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Joseph F. DiPietro Elementary School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3940953 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 22, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description


DATE:April 12, 2022 (Re-posted June 22, 2022)
TITLE: English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher (1.0 FTE)

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher provides English language development instruction to foundational and transitional students in the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) program. In accordance with the district’s SEI program model, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher advances the language and literacy competencies of English Learner (EL) students and monitors the progress of Former English Learner (FEL) students after exit from the SEI program. The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher reports to the principal(s) and the English Language Program Coordinator/Director.


1.Maintain and demonstrate current knowledge of Sheltered English Immersion Classrooms, key factors affecting second
language acquisition, and the cultural differences in school/community environment;
2.Maintain and demonstrate knowledge of the six levels of English proficiency assessed by WIDA ACCESS, and act as qualified
WIDA ACCESS Administrator. Utilize knowledge of WIDA Can Do Descriptors to plan for EL students. Administer all
state-mandated EL testing;
3.Maintain and demonstrate knowledge of multiple dimensions of oral proficiency and communicative competence;
4.Organize and implement English Language Development instruction;
5.Implement, consult and plan lessons for EL students according to WIDA ELD Standards for students at different grade levels
and different English proficiency levels;
6.Coordinate and implement differentiated instruction for EL students;
7.Provide support and upkeep of mandated documentation, to include EL eligibility and assessment;
8.Consult with and assist classroom teachers of EL students to scaffold lessons, assignments, and assessments as appropriate
for individual students
9.Collaborate with classroom teachers to monitor the progress of EL students and offer suggestions for intervention to meet the
student's linguistic, academic, and cognitive needs through differentiated instruction
10.Analyze EL student MCAS and other relevant data to determine areas of student need and provide appropriate instruction
11.Work with the school Principal and K-12 EL Program Director to ensure effective and efficient integration of EL and regular
education resources in efforts to support English learners
12.Provide leadership at the building level with respect to parent communication and provide regular communication with the
families for English learners.
13.Other duties, as assigned.

To be considered qualified for this position, candidates must have the following:

1.Licensed, or eligible for licensure in English as a Second Language, at the appropriate level (PreK-6) and/or (5-12), by the
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, to include Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement;
2.Meets all Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education standards for Highly Qualified Teacher;
3.Bachelor's Degree, Master’s preferred, from an accredited college or university, in a related field;
4.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to children and adults;
5.Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese preferred;
6.Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies and with state certification requirements.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Joseph F. DiPietro Elementary School!

Welcome to DiPietro Elementary School DiPietro Elementary School opened in 1989, originally named South Elementary School. The school has 22 classrooms with an enrollment of 444 students in kindergarten through third grade. The mission of DiPietro Elementary School is to provide a creative, supportive learning environment that meets the needs of individual students in which we maximize achievement, promote social competency, respect similarities as well as differences, and develop life-long learners who contribute positively to the community. DiPietro Elementary School a great place to be. Our teachers are dedicated to ensuring that each child meets his or her full potential. Our goal is to create a positive school environment in which all children can learn and celebrate their accomplishments. Our PAWS program (Positive Actions and Words at South-DiPietro) promotes the development of positive social competency skils. Students and staff have committed to treat one another in the way we want to be treated, be safe, include others, be kind, be honest, and be respectful. More information about our programs, our policies, and our teachers is posted throughout this website. Please browse around and feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in DiPietro Elementary School.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham 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
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The Bellingham Public Schools does not discriminate in its admissions and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, housing status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, in accordance with state and federal law. Additionally, the District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of homelessness, consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination, harassment and/or who participate in an Equal Opportunity Commission investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator at 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone Number: 508-883-1706.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Carolyn Rafferty, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
    4 Mechanic Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-1706
    Fax: 508-966-2402