Albert S. Woodward Elementary School ( learn more )

The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough

Southborough, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4268729
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 19, 2023
  • Starting Date: August 28, 2023

Job Description


English Language Development (ELD)

Job Title:

English Language Development (ELD/ESL) Elementary Teacher

FLSA Status:


Exempt, Unit A

Reports to:

Building Principal


The ELD teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and developing a comprehensive English language development program for kindergarten - grade 5, aligned with the WIDA Standards and the Massachusetts Frameworks.  The ELD teacher collaborates and communicates with classroom and specialty subjects on culturally responsive teaching and learning for English Learners and Former English Learners.  The ELD teacher partners with families of English Learners to ensure involvement in their childrens’ education.



  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • MA DESE ESL license PreK-6
  • SEI Endorsement
  • Knowledge of second-language acquisition 
  • Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively


  • Master’s Degree or significant post-graduate coursework in ESL
  • Experience teaching K-5 English Learners (ELs)
  • Experience in administering the WIDA Screener and WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
  • Proficiency in verbal and written Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or Chinese is preferred
  • Experience in delivering professional development is preferred



  • Prepare and deliver explicit English Language Development (ELD) instructional lessons with clear and measurable objectives;
  • Design and demonstrate appropriate, effective, and differentiated learning experiences for students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic and socio-economic levels and backgrounds;
  • Collaborate with ELD educators on developing ESL content-integrated and culturally proficient curriculum units, lessons and assessment design;
  • Co-plan and co-teach with SEI classroom teacher(s);
  • Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) and as needed to meet the learning needs of English Learners with disabilities;
  • Use a variety of formal and informal WIDA-aligned assessments to accurately measure student progress and to modify further instruction;
  • Administer the WIDA language proficiency screener as well as the annual ACCESS for ELLs 2.0; 
  • Maintain data on enrollment of the school’s EL and Former English Learner (FEL) population;
  • Monitor FELs for four years, per DESE guidelines;
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with families to ensure a partnership in their children’s education;
  • Use computers and other types of technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom;
  • Participate actively in faculty, department, and PLC meetings;
  • Set professional development goals, develop professional development plans, and participate in professional development activities that improve teaching practice;
  • Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions;
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students;
  • Other duties as needed.


Work Environment:  

Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day; however, there may be occasions for after-school meetings.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.  The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel.  The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
  • Employer Description

    For more information about the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough Schools, please visit our website at www.nsboro.k12.ma.us

    The Vision of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough promotes high expectations and excellence for all in a dynamic learning environment that inspires opportunities for thinking critically, solving problems, and engaging intellectual curiosity. We integrate relevant technology and foster innovation to set the stage for success in a global society. Our culture supports diversity, inclusion, discovery, resiliency, and effective communication in a safe environment.

    The Mission of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is to provide an exceptional educational experience for every student in a safe environment. Learn more about us...

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    The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Heather Richards , Director of Human Resources
    • 79 Bartlett St
    • Northborough, Massachusetts 01532

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