Position: ESL Teachers, K-12 (2022-2023 Opportunity)
Location: Boston, MA
Start date: August, 2022
ABOUT THE MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.
Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 18% of our student body are English Language Learners.
Matchs core values are Equity, Freedom, Teamwork, Innovation, and Accountability. We are working to reframe our organizational processes and policies to be truly anti-racist. At Match, we believe that three aspects of our work and organization - a staff that is diverse by race and other factors, a professional environment that is inclusive of all perspectives, and a curriculum in our PreK-12 school that is culturally competent - are vital to our goals and mission. See our full statement on diversity here..
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are now accepting applications for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in all grades for the 2022-2023 school year. Qualified applicants must have a valid ESL license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education by date of hire.
We are only able to consider applicants who have current US work authorization.
OVERVIEW OF ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
At Match, we call our ESL teachers Language Acquisition Teachers (LAT). Our LATs do the important work necessary to teach language and support the multilingual students at our school. LAT positions are based at our elementary school in Hyde Park, our middle school in Jamaica Plain, or our high school in Brighton.
Language Acquisition Teachers provide instruction to students who require an English language development course of study. The LAT Teacher reports to EL Director or EL Specialist at the school and is responsible for:
Providing co-teaching, instructional and inclusion support in general education classes containing multilingual learners;
Providing targeted language interventions to multilingual students in a small group setting;
Using ELD levels and other formative assessments to drive instruction and achieve language acquisition goals;
Helping to manage the schools language acquisition programming including, but not limited to: completion of necessary paperwork and filing, teacher professional development, management of parent and student communication, administration of student testing/screening, and upholding applicable Department of Elementary and Secondary Education compliance requirements;
Communicating regularly with families about student progress through phone calls, text messages, emails, and in-person meetings; and
Working together with other team members to teach back to the school staff about language development and best practices for building language in the classroom every day.
Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they dont believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described or you have a less traditional background.
We are looking for applicants who:
have at least two years of full-time experience as and ESL, classroom, or special education teacher, preferably in an urban education setting;
hold a valid and appropriate ESL license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or obtain the licensure by date of hire;
believe that all students can and will succeed;
desire to continually improve their practice as a teacher by taking and implementing feedback; have a proven record of student success and achievement; and
appreciate a good sense of humor.
ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.