Bronx, NY /
2022-2023 Elementary School Teaching Opportunities /
An Invitation to Apply for the Position of
English Language Learner Specialist: (Available 2022-2023)
Public Prep is an award-winning network of charter schools across Manhattan and the Bronx and the nation's first non-profit tuition-free charter school network that develops exceptional Pre-K, and single-gender elementary and middle public schools.
We pursue continuous excellence through our dedication to an inclusive community focused on scholar, family, and staff collaboration. Our scholars are resilient and empathetic, guided to realize their power and promise through our four core values of scholarship, excellence, community, and integrity .
Our teaching model is grounded in an anti-racist framework, and designed to incorporate a culturally responsive approach that is informed by data to cultivate an environment that empowers scholars to become independent learners. At Public Prep we believe race, income level, and zip code should not define your destiny, systemic and institutional racism must be disrupted, and all scholars should be empowered and ready to enter high school with voice, choice, opportunity and independence.
Our network comprises 7 schools across 5 campuses in the Lower East Side and Bronx, serving 2,100 scholars in grades PreK-8:
Our approach is rooted in love and justice and our ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality, accessible, and anti-racist education .
In addition to the academic rigor, Public Prep emphasizes character development, and college and career readiness as critical to supporting the whole child. Relationship-building and partnerships are the levers that move adults to move students and that move families to invest time and energy in schools. Each school has a committed leadership team and staff that strives to work collaboratively to build a warm, joyful culture of rigor that ignites the power and promise of every child.
Public Prep is committed to investing in our adult learning culture. Our team of teachers and school staff reflects the diversity of our neighborhoods and scholars. As a team member at Public Prep, you can anticipate a learning environment where a growth mindset, humility, and data-informed decision making is evident through professional development that takes place within coaching cycles, observations, feedback, and targeted professional development opportunities within the network and from outside providers.
Public Prep offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, internal equity, and budgeted amount for the role. The salary range for this position is $67,000- $89,000. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. It includes Oxford Medical, United Dental/Vision, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) package with a 5% employer match. For more details about our benefits package, visit our website at www.publicprep.org/careers .
Public Preparatory Network is an Equal Opportunity employer. Public Preparatory Network is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.
Joining our team at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School
Public Prep is seeking an English Language Learners (ELL) Specialist to join our team at the Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School. The English Language Learners Specialist is an integral member of the student academic support services team.
The English Language Learners Specialist works alongside the Director of Curriculum and Assessment (DCA) to provide instructional support to students identified as Limited English Proficient by the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT tests. The DCA and ELL Specialist ensure ELL students acquire English language speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through a variety of flexible models that prioritize push-in services guided by the effective use of co-teaching practices.
The English Language Learners Specialist will also work alongside the Reading Specialist to provide additional support to students requiring reading intervention.
Lastly, the English Language Learners Specialist will use his or her expertise in language acquisition to collaborate with a caseload of teachers and provide on-site professional development. The caseload will be dependent on students' needs and be determined in partnership with the DCA and at the direction of the Principal.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Considering the needs of each child when designing lessons that help students develop the English language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
- Engaging in coaching cycles and implementing research-based strategies that maximize their own performance and that of their students.
- Reflecting on their own progress as educators.
- Seeking out professional resources and attending professional development for serving the needs of English Language Learners to continuously improve their practice.
- Participating in the ELL Consortium at the NYC Charter Center.
- Providing students with frequent feedback and evaluation based on the development of individualized goals for performance that are specific, measurable, ambitious, rooted in data and time-bound.
- Determining students' needs by researching students' ELL status on ATS, administering home language surveys, and conducting the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT assessments as needed.
- Maintaining accurate records of students' progress.
- Collaborating with the DCA, the Reading Specialist, and other colleagues to leverage the strength of all team members.
- Communicating with families regularly and building community with them through annual home visits and other school events.
- Under the direction of the DCA, administer and coordinate the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT assessments
- Provide on-site professional development to staff regarding strategies to support ELLs inclusively in the classroom.
- Working with the DCA to ensure appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed.
- Supporting the school as directed by the Principal.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- A Master's Degree in TESOL, ESL or Bilingual education, preferred
- New York State Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), required
- A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated success as a full-time English Language Learners Specialist, preferred
- Demonstrated success teaching and working in a high-performing, urban school setting preferred
- Evidence of excellence in teaching through continuous learning and data analysis
- Exceptional organization and planning skills
- An ability to work collaboratively
- A commitment to single-sex education
- Fluency in Spanish preferred
Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter including examples of how you have demonstrated continuous learning, supported students' individualized reading needs, and specific ways you have used student data to drive instructional decisions.