1.0 FTE ESL LICENSED TEACHER


Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District
Wenham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3871163 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: May 31, 2022 Starting Date: August 2022

Job Description
The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District is seeking a 1.0 FTE ESL Licensed Teacher

The ESL teacher will provide direct English language development for students identified as English language learners in both the classroom and pull out settings to small and large groups. Instruction will support the acquisition of English through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The ESL teacher will work with the principal and the classroom teachers to design instruction to meet the needs of English language learners. The ESL teacher will further work with licensed ESL tutors in the instruction and suport of English language learners.

Performance Responsibilities:

1.Provide direct instruction in English language development to students identified as English language learners both in the classrooms and in pull out settings.
2.Develop lessons to meet the individual English language needs of the students across the domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
3.Administer appropriate English language proficiency assessments and support staff in the analysis of results.
4.Support the intake of English language learners in the district by completing language proficiency assessments across the domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Complete required documentation including parental notifications and communicate with parents to explain ESL program.
5.Communicate with parents and families about the progress of their students. Facilitate communication between school and the parents of students in the ESL program.
6.Meet on an ongoing basis with principal, classroom teachers, and other staff to share observations of English language learners’ performance and progress. Provide resources and suggestions to staff for meeting the needs of English language learners within the structured English immersion setting.
7.Maintain all required documentation for English language learners including intake and exit forms, parent notification, and assessments.
8.Support the monitoring of students classified as formerly limited English proficient (FLEP) through the completion of required documentation and consultation with teachers and other staff.
9.Collaborate with ESL tutors to develop WIDA aligned curriculum. Collaborate with other curriculum specialists in insuring the needs of English language learners are met across all disciplines.
10. Work directly with the Director of Student Services to update ELE Program Handbook, as needed, and coordinate programming structures and schedules.
11. Provide professional development opportunities, through workshops, to faculty related to language acquisition and strategies to support EL students.
12. Facilitate opportunties for engagement of ELL families.
13.Participate in professional growth opportunities.
14.Perform other tasks as assigned by the Principal or the Director of Student Services.

Must possess the ability to:

1.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel, parents, and students.
2.Communicate effectively with students, staff and parents.
3.Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
4.Use appropriate instructional practices to support English language development across the domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
5.Ensure those strategies used support HWRSD's curricula goals.
6.Administer English language proficiency assessments.
7.Maintain and organize required student documentation.


Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District!

The HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT is located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the North Shore of Boston, MA. There are five schools which are located in the towns of Hamilton and Wenham, MA, with a total enrollment of 1954 students. The Mission of the HWRSD is to educate our children to become young adults who are of good character and demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed to be successful members of our global economy and engaged citizens of the 21st Century. Vision Statement for the HWRSD for 2013-2018 Through the development of an integrated, data-responsive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development, the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District will be a world-class learning organization that graduates students who are well-prepared to meet the post-secondary challenges of the 21st Century economy and are engaged members of our global society. Motto of the HWRSD: Knowledge • Respect • Responsibility • Excellence HWRSD Statement of Core Beliefs -We believe in high standards for all students. -We believe successful members of our global economy and engaged citizens of the 21st Century are effective communicators, collaborative, critical thinkers, and problem-solvers. -We believe engaged citizens of the 21st Century demonstrate respect for themselves, other people and their cultures, and our environment. -We believe in our shared responsibility to develop the whole child, including academic abilities and physical and emotional well-being. -We believe students can demonstrate success in a variety of ways. -We believe all students learn resilience and confidence through learning in an environment that provides a balance of support and challenge. -We believe learning is a lifelong pursuit that neither begins nor ends with one’s formal education. -We believe education is the key to continuing the democratic ideals of our Nation. Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School - A Passion for Learning The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School community strives to create a passion for learning in a reflective environment that promotes respect, individuality, and quality achievement. By working to reach their greatest potential, Hamilton-Wenham students will L.E.A.R.N. to: -Live as Lifelong Learners locate and utilize opportunities for learning beyond the school walls make informed decisions set and pursue goals prepare for future learning and/or career paths -Express Themselves Effectively speak and write proficiently and effectively express ideas creatively using a variety of formats -Acquire Essential Knowledge and Skills be critical and creative researchers, thinkers, and solution-makers access, comprehend, and evaluate information from a variety of sources and subjects analyze, interpret, and deliver information using a variety of media -Respect Themselves and Others assume responsibility for making healthy choices demonstrate awareness and respect for others in a diverse world exhibit honesty, integrity, and personal responsibility -Navigate within a Variety of Communities work with others to accomplish a common goal contribute actively to the commonwealth of the community develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of living in a democracy participate as active citizens Miles River Middle School The Miles River Middle School is a comprehensive middle school that serves grades six through eight with a rigorous academic program focused on the areas of Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Science, and Foreign Language. At Miles River, we work to meet the needs of all of our students through the professional culture of our faculty, by working in partnership with our families, and by incorporating principles of learning that are focused on developing ongoing and meaningful relationships with our students. Miles River Middle School supports and enhances a student-centered environment where each student can and will learn to be a productive citizen. We envision a school community where all members - students, staff, and families are continual learners. The Buker Elementary School, Cutler Elementary School and Winthrop Elementary School The three Elementary schools located in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District services grades K-5. Each school supports and enhances a student-centered environment where each student can and will learn to be a productive citizen. We envision a school community where all members - students, staff, and parents are continual learners. Equal Opportunity Employer Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District does not discriminate in its programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District does not discriminate in its programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Job Requirements
Qualifications: •Certification in English as a Second Language at the elementary level and secondary levels •Master’s degree in ESL or related field preferred •Knowledge of current theories of second language acquisition and development •Knowledge of effective sheltered English immersion instructional techniques and current regulations •SEI Endorsement •Successful completion of a criminal record (C.O.R.I.) check and fingerprint check.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Stacy Bucyk, Director of Student Services
    5 School Street
    Wenham, Massachusetts 01984
    Phone: 978-468-5310
    Fax: 978-468-7889
    Email: s.bucyk@hwschools.net