 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • This is a five-day a week school year program.

Cost

$778.00/Month –Families may be eligible for scholarship assistance available through a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.

Click here to find out more about our FACTS online payment plan.

Eligibility: Child must be 4-years-old by August 31, 2017.

Application: Download the application- Microsoft Word or PDF

Questions: Cheryl Alpers @ 781.393.2102 or calpers@medford.k12.ma.us

If an Interpreter to translate this information is necessary, please call ELL office at 781-393-2348.

1. Casa necessite de um Interpreter para traduzir esta informacao, favor contactar o escritorio de ELL no numero: 781-393-2348. (Portuguese)

2. Si un Interprete es necesitado para tradusir esta informacion, por favor contacta la officina de ELL en numero : 781-393-2348. (Spanish)

3. Si w bezwen yo Entèprèt pou tradui enfòmasyon sa a pou wou, souple rele biwo ELL nan nimewo sa a: 781-393-2348. (Haitian-Creole

This program is subject to state appropriation of funds. This program is partially funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Make Way for Kids Preschool

We are truly a unique preschool experience. The preschool program is a learning lab for vocational and high school students. They are involved with assisting the preschoolers as well as developing and executing developmentally age appropriate curriculum that is always supervised by the two teachers.

The preschoolers enjoy exploring through the classroom learning areas with their peers and big buddies. Our preschool time is filled with various activities such as free choice time, organized circle time, arts & craft, snack time and gross motor time, and many other fun and exciting activities to explore.

A.M. class meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Your child must be 3 years old by August 31. Ages served 3-5 if not eligible for Kindergarten.

If you would like to set up an appointment, please contact Ms. Michele Farquharson at 781-393-2210 or email at mfarquharson@medford.k12.ma.us.


Medford Early Education Program

The MEEP programs are located at Medford High School, and the Brooks, Columbus, and Roberts Elementary Schools. The Medford Public Schools Early Education Program (MEEP) recognizes the primary goal of early childhood education is to promote independence, self-confidence, self-esteem, and an enthusiasm for learning. These qualities are essential to future educational success.

MEEP is designed to provide children with a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which children can learn about themselves, each other, and the world around them. The curriculum utilizes a developmental approach based on well-established principles of development. It addresses the whole child in areas including the development of cognition, communication, language, social interaction, play skills, motor abilities, and self-help skills. Children are encouraged and taught to make choices among a range of activities, especially those that are based on their own interests and experiences.

The daily schedule is intended to balance indoor and outdoor periods, active and quiet times, and individual, small group, and whole group activities. The curriculum offers children opportunities for experience with paint, clay, water, sand, blocks, puzzles, a wide variety of manipulatives, music, movement, books, dramatic play, and cooking to name a few.

A major component of the preschool program is to help children develop positive self-esteem and an enjoyment of learning. Much emphasis is placed on the child’s capacity to develop and enjoy friendships, to begin to learn to resolve conflicts, and to learn respect for the feeling, ideas, and differences of others. The program values each child’s unique abilities and facilitates development at a pace and level consistent with each child’s ability.

MEEP is an integrated preschool setting that serves children who are ages 3 through 5 and not yet eligible for kindergarten. There are up to 15 children in each class. Eight children are developing typically and 7 have been identified with special needs. Each class has a teacher, at least 2 other staff members, and therapists. Some classrooms also have high school interns.

Program Options for 2017-2018 School Year

Morning Program
Brooks and Medford High School
5 days/week 9:00 to 11:15
Tuition per month: $292.50

Afternoon Program
Brooks, Medford High, and Roberts
4 days/week 11:50 to 2:05 (M. T. Th. F.)
Tuition per month: $234.00

Columbus Elementary School*
5 days/9:00 to 1:00
Tuition per month: $520.00
*Children must be 4 years old by 8/31/17
or
Brooks Elementary School*
Brooks Elementary School*
5 days/9:00 to 2:05 (Wed. to 1:00)
Tuition per month: $650.00
*Children must be 4 years old by 8/31/17

Contact Denise Rogier for MEEP applications: 781-393-2155 x4218, 781-393-2177 x3150, or via email at drogier@medford.k12.ma.us or download the application. Drop-off or mail the application to the Roberts Elementary School, 35 Court Street, Medford, MA 02155, ATTN: MEEP/Ms. Rogier.

