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English as Second Language (ESL) Teacher 2024-2025

Employer
Normandy School District
Location
Saint Louis, Missouri
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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JOB SUMMARY

Normandy Schools Collaborative seeks an exceptional English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners, and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In Normandy Schools Collaborative, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. Normandy Schools Collaborative is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.

Reports to: Director of Literacy

Supervises: All appropriate staff as required

Pay Grade: Teacher Salary Schedule

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Provide English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to Multilingual Learners identified as English Learners.
  • Monitor the progress of English Learners monthly to identify growth and proficiency in the four language domains: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Adjust instruction and provide interventions for students who are not making progress or achieving proficiency in language development.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the students' content teacher(s) to align instruction and support to both the students' English language development across all four domains and their classroom instructional needs (instructions, vocabulary, reading and writing support, and clarification of assignments).
  • Collaborate and communicate with the school's instructional leadership team, instructional coaches, and administration to ensure ELL students receive language support and other forms of academic assistance.
  • Assist with the oversight and delivery of WIDA Screeners and ACCESS administration.
  • Prepare for and assist with organization of ELL student transition meetings for those ready to transition out of ELL services.
  • Plan and deliver lessons aligned to WIDA Instructional Standards and deliver appropriate lessons for varying levels of English proficiency.
  • Demonstrate cultural proficiency and use effective and culturally-relevant instructional practices.
  • Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool and for personal productivity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and fluency using WIDA's ELD Standards Framework and Can Do Descriptors.
  • Assist classroom teachers in the administration of all mandated state and local assessments for English language learners whenever appropriate.
  • Attend district and state-sponsored professional development opportunities sufficient to stay current with changes in ELL instruction and improvements in ELL teaching strategies.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Normandy Schools Collaborative as outlined above.
  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
  • Able to model excellent spoken and written English for students learning English in school.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
  • Education Level: Hold a Bachelor's degree.
  • Hold a valid MO License or be working to obtain your license.
  • Willing to learn about supporting second language learners and/or become certified in English as a Second Language Instruction.
  • Ultimately complete state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly Qualified."
  • Experience teaching in an urban setting.
  • NSC values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. NSC is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of the languages spoken by students: Spanish, French, and Somali.

Physical Demands

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to walk and use fingers, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception. Occasionally the employee will lift up to 50 lbs., such as lifting files and paper.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee continuously interacts with the public and staff.

The information contained in this is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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