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ESL/Spanish Bilingual Coordinator Teacher (9-12 grades)

Employer
Epic Academy
Location
Illinois Medical District, Illinois
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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EPIC Academy is a charter high school that opened fall of 2009 in the South Chicago community with the mission to inspire and equip every student to build a path to college and career success. We embrace the challenge of public education---to develop every student's resolve to reach his or her full potential. To achieve that goal we inspire students to imagine their future, provide belief-altering experiences that broaden their vision of what is possible, and build students' academic skill sets to achieve attain their goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Type 9 Illinois Teaching Certificate and NCLB Highly Qualified status in Secondary English required
  • ESL Endorsement required
  • Transitional Bilingual Endorsement in Spanish preferred

EPIC's Core Instructional Beliefs and Expectations

  • We create classroom environments where learning is sacred.
  • We increase students' belief that they can be successful, and help them create a successful future vision.
  • We invest in a detailed, long-term planning before the year begins.
  • We know and expect that we can lead students to meet or exceed standards.
  • We are assessment driven.
  • We create proactive instructional interventions before a unit begins.
  • We are strategic and efficient with instructional time.
  • We teach students how to be students, and hold them accountable.

Responsibilities

  • Execute a skills first curriculum (CRS). Content is secondary and flexible based on what will best engage students to master skills.
  • Teach 5 sections of ESL 1-3 in a block schedule structure (80 minute classes).
  • Identify and screen students in need of initial language screening.
  • Test students for ACCESS testing January-February.
  • Provide 2-4 professional development sessions to teachers on effective teaching practices for English language learners.
  • Attend and participate in professional development, freshmen retreat, parent conferences, and other key school functions.
  • Display professionalism at all times as a role model for the students and guardian of school mission and culture.
  • Deliver reports and paperwork critical to tracking student performance and school compliance with high levels of organization.
  • Display a high level of attendance as every second of instruction counts.
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