District Wide
Chelsea Public Schools
Chelsea, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3180428 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 30, 2019 Starting Date: November 1, 2019

Job Description
Provide leadership, supervision, and evaluation of all aspects of the district ELL/ESL Program. Works closely with the Assistant Superintendent for Student Support, Building Principals, other District Administrators and ELL Coaches and teachers to develop, monitor, and evaluate program content and effectiveness;
• Ensures compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations and prepares all reports required by the State Department of Education, the Federal Government and the Chelsea Public Schools
• Ensures programmatic and procedural continuity including timelines, forms, progress reports and services
• Assures curricula implementation, textbooks and supplies are consistent with regular education to assure equity for ELL students
• Fosters a district culture that is focused on high academic expectations and ongoing student development
• Coordinates the use of data to monitor student progress and program effectiveness;
• Participates in the development and implementation of District Accelerated Improvement Plan
• Oversees professional development including overseeing department meetings, PLCs, early release and professional development day sessions for the EL department.
• Organizes ongoing curriculum development including summer curriculum work.
• Participates on District Leadership Team for coherence and collaboration
• Ensures effective communication and collaboration with district and school administration, staff, students, parents, and community advocates relative to ELL issues
• Coordinates the English Language Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) in order to build supportive and trusting collaborative partnerships between parents, schools and community members.
• Informs the community and all relevant stakeholders about the objectives, policies, and progress of the ELL/ESL programs
• Supports the expansion, curriculum and implementation of the dual language program.
• Recommends to building principal, expenditures for materials, books and technology equipment and prepares budget, staffing and student enrollment projections for following school year
• Assists in preparation of grant applications and grant implementation: primarily Title III
• Participates in supervision and evaluation; observes instruction and provides feedback, and supports EL coaches’ professional growth
• Works with the Human Resource Department and school administration in the recruiting, interviewing, and recommendations of qualified staff
• Collaborates with School Administrative Teams to assure that all ELL/ESL educators are involved in high quality professional development programs that mirror those of regular education (WIDA)
• Oversees ACCESS testing at the district level and analyzes and reports on ACCESS data.
• Coordinates the screening, evaluating, planning, assigning and exiting of entering students in the ELL programs to include defining entrance and exit criteria for all services
• Assists school personnel in maintaining complete and accurate records on all students receiving ELL services
• Assists school personnel in maintaining ELL students data and lists and assists in proper identification of students for SIMS reporting
• Consults with appropriate service providers and building administrators on all complex cases, especially those that involve disciplinary action
• Coordinates with building administration in identifying and coordinating any necessary accommodations LEP students need to participate in MCAS testing
• Oversees the expansion of the Caminos Program into the middle schools.
• Attends DESE mandated meetings, Urban ELL Directors meetings and any other related meetings
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Chelsea Public Schools!

Welcome to Chelsea Public Schools!

Chelsea Public Schools is a diverse school district just north of Boston, Massachusetts. The administrative office for the district is located at 500 Broadway, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150. Please visit our website at, and please see the Chelsea Schools section for specific information on each of our schools.

Teachers, administrators, and support staff, from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve are dedicated to providing Chelsea students with a Bridge to Success, a commitment that ALL students will achieve at high levels, think critically, and graduate from our school system college and career ready.


By June 30, 2016, Chelsea Public Schools will be a model for other school districts in the way we utilize reflective practice and leverage family and community partnerships to ensure that ALL students achieve at high levels, think critically, and graduate from our school system college and career ready.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelsea 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
MA DESE licensure in ESL/ELL and Supervisor/Director (or eligible for same); min. Master’s Degree in related field; min. 5 years teaching experience in ELL classroom; Bilingual Spanish preferred; demonstrated success working with immigrant and refugee populations; demonstrated success in all aspects of program management and budgeting; experience in urban educational setting; experience with dual language programs preferred, experience in collaborative educational environment and shared decision-making modeled on PLC’s highly desirable; demonstrated success with curriculum development and implementation and effective professional development, ability to work and communicate effectively with others; ability to work with a diverse population.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Please Note:
    • You MUST submit a complete SchoolSpring application to be considered for employment.
    • You must list your certifications, and upload a photocopy of each certification, for this application to be considered.
    • The names and contact information of three recent references, as well as three recent letters of recommendation must be included in your SchoolSpring application.
    • Your must enter your transcript information for this application to be considered.
    • Interviews will be arranged with selected candidates on the basis of education.
    • Submission of false information will be considered for rejection of candidacy, voiding any offer of employment contract, or termination of employment.
    • Again, application will NOT be considered unless this SchoolSpring application is complete.

    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. Are you physically able to perform the duties or job for which you are applying?

    2. Are you currently under contract? If yes, please list where, and date of expiration.

    3. With which college placement office are you registered?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    4. Have you ever been disciplined, discharged, or asked to resign from a prior position?

    5. Have you ever been denied licensure or certification, or has a professional license or certification held by you ever been revoked or suspended?

    6. Have you ever been employed by the Chelsea Public Schools? If yes, please list date(s) and department(s).

    7. Are you now, or were you ever, related by blood or marriage to anyone in any capacity in the Chelsea School Department or in The City of Chelsea? If yes, please list the name(s) and of relation(s), explain relationship, and indicate the department in which this relative holds a position.

    8. Please hereby state that you authorize the Chelsea Public Schools to verify any of the information submitted with this application, including prior employment, educational record, and state or local certification.

    9. I hereby authorize any former or current employer and educational institution I have attended, or certifying body or agency, to provide information from my record in conjunction with my application for employment with The Chelsea Public Schools.

    10. In order to assess your qualifications and interest in teaching in the Chelsea Public Schools, we ask you to share your philosophy of teaching with us. Please limit your remarks to one sheet, and provide specific examples wherever possible.
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    Contact Information
    Employment at Chelsea Public Schools
    500 Broadway
    Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
    Phone: 617-466-4477