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Lawrence School ELL Teacher, K-8: (.5 FTE; 1 YEAR)

Brookline, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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To provide direct English language development instruction to English learners in grades K-8.

Duties include but are not limited to:

The duties and requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to effectively and successfully serve as an ELL teacher with the Public Schools of Brookline.
  • Selects or develops appropriate instructional materials to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Prepares lesson plans that incorporate the WIDA Standards Framework, state and national standards, Brookline's Learning Expectations, and other appropriate curriculum guidance.
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Evaluates instruction and assesses student achievement regularly.
  • Administers and proctors state and federal assessments (i.e. ACCESS for ELLs).
  • Possesses a genuine interest in the emotional, social, physical, and academic well-being of students in order to provide an appropriate educational environment.
  • Identifies and supports students in need of academic, emotional, and/or social support services.
  • Interacts with and understands students in ways that create a climate of respect, support, and high expectations.
  • Evaluates each student's performance and growth in knowledge and understanding of English, prepares progress reports, and attends parent teacher conferences when able.
  • Understands the basic concepts of child growth, development, behavior, and second language acquisition.
  • Supports students' access to basic subject matter including Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Administers language proficiency assessments to identify the English needs of students when they are placed and prepare to exit the program.
  • Manages classroom discipline and organization effectively.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Communicates effectively with students, families, teachers, school counselors, and administration on student development and performance.
  • Supports colleagues in their understanding of the issues faced by ELL students and their families.
  • Encourages participation and interactions among students and their families.
  • Respects confidential nature of student records and school reports, and completes all necessary program paperwork.
  • Complies with all state and federal requirements applicable to the teaching of English language learners.
  • Performs other duties as directed by school and program administration.
Requirements Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Valid Massachusetts DESE ELL/ESL licensure
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Solid knowledge of WIDA resources and grade level content standards
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in ESL/ELL, