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Food Science and Nutrition Teacher – Portsmouth, RI

Portsmouth Middle School (learn more)
Portsmouth School District
Portsmouth, Rhode Island (map)




Job Description

Food Science and Nutrition Teacher 181 days
Building Principal N / A

Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor, plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of individuals to ensure success for every student. Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community. Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials in accordance with an approved curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices. Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.

Certificate required by the Rhode Island State Department of Education. Current Rhode Island Teacher Certificate in the appropriate subject area and level: Certification in Teacher of Home Economics PK-12.


1. Creates a rigorous classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives
2. Participates in and implements district and school-based professional development activities
3. Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction that incorporates appropriate modeling and provides students with opportunities to learn, observe, question and investigate in alignment with appropriate national, state and local standards.
4. Instructs students individually and in a group using various teaching methods such as workshop model, stations, discussions and demonstrations
5. Differentiates instruction to meet students’ varying needs and interests
6. Takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
7. Develops and maintains positive and cooperative interactions and communications with parents, colleagues and community
8. Monitors and assesses student progress using data and adjusts instruction accordingly
9. Makes recommendations about and adheres to appropriate accommodations for all types of formal assessments
10. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a positive learning environment in the classroom
11. Adheres to the Rhode Island Educator Code of Professional Responsibility
12. Works collaboratively with colleagues at the school and district level to improve teaching, learning and educational programming for students
13. Ability and willingness to work in teams and co-taught settings
14. Performs other duties as designated by the building principal

1. Must meet the “highly qualified” criteria defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
2. Demonstrated proficiency with PC-based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, Web applications, and industry-specific technology.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Equal Opportunity Employer

Portsmouth School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions

There are no application questions required for this job posting.

Contact Information

Joe Amaral
125 Jepson Lane
Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871
Phone: 401-849-3700
Fax: 401-841-8420
Email: click here




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