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ELD/ESL Teacher - ARHS

Northborough, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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English Language Development (ELD)

Job Title:

ELD/ESL Teacher High School (one year position)

FLSA Status:



Reports to:

Building Principal


The ELD teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and developing a comprehensive English language development program for grades 9-12.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • MA DESE ESL license 5-12
  • Knowledge of second-language acquisition
  • Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively

  • Master's Degree or significant post-graduate coursework in ESL
  • Experience teaching high school English Learners (ELs)
  • Experience in administering the WIDA Screener and WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

  • Prepare and deliver instructional lessons with clear and measurable objectives;
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and
  • cultural backgrounds;
  • Use a wide variety of second-language teaching techniques to support student learning;
  • Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students;
  • Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) and as needed to meet the
  • learning needs of students;
  • Use a variety of formal and informal WIDA-aligned assessments to accurately measure student progress and to modify
further instruction;
  • Maintain data on enrollment of the school's EL and Former English Learner (FEL) population;
  • Monitor FELs for four years, per DESE guidelines;
  • Co-plan and co-teach with content-area teacher(s);
  • Collaborate with the Guidance Department to decipher transcripts from abroad and to create schedules;
  • Involve families in their children's education;
  • Use computers and other types of technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom;
  • Provide students with support (remediation and enrichment) using a variety of language-development strategies;
  • Collaborate with colleagues on culturally proficient curriculum, lesson and assessment design;
  • Participate actively in faculty, department, and PLC meetings;
  • Set professional development goals, develop professional development plans, and participate in professional development activities
that improve teaching practice;
  • Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and the community;
  • Follow safety procedures and written and verbal instructions;
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students;
  • Other duties as needed.

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day; however, there may be occasions for after-school meetings.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

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.

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