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Classroom Teacher / Bilingual Education

Employer
Connecticut REAP
Location
East Haven, Connecticut
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Job Title: English Learner/Multilingual Learner (EL/ML Teacher) PreK-5

Reports To: EL/ML Facilitator, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and Building Principal

Location: Elementary K-5

Level: Classroom Instructor

Education: CT Teaching Certificate in TESOL (Endorsement 111); BA (preferred MA) from an accredited college or university in ELL multicultural education or equivalent

Bilingual (Endorsement #902) preferred

Responsibilities: TESOL teachers work with Multilingual Learners (MLs), or those students for whom English is not their primary language to

help them acquire fluency in English, both spoken and in the written word.

This position is full-time. The salary and benefits associated with this position are outlined in the current East Haven Education Association contract.

Experience:
  • Two or more years of EL/ML or general education experience;
  • Thorough knowledge of current research and effective practices of teaching English as a second language, as well as second language acquisition theory;
  • Clear understanding of standards-based and differentiated instruction;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze assessments and other student data as a means for making instructional decisions;
  • Possess strong collaborative capabilities and proven ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Knowledge of philosophies and objectives regarding cultural responsiveness
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking preferred)

Minimum Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
  • Design and implement engaging instruction either in the general education classroom or in pullout sessions that lead to English language fluency in both conversational and academic situations;
  • Administer annual LAS Links Assessment to identify EL/ML needs;
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure that general education classroom environments and learning experiences support EL/MLs;
  • Using the District's criteria for EL/ML placement, identify students who qualify for English language support services and determine the level and nature of services for each student;
  • Serve as a resource to families in understanding the EL/ML program, as well as their students' learning progress and needs;
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, IEP meetings, EIT meetings and any other meetings pertaining to EL/ML student achievement;
  • Any other duties as assigned by EL/ML District Facilitator.

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, and responsibilities which comprises this position.

East Haven Public Schools Notice of Non-Discrimination

The East Haven Board of Education prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, military or veteran's status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation and past or present learning disability, physical disability or mental disorder. The East Haven Board of Education provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The East Haven Board of Education guarantees compliance under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Acts of 1973, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1991 and Connecticut General Statutes 46a-60. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robert Swan, Director of Pupil Services 35 Wheelbarrow Lane, East Haven, CT 06512, 203-468-3218. For further information on non-discrimination, visit: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/about/rgn-hqaddresses.html for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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