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ESL/ELL Teacher (K-5) 2024-2025

Foundation Academies
Trenton, New Jersey
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Our Promise: To equip all scholars to excel in learning and empower them to lead purpose-filled lives.

Purpose: We exist to address inequity facing the communities that we are honored to serve. Every member of our learning community believes every child deserves a quality education regardless of zip code.

What's in it for you: In addition to joining us in the social justice fight, you will be competitively salaried and much more. Learn more here!

Responsible: Tasks you are responsible for. Tasks are subject to change.
  • Maintaining and Organizing Materials and Equipment
  • Manage supplies and equipment, ensuring that students have access to the necessary materials and resources
Mastery of content knowledgeParticipation in school and organization-wide family eventsProvided individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and engage scholars
Accountable: What you are accountable for. These do not change, as you are the decider of them.
  • Classroom Culture
  • Maintain a positive and inclusive classroom environment that fosters creativity and collaboration
  • Models how to be a contributing community member by consistently demonstration the characteristics of an FA employee with high levels of emotional intelligence and strong listening, communication, and interpersonal skills to foster a sense of belonging and high performance in the classroom
Instructional Model
  • Create a structured and progressive learning experience for scholars of different ages and skill levels
  • Develop and deliver standard-aligned lessons that encourage creativity and self-expression
  • Evaluate scholars' work and provide constructive feedback to help them improve their skills

Consulted: What you are consulted for and therefore should be deeply knowledgeable about.
  • Inclusive and Representative Curriculum and Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends in ESL/ELL education and teaching strategies by attending workshops, conferences, and ESL/ELL-related events
Intervention and Referral Services and/or Special Services
Informed: Ensure you stay abreast of the influence of the systems that you are accountable for.
  • Cultural Awareness


Foundation Academies offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with yearly increases. The annual salary range for this position is $60,500 - $90,000.

  • 2+ years working in an urban or low-income setting preferred
  • Must have a track record of measurable success and achievement.
  • You are committed to living out our mission.
  • Welcomes the challenge to grow, learn, and improve in a collaborative environment.
  • Committed to our mission of preparing all scholars for college and embodying our core values.
  • Committed to serving our scholar population in an anti-discriminatory learning environment.

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • You possess a valid New Jersey Teacher Certification in associated content and grade level
  • OR You have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (if graduated after Sept 2015) or 2.75 (before Sept 2015) for NJ certification requirements

Want to join our FAmily?

We are Foundation Academies: Trenton, New Jersey's largest and highest-ranking K-12 free public charter school. Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation's finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. We serve more than 1,000 of the city's K-12 population across four schools on two campuses. We admit students by lottery, irrespective of gender, race, household income, or academic ability.

Our team of experienced and mission-driven urban educators values growth mindsets, lifelong learners, and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high standards because that's what our families deserve.

We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly's Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.

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