Multilingual Learner & Equity Job Title
ELD/ESL High School Teacher (9-12) FLSA Status: (Exempt/Non-exempt)
Exempt Reports to:
Principal GENERAL DESCRIPTION (1-3 LINES DESCRIBING ROLE):
The ELD teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and delivering a comprehensive English Language Development (ELD) program for grades 9-12. QUALIFICATIONS:REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's Degree
- MA DESE ESL license 5-12
- Knowledge of second language acquisition
- Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to use technology effectively
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (NOT LIMITED TO):
- Master's Degree or significant post-graduate coursework in ESL
- Experience teaching high school Multilingual Learners (MLs)
- Experience in administering the WIDA Screener and WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
- Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work with staff and community members
- Proficiency in a second language is preferred
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Work Environment:
- Prepare and deliver instructional lessons with clear and measurable objectives that meet Common Core, State and WIDA Frameworks to meet the individual needs of students.
- Provide culturally responsive and asset-based learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds.
- Use a wide variety of research-based second-language teaching techniques to ensure student learning.
- Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
- Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) for dually identified students.
- Use a variety of formal and informal WIDA-aligned assessments to accurately measure student progress and to inform instruction.
- Set student growth goals based on assessment outcomes.
- Collaborate with colleagues on culturally proficient curriculum, lesson and assessment design.
- Co-plan and co-teach with content-area teacher(s).
- Participate actively in faculty, department, and PLC meetings.
- Set professional development goals, develop professional development plans, and participate in professional development activities that improve teaching practice.
- Plan and administer ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs testing.
- Work with administrators to prepare MCAS testing schedules and identify appropriate accommodations to meet the needs of all students.
- Maintain data on enrollment of the school's ML and Former English Learner (FEL) population.
- Monitor FELs for four years, per DESE guidelines.
- Collaborate with other content area teachers to continue to support the academic growth and success of MLs and former MLs.
- Collaborate with the Guidance Department to decipher transcripts from abroad, to create schedules, to support college and career readiness and identify support mechanisms.
- Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and the community.
- Actively involve families in their children's education.
- Use computers and other types of technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom.
- Collaborate with the ELD team and the IT team to ensure access to technology resources for all students and families.
- Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions.
- Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students.
- Other duties as needed.
Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day; however, there may be occasions for after-school meetings.Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Date Updated: 12/11/23
Northborough-Southborough Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Northborough-Southborough Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Northborough-Southborough Public School places a high value on recruitment of diverse staff. Any individual needing assistance in making an application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.