Application deadline is May 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM. We are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. If there are more applicants than openings in any of the programs as of the deadline, MEEP will hold a lottery on May 30, 2017. Siblings/multiples are counted as individuals in lotteries. Application deadline to be entered into any needed lotteries is May 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Applications received after the May 26, 2017 deadline will be considered on a space available basis.

When you are accepted in the MEEP program a letter will be sent to you offering placement in one of the classrooms. Bring this letter to the Parent Information Center at Medford High School when you register.

To consider the registration process complete and be eligible to attend MEEP:

1. The child must be registered and medically cleared through the Parent Information Center at Medford High School.

2. Registration in the FACTS Management System should be completed https://www.medfordpublicschools.org/for-parents/facts-tuition-online-payments/

3. The Tuition Agreement received

4. The $50.00 registration fee received

5. The first month’s tuition received

For more information about MEEP, contact Cheryl Maiocco: cmaiocco@medford.k12.ma.us, 781-393-2166, or 781-960-3274.

Come and Explore Career & Technical Education (CTE) this Summer!

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Attention all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students!

You are welcome to check out what the Medford Technical High School has to offer. Students can sample a variety of programs in a fun and interactive environment. Our licensed teachers use their industry expertise to teach campers everything from technology to cosmetology. Finish the day with a hour free swim at the MHS Pool!

Week 1 – July 10th – 13th – (Monday – Thursday – 8 AM – 12 noon)
Week 2 – July 17th – 20th – (Monday-Thursday – 8 AM – 12 noon)

$150 per student – Snack Included – Transportation is NOT included. Students must be in good academic and behavioral standing, a well as, demonstrate a strong work ethic.

A minimum of (12) students are necessary for program to run.

Please contact Martha McCarthy at 781-393-2260 or via email at mmcarthy@medford.k12.ma.us, for registration information. You can also download the registration form here (PDF).

Medford Community Schools Summer Fun Program Grades K-6

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Medford Community Schools is offering their popular summer vacation camp at the Medford High School with Director Anthony Petrelis and staff.

Your child will participate in a number of activities from sports, games, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, and much more!

Registration

Doors Open/Drop-Off at 7:30 am
Doors Close/Pick-Up at 4:30 pm

NO DAILY RATES AVAILABLE- WEEKLY ONLY
RATE $145.00 per week

Dates
Week 1: June 26 – June 30
Week 2: July 3 –7– ( July 4th closed)
Week 3: July 10 – 14
Week 4: July 17 -21
Week 5: July 24 -28
Week 6: July 30 – Aug 4
Week 7: Aug 7 – 11
Week 8: Aug 14 – 18

***Breakfast is provided everyday and Pizza Day is every Friday for lunch***

Please bring:
Sneakers
Sandals (for pool only)
Towel
Bathing Suit
Sunscreen
Snack
Lunch
Water bottle
Any medications – to be given by licensed EMT

2017-2018 Afterschool Program Registration- Updated

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Afterschool Pre-Registration and Payment Procedures for School Year 2017-18

Please click here to download the pre-registration form (PDF)

Happy Spring! Afterschool enrollment for School Year 2017-18 for new afterschool families begins April 3, 2017. Paperwork can be mailed or dropped off at the afterschool program or afterschool office (Medford High School). No FAXES or EMAILS will be accepted.

Do I need to pay a registration fee? All families are required to pay a yearly $50 non-refundable registration fee if your child(ren) will be enrolled in the Medford Public Schools Afterschool Programs. NOTE: You will need to pay the $50 fee at the time of registration for each Medford Public Schools program that uses the FACTS payment system but your first payment will be credited $50 if you enroll in more than one program. Afterschool families receiving vouchers do not pay a registration fee.

Do I pay a deposit? Deposits will only be required if a family has a voucher. The deposit will be due by August 21, 2017 along with an eligible voucher if one is not on file.

How will I pay my monthly tuition payments? All tuition payments for families not receiving a voucher will be made using FACTS Tuition Online Payments.

What are all the Enrollment Steps for families NOT receiving vouchers? The process is as follows: (1) Return Pre-registration form along with a check or money order for $50. (2) Register/reregister with FACTS (if you do not have a voucher) by July 1, 2017 and determine payment date. If you already have a customer number you will keep that number. (3) Be sure your first payment for August’s/ September’s tuition is made by August 21, 2017. (4) Return your Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 by August 21, 2017. The Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 will be mailed/emailed beginning the week of July 31. The Enrollment Contract can be scanned, mailed or FAXED (781-393-2123) to the afterschool office.

