Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


E Somerville Community
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3048821 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 31, 2019 Starting Date: March 1, 2018

Job Description

Elementary English Language Learners Summer Program

Program Goal: Summer Programs for English Language Learners provide opportunities for English Learner Students at WIDA Levels 1 – 3 to practice and develop English skills, receive support in academic subjects, and explore the community. The SPELL Parent Program provides English, Basic Computer Skills and Workshops for parents and guardians of English Learners.

Responsibilities (commencing in March, 2019):
• Oversee program preparation and planning.
• Assist in the screening, hiring and assigning of SPELL teachers and associated staff.
• Oversee daily management of operations.
• Oversee curriculum development and planning.
• Develop student learning goals and progress monitoring measures.
• Prepare purchase orders for required materials.
• Plan and oversee field trips and enrichment activities.
• Conduct staff meetings and professional development for staff.
• Supervise SPELL teachers and all instructional activities.
• Coordinate outreach, student registration, scheduling, and teacher assignment.
• Supervise the maintenance of accurate records of attendance and academic progress.
• Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce discipline as necessary.
• Collaborate with health, counseling, wrap-around, and community service providers to maintain the well-being of students and connect families to resources as needed.
• Assess all program activities and provide recommendations for the improvement of future summer programs.
• Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the District Administrator of Programs.

• Master’s Degree
• Evidence of five years of successful teaching experience
• Demonstrated experience as an administrator or supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:
• ESL/ELL License and five years of teaching experience
• Experience supervising multi-dimensional program(s) (student safety, program planning, supervision of staff, interns, and volunteers, managing supplies, etc.)
• Experience teaching in SPELL or similar Academic/Language Enrichment Program
• Experience in curriculum development and in planning and providing professional development to staff
• Ability to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students
• Bilingual/multilingual and ability to communicate with diverse students and families
• Ability to lead SPELL Curriculum Development and WIDA/ELL Professional Development

Terms of Employment:
• Summer school schedule: TBD
• Mandatory Orientation and Professional Development Days: TBD

Disclosure: Subject to funding availability and student enrollment; courses may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Position Reports to: District Administrator of English Language Learner Education

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred

Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to E Somerville Community!

The East Somerville Community School (ESCS) is a diverse school in an ethnically rich neighborhood. ESCS lives its motto, "Every Student Can Succeed," by preparing students to achieve at high levels in their next stage of education, while applying the skills of life-long learning. The dedicated staff members provide regular education and special education services through a team approach, which combines high quality, challenging classroom instruction with academic support. ESCS offers the best qualities of a large school with a welcoming and respectful atmosphere that makes each student feel valued and part of a community.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville 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, sexual orientation, 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
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Maria Costa, Principal Clerk
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600