ESL TEACHER POOL, 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

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Salem Public Schools

Salem, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3054112
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : May 2, 2019

Job Description

Who is Salem Public Schools? Here in Salem, great teachers are passionate about urban education, drive student achievement, reflect, respect, and value the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students and their families, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community.  Salem Public Schools seeks individuals who are able to serve all of our students, regardless of ability or language. Applicants who have experience teaching in urban schools, hold dual certification, and have bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.

 

What You’ll Do:

As a collaborative member of the English Language Learning team, this ESL Teacher will be responsible for providing direct language instruction to ELL student that serves as a powerful lever to increase English proficiency, academic language acquisition and student achievement.

 

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Teaches ESL classes to ELL students of all proficiency levels that are aligned to WIDA Can-Do Descriptors, Common Core Standards, and provide students with rigorous opportunities to engage in critical thinking and language learning in all domains.
  • Plans curricula and daily lesson plans that are accessible, scaffolded, and utilize complex texts.
  • Promotes a positive classroom environment that celebrates the diversity of the student population and fosters a love of learning.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students by building on the strengths that students bring to the language learning process
  • Leverages extensive knowledge of first and second language acquisition in planning and collaborating with general education teaching colleagues, co-plans and co-teaches, as assigned by building principal
  • Communicates regularly and proactively with parents and families in a culturally proficient manner
  • Evaluates each student's formative progress in English skills (listening speaking, reading, and writing) and prepares progress reports
  • Serves as an advocate for the needs of the ELL students on grade level and instructional teams
  • Works under the general supervision of the building principal, ELL Director, and/or other designated administrator, to review student proficiency levels, appropriate ESL services, and ELL data
  • Additional duties may be assigned

What You’ll Bring:

We are looking for candidates who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you are a reflective practitioner who values collaboration with colleagues and pushes yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.  We expect our SPS employees to:

  • Hold a deep commitment to students and families and value diversity - The SPS community is vibrant, diverse in background, ethnicity, language, and perspective. You embrace and affirm the backgrounds of all members of the SPS community and view our diversity as a powerful resource that supports us each in learning and doing our best work.
  • Hold high expectations for yourself, students, and colleagues – You see potential in all, especially our SPS students, and maintain high expectations for achievement, while providing the support necessary to meet that bar. You hold yourself to high expectations, modeling SPS values and seeking opportunities to continuously improve.
  • Build authentic, caring relationships with colleagues, students, and families – You build strong relationships across students, families, and colleagues that are collaborative in nature and contribute to the individual and collective success of SPS. You partner with families and colleagues to make decisions in the best interest of students and learning.
  • Embrace feedback – You are a reflective practitioner who learns from failure, using mistakes and challenges as opportunities for growth. You model persistence and growth mindset and thrive in a culture of feedback.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Required Massachusetts teaching certification/licensure in ESL for the appropriate grade level
  • Dual Certification (appropriate grade level or Special Education) a plus
  • 1 or more years of relevant experience implementing ABA in a high school setting
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
  • Second Language (Spanish or Portuguese) Proficiency a plus
  • Current authorization to work in the United States
  • Bilingual candidates and candidates of color strongly encouraged to apply

Equal Opportunity Employer

Salem Public 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.

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Salem Public Schools 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.

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    Contact Information

    • Alicia Palmer , Director of Human Capital
    • 29 Highland Avenue
    • Salem, Massachusetts 01970
    • Phone: 978-740-1115
    • Fax: 978-740-1279
    • Email: click here

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