What are all the Enrollment Steps for families receiving vouchers? The process is as follows: (1) Return Pre-registration form. (2) Confirm by August 21 that the Afterschool Office has a current voucher on file for the start of School Year 2017-18. (3) Pay invoice (minimum payment: deposit plus one week’s tuition). (4) Return your Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 by August 21, 2017. The Enrollment Contract for School Year 2017-18 will be mailed/emailed along with an invoice beginning the week of July 31. The Enrollment Contract can be scanned, mailed or FAXED (781-393-2123) to the afterschool office. Please note that we will no longer accept cash. Payment must be in the form of a personal check, bank check, or money order. If you wish to make online payments, please contact Cheryl Alpers (781-393-2102).

What if I want to add/change days after I register? Families may make a schedule change effective October 1. (The adding of days is based on program availability.) All requests must be in writing (email is acceptable). Note procedure: We require a two-week written notice to drop days with schedule changes only going into effect the first of the month. October 1 is the first month of allowable schedule changes.

When does afterschool start? Afterschool starts on August 29, the first day of school for children in Grades 1-5. Afterschool starts on September 6, the first day of school for children entering kindergarten.

Financial Assistance remains limited. If you would like to be considered for scholarship assistance, please contact Cheryl Alpers at calpers@medford.k12.ma.us. We will contact you in July to complete paperwork and discuss eligibility.

Thank you for following these guidelines. For families not receiving a voucher your Pre-registration is official when paperwork and the registration fee are returned and you have completed the FACTS registration process by July 1. For families receiving a voucher your Pre-registration is official when paperwork and an active voucher are on file. (Note: You will only receive notice if you have been placed on a wait list.)

Please click here to download the pre-registration form (PDF)

2017-2018 Before School Program Registration

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Registration for new Before School program students begins Monday, April 3, 2017.

Please bring completed registration form to the Assistant Superintendent’s office at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street between 8 am and 12 pm or 1 pm and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Medford Public Schools’ Before-School Program is available to assist working parents & guardians with early drop off for students in grades K-5 at the four elementary schools. The program runs from 7:30 AM until the start of the school day.

Enrollment is offered on a first come, first served basis.

$127.30 per month for 5 days a week
$95.50 per month for 3 days a week

Building Bridges to Kindergarten: A Presentation for Parents/Guardians

Friday, March 17th, 2017

This presentation includes information for parents/guardians of incoming kindergarten students.

Medford Community Directory for Families with Young Children

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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– Created by our Early Childhood/Afterschool Program.

Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Job Postings and Stipend Positions- Updated July 18, 2017

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Please note that some positions might be part-time as determined by the needs of the school district.

Some of the below files are linked to additional information in a PDF.

