ESL TEACHER UPPER ELEMENTARY CAMPUS (2019-20 OPENING)

Prospect Hill Academy: Upper Elementary Campus

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Somerville, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170843
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are seven core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations: Each student can do and be whatever s/he wants; (2) Equity: Access and opportunity drive achievement; (3) Personalization: One size does not fit all; (4) Cultural Proficiency: We see, honor, and embrace differences; (5) Collaboration: Many minds are better than one; (6) Balance: Both-and, not either-or; (7) Inquiry: Decisions are strategic and informed by data; and (8) Accountability: If students fail, we all fail.

We are currently accepting applications for ESL TEACHERS.

Job summary: The ESL teacher is responsible for identification, assessment and instruction of English Language Learners.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Design and implement high quality instruction for English Language Learners.
  • Provide coaching, support and resources to classroom teachers in service of English Language Learners.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers with regard to curriculum design and assessment for English Language Learners (SIOPP model).
  • Administer assessments in accordance with Massachusetts guidelines and PHA protocol (ACCESS, LAS, W-APT, etc.).
  • Maintain detailed, comprehensive records of student progress and performance.
  • Utilize a variety of assessment data to inform instruction and program design.
  • Participate in professional development that is specific to the mission of PHA and responsive to the needs of our student population.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents and colleagues.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Director of Student Services and/or building principal.
Additional Responsibilities: :
  • Fulfill non-instructional duties as assigned by the building director (morning supervision, advisory, bus duty, etc.).
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
    Special Education > General Special Education
  • Welcome to Prospect Hill Academy: Upper Elementary Campus!

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

    At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

    The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

    P…positive
    R…resilient
    O…open-minded
    S…student-centered
    P…professional
    E…engaging
    C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
    T…track record of High Performance

    PHA's Upper Elementary Campus is located in East Somerville and serves grades 4-6. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

    Job Requirements

    • Educational and other qualifications required: :
      • Massachusetts licensure as a Teacher of English as a Second Language
      • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a public school setting (SEI model preferred)
      • Familiarity with state and federal guidelines regarding language instruction for Limited English
      • Proficient and Immigrant students (RE-TELL).
      • Experience in the administration of ELL assessments (ACCESS, LAS, etc.)
      Specific skills and/or competencies required: :
      • Strong written and oral communication skills
      • Strong organizational skills
      • Flexibility and a growth mindset
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Please describe how your educational philosophy aligns with PHA’s Mission: Prospect Hill Academy Charter School will prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Please tell us where you found this position posted.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Jeanette Verdone , Coordinator of ESL
    • 15 Webster Avenue
    • Union Square
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

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