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ESL Teacher, 4-6

United States
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Who Are We? Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful urban PK-12 public school located in Somerville and Cambridge. We enroll over 1,100 students from cities and towns throughout the greater Boston metro area. Our inclusive and restorative school celebrates and serves a diverse community - with 87% BIPOC, 27% ELL, and 16% of our students qualifying for special education services. Our mission is to prepare all students for success in college, foster responsible citizenship, and inspire a lifelong love of learning - as we believe academic achievement opens doors and creates opportunities for our students. We center the values of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work. Our approach to instruction is founded on culturally sustaining, inquiry-based, and student-centered practices. To invest in the growth of our educators, we offer comprehensive professional development, instructional coaching, and mentorship. Our campuses foster a collaborative team environment with extraordinary educators who are committed to ongoing learning, reflection, and professional growth. What is an ESL Teacher? The ESL teacher is responsible for identification, assessment and instruction of English Language Learners. Essential Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement high quality instruction for English Language Learners.
  • Provide coaching, support and resources to classroom teachers in service of English Language Learners.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers with regard to curriculum design and assessment for English Language Learners (SIOPP model).
  • Administer assessments in accordance with Massachusetts guidelines and PHA protocol (ACCESS, LAS, W-APT, etc.).
  • Maintain detailed, comprehensive records of student progress and performance.
  • Utilize a variety of assessment data to inform instruction and program design.
  • Participate in professional development that is specific to the mission of PHA and responsive to the needs of our student population.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents and colleagues.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Director of Student Services and/or building principal.
Additional Responsibilities: :
  • Fulfill non-instructional duties as assigned by the building director (morning supervision, advisory, bus duty, etc.).
Educational and other qualifications required: :
  • Massachusetts licensure as a Teacher of English as a Second Language
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a public school setting (SEI model preferred)
  • Familiarity with state and federal guidelines regarding language instruction for Limited English
  • Proficient and Immigrant students (RE-TELL).
  • Experience in the administration of ELL assessments (ACCESS, LAS, etc.)
Specific skills and/or competencies required: :
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility and a growth mindset
Our students and families are diverse, and we are committed to hiring educators who reflect the wonderful diversity of our students. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply to work at Prospect Hill.

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