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[SY 24-25] Multilingual Learners Teacher (ESL), Bilingual (Spanish)

KIPP Public Schools
The Loop, Illinois
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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About KIPP Chicago

At KIPP Chicago, we are guided by a simple, yet powerful mission: Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose-college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. Our campuses are located in the Austin, Englewood, North Lawndale, and West Humboldt Park neighborhoods. KIPP Chicago also advises over 2000 KIPP alumni currently in high school or college through our KIPP Forward program. KIPP Chicago is the highest-performing network of schools in Chicago, as measured by our city's school quality index. We attract, develop, and retain a diverse and talented staff of educators. Our students and families choose our schools because our teachers are exceptional educators who work together as a collective to ensure students achieve and thrive. For more data and information about our successes and vision for the future, visit


At KIPP Chicago, primary schools include grades K-4th and middle schools include grades 5th - 8th. At all campuses, we commit to holding ourselves to high expectations in service of our mission, and aligning on key mindsets and following through on key responsibilities. We also actively collaborate, coach, and learn in order to develop and evolve our skillset to achieve our goals for our students, schools, and region. We bring a sense of team and a spirit of social justice to our work together and have fun!

KIPP Chicago seeks English Learners Teachers (EL) who are Bilingual (Spanish) and licensed to provide English Learners with both direct instruction and additional resources and supports in the general program of instruction. This teacher will ensure that students keep pace with peers in the core academic content areas as well as develop proficiency in English in accordance with individual ACCESS goals. EL Teachers reports and is coached by the Director of EL Services.

Key Mindsets for Teachers
  • We work hard as a collective and hold each other to high expectations.
  • We committed time, energy, and effort to developing teachers professionally and instructionally.
  • We practice a growth mindset about ourselves and others in order to always reflect and improve.
  • We teach in schools, not only a classroom, and maintain school-wide systems to enlist student engagement and create a safe, warm, demanding, and joyful school culture.
  • We communicate frequently and consistently with students and families--including after school--regarding academics, behavior, logistics, and homework help.
  • We believe that everyone at KIPP Chicago must be committed to anti-racism in their beliefs and in their actions.
  • We ensure that all students academically progress, master grade-level content, and feel a sense of belonging in our schools.

Job Responsibilities for Teachers
  • Teaching & Learning: Thoroughly plan and execute rigorous, high-engagement lessons and use best practice for student investment, assessment, and inclusion of culturally-relevant content
  • Student Feedback: Actively monitor student learning, track mastery data, and provide feedback to students to ensure their mastery of grade-level content and academic growth
  • Student Culture & Family Engagement: Actively communicate with families and collaborate with peer teachers to facilitate safe, consistent, and joyful school culture where each child belongs
  • Staff Culture and Professional Development: Follow through on department and grade-level initiatives and actively engage in your professional growth and development
  • Additional expectations for the Bilingual/ESL Teacher include:

Design learning plans for students in grades 5 - 8 based on ACCESS language test results
  • Provide pull-out instruction to individual and small groups in Math, Science, Reading, and Writing
  • Prepare students to pass the ACCESS test and exit the transitional program of instruction
  • Administer the ACCESS assessment to students


The requirements for a English Learner (EL), Bilingual (Spanish) Teacher are:
  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • Illinois PEL with Bilingual or EL endorsement OR Illinois ESL licensure (required)
  • Meet testing requirements of Illinois Charter Law (Test of Academic Proficiency 400 and the appropriate content-area test) (required)
  • At least two years' prior success teaching in urban communities (strongly preferred)
  • A cleared CPS Background check.

Additional Information


KIPP Chicago Schools offers a competitive compensation and benefits package:
  • Salaries based on experience related to role and responsibilities
  • Contributions to the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund in accordance with Illinois state law
  • Competitive rates for medical insurance and short-term disability insurance. Dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance are offered at no cost.
  • An optional 403(b) retirement account
  • Stipends for additional leadership and enrichment leadership


To apply, please submit your application and resume for the role. The interview process for this position includes a phone interview with our recruiter, submission of classroom teaching video, reference check and final round interview with School Leaders. The start date for this position is Monday August 1, 2022 for New Staff Orientation.


KIPP Chicago is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. KIPP Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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