Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3178701 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 26, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

PT ELL ASD Level 2 Teacher - AM Classes
Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences

Job Goal: The part-time ELL teacher in ELL 2 is responsible for preparing engaging, active, learner-centered lessons and instructing adult immigrant students at advanced beginning level of ELL at SCALE. Instruction focuses on improving aural comprehension, oral production, and English grammar, and developing reading and writing skills appropriate to the level of the students according to the curricular guidelines of the program. Instruction includes materials and content choices that are responsive to student input and feedback.
Teachers follow the SCALE ELL curriculum, attend monthly department meetings, monitor and communicate with students about their progress, and work with the ELL counselor, program administrator, and an active and diverse team of teaching colleagues to provide a rigorous and meaningful educational experience that advances students toward their goals. Teachers are expected to participate in staff development activities throughout the year and may also collaborate with an in-class volunteer.

• Prepare lesson plans and choose appropriate materials, following the ELL Department’s Curriculum Guidelines and DESE Adult ESOL Frameworks and submit one plan per month
• Attend and participate in department meetings and appropriate in-service workshops
• Evaluate student progress and make placement recommendations as required by department policy/procedures
• Complete attendance and assessment-related activities as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
• Work effectively with other teachers, counselor(s) and program administrator on student and program issues
• Follow department policy/procedures regarding substitutes and substitute lesson plans
• Integrate technology into instruction

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree; Masters in ESOL or adult literacy preferred.
• Minimum of 3 years ELL classroom teaching experience – at least one complete year teaching adult immigrants
• Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of learner-centered teaching approaches and effective integrated skills activities
• Massachusetts Teacher Certification a plus
• BEST Plus and TABE-e Writing certification is preferred but not required for this position

Physical Demands, Work Environment, Application Requirements:
• Completion of an extensive application packet, including copies of social security card and government issued identification
• Completion of C.O.R.I form
• Completion of the National Fingerprint-based background check in accordance with M.G.L. c. 71, §38G
• Job requires computer use
• General office and classroom environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting

Terms of Employment:
• Part Time: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• 6 teaching hours and 1.5 preparation hour per week
• Monthly meetings, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
• Teaching responsibilities begin on Tuesday September 3, 2019 and continue through the end of our second instructional cycle in May or June 2020. (Please note that the actual end date will be determined after snow days or other cancellations.)
• Salary range is in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Position Reports to: Director of Continuing Education or Designee

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring. Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not 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: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences!

Since 1974, SCALE has provided classes and support services to more than 1,200 adult learners (16 years and older) annually who need basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential. SCALE's fully accessible facilities have a computer lab and an on-site GED Test Center. Most classes are free. Fees are charged for orientations, adult evening school, and testing for the GED (General Educational Development) diploma and for the ADP (Adult Diploma Program).

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
    Corrinna Horton, Program Administrator
    167 Holland Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
    Phone: 617-629-5500