Middle School ESL Teacher

Posted on: Friday 09/16/16

Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher will help provide and guide instruction for ESL students across Boston's three middle schools. The ESL teacher will work closely with the Boston Director of Special Education & ESL, as well as with teachers and leaders across the network. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school. 
• Show unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness. 
• Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct. 
• Implement curricula and activities to meet academic and language acquisition standards. 
• Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic and language acquisition standards. 
• Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices. 
• Participate in the collaborative curriculum development process. 
• Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct. 
• Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic and language acquisition standards. 
• Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities. 
• Exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities. 
• Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs. 
• Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues. 
• Engage families in their children’s education. 
• Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings. 
• Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training. 

Qualifications

• Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom. 
• Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom. 
• Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects. 
• Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player. 
• Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. MA ESL certification is required. 
• Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting. 
• Belief in and alignment with Uncommon Schools’ core beliefs and educational philosophy. 

COMPENSATION 
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. 

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

To Apply:

Please visit http://uncommonschools.force.com/careers/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0xF000001MyqzAIAR&tSource=&mc_cid=4f518c377f&mc_eid=977b48e657

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