James Russell Lowell Elementary School

Watertown Public Schools

Watertown, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3168658
  • Application Deadline: September 18, 2019
  • Posted : September 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: September 13, 2019

Job Description

Elementary ESL Teacher

Watertown Public Schools seeks outstanding applicants for the position of ESL Teacher. It is a full-time Elementary ESL Teacher position at the Lowell School.

Position Responsibilities:
Working under the general supervision of the ESL Coordinator as well as building administration, the successful candidate will plan and teach both pull out and push in groups as well as co-teaching with classroom teachers. They will work collaboratively with members of the department and the school to support student learning and growth.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach ESL and either majored in ESL or have completed a significant amount of ESL coursework in order to ensure their English language development (ELD) services are effective in meeting the needs of the English learners (ELs). They should be engaging and provide rigorous instruction for language development and access to content.

The candidate will be able to properly identify of ELs in a timely manner and be able to administer the WIDA ACCESS, the WIDA screener and/or WIDA MODEL.

The candidate should possess good communication and interpersonal skills in order to have ongoing collaboration with core academic teachers, provide ELs with sheltered instruction and other effective strategies in their classroom as well as other people’s classrooms. Additionally, the candidate would communicate with parents as required, and as appropriate. S/he should have experience working with and/or teaching elementary students; an understanding of the needs of students at this age; a collaborative work ethic; a commitment to inclusive pedagogy.
Active participation in monthly ELD department meetings and related professional development, as well as proficient use of email, spreadsheets, Google Docs, etc. for department communication and file sharing, are preferred.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as a preK-6 ESL teacher.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
  • Welcome to James Russell Lowell Elementary School!

    History of the James Russell Lowell School

    The James Russell Lowell School opened in September 1927. It was named after James Russell Lowell,
    poet and United States Ambassador to England and, at a later date, Spain. As trustee of his wife’s estate,
    James Russell Lowell deeded to the Town of Watertown a parcel of land to be used as a school. The
    original James Russell Lowell School location is now the site of the North Branch Library. When it became
    necessary to build the present larger school, the name of the school was retained. In 1996, an addition was
    built and the old part of the building was renovated.

    James Russell Lowell lived near Longfellow House in Cambridge but made frequent visits to Watertown,
    as his wife Maria Lowell was a Watertown native. His description of a winter brook in “The Vision of Sir
    Launfal” is said to have been inspired by a brook in Watertown. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Watertown 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.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Kathryn Phillipson , ESL Coordinator
    • 30 Common Street
    • Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
    • Phone: 617-926-7700
    • Fax: 617-923-1234
    • Email: click here

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