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ESL Teacher (SY 22-23)

Employer
Uncommon Schools North Star Academy
Location
Newark, New Jersey
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Job Description



The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher will help provide and guide instruction for K-12 ESL students across several campuses at North Star Academy. The ESL teacher will work closely with the school-based Special Education Coordinators, as well as with teachers and leaders throughout the region, so this position requires the ability to travel between our Newark campuses. The ESL Teacher will report to the Associate Director of Special Education.



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



Provide in-class support in the general education setting and small group instruction to ESL students



Provide support and feedback to content teachers on sheltered instruction strategies as needed



Attend and participate IEP meetings for English Learners as directed by the Associate Director of Special Education



Follow ESSA guidelines for identification, instruction, assessment, and exiting ESL students



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 aligned to the WIDA English language development standards



Complete training for administering WIDA assessments used to identify and determine continued eligibility for ESL services



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



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


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