Current and Anticipated Openings

  • Middle School Reading Teacher – McGlynn Middle School. License in Reading K-12. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest and resume to Bernadette Ricciardelli, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at bricciardelli@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Medford High School is currently seeking a licensed mathematics teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. Interested candidates are encourage to send their letter of interest and resume to Carolyn Joy, Director of Mathematics and Integrated Sciences at cjoy@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Two positions: Assistant Principal Middle School Level & Assistant Principal High School Level
  • School Year 2017-18: The Medford Public Schools Afterschool Program has four site locations: Brooks School, Columbus School, McGlynn School and Roberts School. We need group leaders and assistant group leaders. Positions available in expanding afterschool programs. Schedule Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Wed 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Group Leader receives an additional one-half hour for prep. Experience with children K-5 is preferred. Activities include homework time, free play, gym and outdoor time, activity time, i.e., art, science. School Year Schedule. Interested applicants please forward letter of interest and resume to Shelley Gross, EC/Afterschool Program at sgross@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Medford High School is currently seeking a foreign language teacher to teach French and Italian for the 2017-2018 academic year. Interested candidates who hold licenses for both languages are encouraged to send their cover letter and resume to Rita DiCarlo, Foreign Director at rdicarlo@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • High School Teacher- English Language Arts. Minimum of an initial license required. Please send resume and letter of interest to Dr. Nicole Chiesa, Humanities Director, nchiesa@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • High school advisors and lunch room monitors (PDF)
  • Adult Education Electrical III Teacher Medford Technical Institute, located at Medford Technical High School is looking for an adult education teacher for the fall and winter semester. The candidate should possess the required license from the MA Division of Professional Licensure. This course is for Electrical III standards. Please send resume and statement of qualifications/interest to Rich Cormio, rcormio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Therapeutic Learning Program Teacher. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Kathy Medaglio, Director of Pupil Services at kmedaglio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • High School Physics Teacher. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Rocco Cieri, Director of Science at rcieri@medford.k12.ma.us
  • Guidance Counselor. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Amelia Jensen, Director of Guidance at ajensen@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • 1 Classroom-Based Registered Nurse and 2 School Nurses.
    Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Toni Vento, Supervisor of Health Services at tvento@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Metal Fabrication Instructor. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Heidi Riccio, Principal/Director of MVTHS at hriccio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Biotechnology Instructor. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Heidi Riccio, Principal/Director of MVTHS at hriccio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • EL elementary and secondary teachers (subject to budget approval). Exemplary oral and written English language skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ESL licensure. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Leslie H. Trotta, EL Director, ltrotta@medford.k12.ma.us, and to Mr. Roy Belson, Superintendent, Medford Public Schools, rbelson@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Instrumental Music Teacher – Middle School Band/Elementary Band and Strings. Full time position – requires travel between four schools. Appropriate licensure required. Please send cover letter and resume to: Roy E. Belson, Superintendent of Schools, rbelson@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • School Adjustment Counselor: Provide direct and consultative therapeutic and evaluative services for the diagnostic, preventative and interventive purposes in the school setting. Responsibilities include provision of direct counseling intervention services to students; collaboration with school-based teams to develop therapeutic intervention plans and/or behavior intervention plans that address student’s needs; Serve as an expert regarding therapeutic adaptations, social-emotional curriculum and assessment and provide as needed professional development for school-based staff; Provide consultation to staff and/or direct counseling to students as a member of the school-based RTI program; Provide diagnostic assessments/ evaluations for students, including Functional Behavioral Assessment and/or Risk Assessment with students who potentially pose a safety risk to self and/or others; Perform other duties and responsibilities consistent with this role/position. The qualified candidate must be licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor. An additional Massachusetts Health Professional license: LICSW, LMHC is required. Please send cover letter, resume, and copy of license to: scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • School Psychologist: The school psychologist will evaluate students and write psychological evaluation reports to determine eligibility for special education services. Evaluations may include FBA’s, Classroom Needs Assessments, and other specialized assessments. The school psychologist will evaluate students as to risk to self and/or others and provide consultation to administrators and school teams regarding such evaluations as necessary. Duties may include administration of universal screening tools, including data management and progress monitoring to guide the individual, classroom and school wide program planning. Knowledge of special education laws and regulations that govern the identification of students with disabilities, including English Language Learner students, is essential to this position. Ability to provide effective consultation to school personnel on identification and intervention strategies for students with academic and/or social/emotional/behavior related concerns is critical. This position includes provision of counseling services and facilitation of social skills groups to support therapeutic programming for students who present with social-emotional disabilities, as well as at risk general education students. Applicant must hold an active Massachusetts School Psychologist license. An additional Massachusetts Health Professional license: LICSW or LMHC is preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and copy of license to: scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Special Education Teacher: High School English– Teach and case manage small classroom of students requiring specialized instruction. The program goal is to provide students with the support they need to be successful in a small academic setting while at the same time building student’s skills with the goal of including them in general education classes as soon as they can be successful. Applicant must hold a Massachusetts Moderate Disabilities 5-12 license, an additional general education English 8-12 license is preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and copy of license to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Special Education Teacher: Middle School Therapeutic Learning Program– Teach