Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District
Wenham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3871163 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 4, 2022 Starting Date: August 31, 2022
Updated: May 31, 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

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

•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

  • 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
    Learn more online at http://www.SchoolSpring.com/job?3871163