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Classroom Teacher / English as a Second Language (ESL)

Pennsylvania REAP
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Position: Teacher - Elementary - English as a Second Language (ESL) (Job ID 5114)

Location: Elementary Schools

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Effective Date: Start of the 2024-2025 School Year

At Downingtown Area School District we value our employees. We seek to hire new staff who:
  • Communicate openly to build relationships and trust
  • Partner with team members to see the TEAM succeed
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and seek ongoing opportunities for growth
  • Embrace and support a safe and inclusive environment
  • Eagerly and enthusiastically support student learning
  • Strive to be kind and reflective
  • Focus on the solution and put people first
  • Lead by example

If you want to be part of our "Downingtown Proud" team - please apply! Help us with our mission to educate all students to meet the rigorous challenges of a global society.

  • Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited college or university and hold a proper Pennsylvania certification for the position
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Valid PA certification specific to content area: English as a Second Language Program Specialist
  • Demonstrates knowledge in the area of assignment.
  • Possesses a positive attitude toward the teaching profession, service to the district, and importance and purpose of the education program
  • Proficiency in use of technology for individual or group demonstration, research, or communication
  • Must be able to flex and vary hours to accommodate needs of students, parents, and other teachers
  • Must successfully complete and maintain compliance with all federal and state background and criminal record check requirements
  • Click here for more information about required clearances
  • Candidate must adhere to all local, state, federal, and school code requirements for employment

Duties & Responsibilities: (Abbreviated - Please review the attached Job Description for more details on this specific opportunity)
  • Identifies PHLOTE (Primary or Home Language Other Than English) students' academic and social needs based on test results, grades, staff, and parent/guardian recommendations, acculturation, and history
  • Administers appropriate screening instrument to PHLOTE students to determine listening, speaking, reading, writing, and composite levels of student
  • Conferences with supervisor, principal, staff, and parents/guardians regarding PHLOTE and English Learners (ELs)
  • Teaches the skills necessary for the acquisition of English at each individual student's pace, taking into consideration ability, achievement, history, and motivational factors
  • Assists mainstream classroom teachers in adapting plans, assignments, and assessments
  • Confers with counselor regarding course selection for identified students to ensure proper accreditation to graduate
  • Collects, maintains, and submits required data for required reports to coordinator, principal, and supervisor when requested
  • Attends conferences and meetings regarding ELs with appropriate district personnel supplying expertise, data, and information when necessary
  • Supports ongoing communication among families, school, and staff
  • Shares knowledge of language acquisition and cultures for staff members through professional development and learning

Salary 2024-2025 School Year:

Full salary matrix is available in the appendix of the following collective bargaining agreement, which can be accessed by clicking here. Placement upon salary scale is dependent upon education and years of teaching service.


7.5 hours per day based upon district-approved calendar

Up to 191 days per year, plus up to 3 days of orientation for professional employees during first year of employment

Summary of Benefits:
  • Medical Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage

Eligibility - No Waiting Period

Eligible Dependents

New Hires or Newly Eligible

Flexible Spending Accounts

Support for the Whole You
  • Fitness Program
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Telemedicine

Retirement - Member of State Pension System (PSERS)

Student Loan Forgiveness

Life Benefit

Income Protection Benefit

Tuition Reimbursement

Induction Program

Professional Development

Paid Time Off

Retiree Benefits


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