and case manage small classroom of students requiring specialized social emotional supports. The goal of the TLP program is to provide students with the support they need to be successful in a small academic setting while at the same time building student’s skills with the goal of including them in general education classes as soon as they can be successful. The teacher hired will be part of the TLP Team which oversees the program and includes a BCBA, a School Adjustment Counselor and other TLP teachers. Applicant must hold a Massachusetts Moderate Disabilities PK-8 license or Moderate Disabilities 5-12, an additional general education content license preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and copy of license to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Special Education Teacher: Middle School Inclusion Support Program– Teach and case manage students requiring specialized supports within the general education classroom and small group setting. The program goal is to provide students with the skill instruction they need to be successful within a full or partial inclusion program. Applicant must hold a Massachusetts Moderate Disabilities PK-8 or Moderate Disabilities 5-12 license, an additional general education content license is preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and copy of license to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Special Education Teacher: Elementary Language-Based Program– Teach and case manage small classroom of students requiring specialized supports within a language enriched setting. The program goal is to provide students with the support they need to be successful in a small academic setting while at the same time building student’s skills with the goal of including them in general education classes as soon as they can be successful. Applicant must hold a Massachusetts Moderate Disabilities PK-8 license, an additional Elementary license and/or certification in Wilson, OG, or LMB is preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and copy of license to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Medford Early Education Program: Special Education Teacher. Applicant must hold Massachusetts PK-8 Moderate Disabilities license. Additional Early Childhood: With and Without Disabilities PK-2 preferred. Experience implementing ABA programming is essential to this position. Please send resume and copy of license to Susan Callahan at scallahan@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Cooperative Education Coordinator– Medford Tech is looking for a cooperative education coordinator who can continue to grow the program, seek new partnerships, oversee career counseling, and recruit new students to a school that offers 20 Chapter 74 programs. Primary responsibilities include the following: Career planning with students in grade 9-12 Program Advisory Committee planning and implementation working with the CTE Director Recruitment for Medford Tech students from Medford and Everett Public Schools working with CTE Director Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal Able to conduct site visits to new job sites and maintain relationships with employers and program staff. Requirements; Chapter 74 licensed vocational teacher with 5 years teaching experience in a vocational program Chapter 74 Cooperative Education license by MA DESE OSHA certified, preferred or able to become certified Technical experience in DESE reporting, online recruitment software, student information systems, google docs, Microsoft office. This position is in the teacher contract, however, may require site visits during the summer. Summer work will be paid upon approval of the Director at the negotiated rate. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume, and credentials to Heidi Riccio, Director of MVTHS at hriccio@medford.k12.ma.us.
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  • School Nurse – Applicant must hold current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License, DESE School Nurse License, CPR, AED and First Aid certification and BSN from an accredited program. Experience in school nursing, pediatric, public health or emergency room nursing is preferred. Please send letter of interest, resume and copies of licenses to Toni Vento, MS, RN, NCSN at tvento@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Middle School Science Teacher – Candidates must have the appropriate MA-DESE licensure for the position in Middle School Science. Candidates with a college Science/Engineering degree preferred. Forward a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and copy of licensure to Rocco Cieri, Director of Science, via email at rcieri@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Design & Visual Communications Seeking a Chapter 74 licensed teacher that is able to teach all aspects of the Adobe Creative Suite to high school aged children. The successful candidate also has experience in digital media as there is some crossover curriculum. This candidate must posses strong communication and organizational skills in a fast paced environment. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Heidi Riccio, Director of MVTHS at hriccio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality Instructor Chapter 74 dual licensed instructor in Culinary Arts & Hospitality. Successful candidate must have curriculum development skills, ServSafe sanitation certification, strong organizational skills to be able to grow an existing program. This candidate should be able to run all aspects of a full service restaurant with conference capability while simultaneously teaching future hospitality workers to be able to operate various types of facilities within the hospitality industry. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Heidi Riccio, Director of MVTHS at hriccio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • HVAC-R Instructor Chapter 74 licensed HVAC-R instructor for an existing program at a vocational high school. The successful candidate should possess a valid refrigeration license and be licensed through the state of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure for HVAC. Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, resume and credentials to Heidi Riccio, Director of MVTHS at hriccio@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • (1) ELA Tutor to support tenth grade vocational students as they prepare for the MCAS. Must hold a license in ELA, grades 9-12. Please send all letters of interest to Nicole Chiesa and Heidi Riccio.
  • Elementary Lunch Attendant Interested applicants please forward your letter of interest, and resume to Suzanne Galusi, Brooks Elementary School Principal at sgalusi@medford.k12.ma.us.
  • Lifeguards – We are looking for certified lifeguards to work at the Medford High school pool this summer for day and evening hours. Contact Rachel Perry at rperry@medford.k12.ma.us 781-393-2280 for more information.
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Substitute Teachers

Medford Public Schools utilizes the AESOP online substitute placement and absent management service.

Substitute teachers for preschool through grade 8 are needed for daily on-call basis to fill in for teacher absences. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to subteachers@medford.k12.ma.us.


Application Information

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The Medford Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Medford Public Schools to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medford Public Schools prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

The Medford Public Schools pays competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

Please send resumes and job application letters to the following address unless otherwise noted above:
Mr. Roy E. Belson
Superintendent of Schools
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155