HUDSON PUBLIC SCHOOLSHUDSON, MASSACHUSETTSPosition:
ESL TeacherReports to:
Director of ELLApproved by:
Marco C. Rodrigues, Ed.D Revision Date:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core values of the Hudson Public Schools. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in education are particularly encouraged to apply.SUMMARY:
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic ESL teacher to join the Farley community. Candidates should be able to contribute to a positive environment for student learning and involvement, embracing cultural diversity and multiple perspectives. Should have experience planning, implementing, and adapting curriculum based on the WIDA standards, guiding principles, and proficiency guidelines. Hold a strong belief that all students are capable of achieving and is able to provide support and feedback for a wide range of learners. Has a collegial spirit that supports the team model through collaboration and professional growth consistent with the educational goals and philosophies of our school community. Committed to continuous learning, improving, reflecting, and working with students, staff and families to ensure that all students achieve at high levels. This role requires occasional travel to Mulready Elementary School.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
- Develop ESL curriculum aligned to Common Core, district, and state adopted guidelines to meet the individual needs of students.
- Provide direct ESL instruction to ELLs based on developed ESL curriculum.
- Monitor student progress using state and district-developed assessments and set student learning goals based on assessments.
- Reflect on teaching and learning using quantitative and qualitative data and make curricular and instructional adjustments based on data.
- Collaborate with English Learner Education Department colleagues to analyze student, school, and district data, and make ongoing programmatic improvements.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers through co-planning, co-teaching, and consultation to instruct ELLs in the content areas.
- Collaborate with Special Education staff to meet the needs of ELLs on IEPs and attends meetings if necessary
- Manage the identification and reclassification process including, but not necessarily limited to, evaluating home language surveys, administering family interviews, administering intake assessments, reclassifying eligible ELLs, and updating student status with District Database Specialist.
- Monitor academic progress of former ELLs and students whose families have opted out of ELL services each grading period using the district monitoring tool.
- Monitor academic progress of current ELLS by administering ACCESS testing and administering the MODEL or similar WIDA assessments.
- Prepare and send to families required communications including, but not necessarily limited to, Notification of Qualifying or Not Qualifying for LEP Status, Notification of Exiting LEP Status, and ACCESS Score Reports.
- Collaborate with District Database Specialist to maintain current data on district ELLs and immigrants.
- Comply with district, state, and federal guidelines regarding the education of ELLs.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding personal and work/school related information for all students and staff of the district.
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Valid Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator Licensure in in English as a Second Language.
- Bachelor's degree, required.
- Master's Degree preferably in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field.
- Evidence of successful teaching experience, preferred.
- Strong knowledge base of current research about curriculum, instruction, and assessment of ELLs and the ability to apply this knowledge in daily practice.
- Fluency in a language other than English, particularly Portuguese or Spanish preferred
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and may be required to traverse occasionally throughout the school building.
- The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs. (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.).
- The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools.
- Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer).
- In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction.
- The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise.
Salary and work year to be established by the Superintendent of Schools in conjunction with the HEA/HSC Collective Bargaining Agreement.EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the appropriate administrator in accordance with HEA/HSC Collective Bargaining Agreement and DESE regulations, 603CMR35.00.