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Bilingual ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher (5933)

United States
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Westborough Public Schools, Westborough, MA

seeks a dynamic Bilingual ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language

or dual certified ESL/general or special education)

to join our caring staff at Fales Elementary School (K-3)

for our Elementary Transition Model

Available Immediately

The Westborough Public Schools enthusiastically welcome professionals to our district who thrive in a diverse environment that focuses on the importance of relationships with our students, staff, families, and community.We are an innovative, supportive, and high-performing district whose stellar staff provides high quality services for our diverse students and their families.
  • We educate approximately 4,000 students from Pre-K through age 22, from homes that speak almost 30 different languages. Our student population is approximately 49% Students of Color and 51% White students.
  • We support our vibrant, passionate, dedicated, skilled and professional staff through ongoing collaboration and feedback to ensure their safety, health, sense of belonging, and professional growth!
With a graduation rate of 97% and 90% of our students attending post-secondary schools, we are proud of our commitment to excellence in educating students to be informed and successful citizens of a global world.

Job Title: Elementary Teacher K-3, Bilingual ESL or Dually Certified ESL/General or Special Educator

Reports to: Principal & Director of English Language Learning

Department: ESL

Work year: 2023-2024 school year, 184 days

FSLA Status: Exempt, Unit A

This exciting new teaching position will serve students in K-3 inclusive of Bilingual speakers in our newly developing Elementary Transition Program to support Newcomer students with social,emotional and behavioral skill deficits who are transitioning to the Westborough Public Schools.

The ESL Teacher fosters a love of learning that encourages student curiosity, engagement, and growth in a welcoming community of learners. The teacher provides learning experiences that engage students in language arts, math, science/technology/engineering, social studies, and social-emotional learning guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and district standards and requirements. The ESL Teacher facilitates English language acquisition and the academic, social and behavioral supports for students who are English Language Learners through direct service, collaboration, consultation, and coaching.

The ESL Teacher works in partnership with a Clinician and Paraeducators to ensure that students progress with their ability to access their education in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

  • Education: Bachelor's and/or Master's degree from an accredited college/university in a related field

  • Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • Professional Certification:
    • MA DESE licensure in ESL
    • Additional certification in special education and/or Elementary Education highly desirable

  • Hiring Requirement:
    • Successful completion of Criminal Records Check (CORI), Sexual Offender Record Check (SORI), and fingerprints
Preferred Experience:

  • Experience teaching English Language learners and in a diverse public school setting
  • Experience with students with special needs, including students with emotional, behavioral, trauma experience, and/or learning challenges
  • Knowledge of WIDA Standards and language objectives
  • Strong background in language acquisition instruction
  • Strong background in literacy and math instruction,
  • Highly desirable to have experience with:
    • Balanced Literacy
    • Readers' and Writers' Workshop model
    • Explicit phonics instruction
    • Guided Math Workshop model
    • Inquiry-based instruction
    • Project-based learning
    • Eureka Math
    • FOSS Science
    • Second Step
    • Responsive Classroom
    • Technology Integration
  • Creates a welcoming, supportive, and equitable learning environment centered around maintaining effective relationships
  • Plans and implements differentiated lessons and ongoing formative assessment based on district objectives and student needs
  • Applies knowledge of current research and theory to instructional design with a demonstrated commitment to remain current in content knowledge and instructional pedagogy
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with children and adults
  • Demonstrates flexibility and collaboration when working with students, colleagues, and families
Performance Responsibilities May Include but are not Limited to:
Creates a welcoming and supportive learning environment that embraces the diversity among individuals and ensures equitable opportunities for student learning and community membership Engages English Language Learners through linguistic frames for speaking, listening, reading, and writing Provides learning experiences across all subject areas though the development of rigorous units and lessons that are differentiated and scaffolded based on student need Scaffolds language for academic support, both in direct-service through various models, including co-teaching and inclusion, and through consultation with other educators Teaches language beyond a task Monitors students' understanding of the curriculum , provides specific feedback students, and adjusts instruction, materials or assessments when appropriate Evaluates and refines instructional practice and assessment strategies to increase student learning, engagement, language acquisition, and confidence Engages in internal and external professional development activities and meets district expectations for licensure recertification Collaborates with other educators to provide the appropriate instruction and supports for English Language Learners Participates in all school based and district-wide faculty and committee meetings as required Partners with families and caregivers to keep them informed about their student's progress and welcomes input from families and caregivers. Performs any other relative duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities

The ESL Teacher does not have supervisory responsibilities for other staff.

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits, for permanent benefits eligible staff, are per contract between the Westborough School Committee
and the Westborough Education Association.

The Westborough Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class protected by law.

Date Updated: 3/16/2023

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