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Teacher - English Speakers of Other Languages (ESL - 2023-2024 School Year)

Colonial School District
United States
Closing date
Jan 13, 2024

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Position: Teacher - English Speakers of Other Languages K-12

Location: Assigned to the Curriculum and Instruction

State Date: August 2023

Reports to: Principal

Compensation: Refer to current teacher salary scale on District website

Work Year: 10 months


To create and sustain an educational environment conducive to the fulfillment of the District's Mission so that maximum positive impact on the education of children can be realized. A teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and delivering instruction based on the approved curriculum and Common Core State Standards to help students move towards academic proficiency.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:
  1. Must be eligible or hold State of Delaware Certification as an English to Speakers

Of other Languages K-12
  1. Bachelor's degree or Master degree
  2. Student Teaching
  3. Proficient in Technology, Microsoft Office Applications, Children's Educational

Software etc.
  1. Demonstrates sensitivity to issues impacting various cultural, ethnic and

socioeconomic groups.
  1. Show evidence of knowledge regarding practices known to be effective in

promoting student learning while shows evidence of knowledge while

increasing student achievement
  1. Demonstrates understanding and ability to perform job related tasks.
  2. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position
  3. Acceptable Criminal Background Report and no entries on Child Abuse Registry

in the State of Delaware.
  1. Must be able to teach/serve students remotely and in person depending on the

needs of their students.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities related to the District. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Delivers instruction based on the general education Curriculum and Common

State Standards.
  1. Develops weekly lesson plans that contain all of the required components.
  2. Delivers instruction utilizing appropriate resources, computers, audio-visual

aids, equipment materials technology and instructional strategies to supplement

instruction and presentations.
  1. Provides differentiated instruction based on the student's individual level of

functioning and preferred learning modalities.
  1. Plans and supervises paraprofessionals, volunteers, class projects, field trips

visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities and guide students in

learning from those activities.
  1. Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instructions,

demonstrations, and work time that provide students with opportunities to

observe, question, and investigate.
  1. Develops and implements a classroom management system
  2. Provides a positive role model of appropriate and respectful interactions

with students and staff.
  1. Develops, teachers, and reviews clear and concise classroom rules, routines

procedures and expectations.
  1. Follows the strategies and requirements for effective behavior management,

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
  1. Assesses students in assigned certification area.
  2. Administers appropriate and required informal and formal assessments

based on student needs and State Regulations (SBAC, ELA)
  1. Collects and interprets data and utilizes it to modify instruction, content,

and to report progress to parents and the school district.
  1. Summarizes assessment results and provides information to other staff

members and administrators for IEP development and/or periodic reviews.
  1. Designs an instructional program based on core curriculum and adapted to meet

individuals needs.
  1. Uses assessment and programs monitoring data, designated subject area

curriculum as well as the Common Core Standards, benchmarks and eligible

content (Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening) to develop each student's

instructional program.
  1. Prepares and implements remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  2. Works with the IEP team (for identified students) or the Alternative Education

review team to decide what specially designed instruction and accommodations

are needed for the student to be successful.
  1. Incorporates research-based programs and strategies into the instructional

program, which includes Professional Learning Communities, Learning

Focused Solutions, and Response to Intervention.
  1. Collaborates/communicates with related service providers, parents and

School district staff.
  1. Follows the appropriate protocols when questions, issues and/or concerns arise.
  2. Apprises all parties who have a legitimate educational interest in the student of

meetings, concerns, progress and other issues.
  1. Confers with parents/guardians, teachers, school counselors, specialists, and

administrators to resolve student's behavioral and academic problems.
  1. Establishes and maintains a cooperative and professional relationship with

peers, support staff, parents, administration, agency staff and school district staff.
  1. Complies with Federal, State and Local Regulations and Policies.
  2. Accurately completes all required paperwork within the designated timeline.
  3. Utilizes all available resource materials (i.e. Employee Handbook, District

website, Collaborative Agreement, Professional Code of Conduct, Administrative

procedures, School District Board Policies, etc.) to complete required paperwork,

maintain professionalism and to avoid potential violations/noncompliance.
  1. Cooperates with Federal, State and Local Agency Personnel during Alternative

Education and/or Special Education Compliance Monitoring and/or dispute

resolution activities.
  1. Remains current in certification research, instructional strategies & technology.
  2. Attends in-service programs, mandated trainings and self-selected workshops

conferences, courses, etc.
  1. Reads journal articles, investigates internet resources and collaborates with

other professionals and/or mentors.
  1. Keeps certification current and active by monitoring status, including clock

hours, on the DEEDS website.
  1. Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. This job inquires repetitive stooping, twisting and bending. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Why Apply in Colonial

When you apply, you will have:
  • The opportunity to teach with a very knowledgeable, high-achieving and fun school team.
  • An innovative and diverse work atmosphere.
  • The ability to grow and learn in a considerate and open-minded culture with supportive school colleagues.
  • Access to new and exciting technologies to use in your classroom daily.
  • A competitive salary with generous benefit packages.
  • The opportunity to make an impact on the lives of students and families daily in Delaware.


Interested candidates who meet the qualifications may apply by completing an employment application at no later than 11:59 pm on the closing date. A resume and teaching certification are required for external candidates and for internal candidates, a resume is required.

Applicants needing special accommodations in the application process of this vacancy announcement may contact the Human Resources Division at (302) 323-2712.

Note: Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

The Colonial School District is a family of more than 16 schools serving over 10,000 students in the New Castle, Delaware area. We are committed to hiring a diverse teaching staff to create warm, joyful, student-centered and welcoming schools. We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing Delaware and we are working to help solve this problem through the Power of We. The driving force around how Colonial operates, the Power of We, is organized around four driving pillars:
  • Early Childhood
  • Leadership & Learning
  • Innovation
  • Access & Opportunity

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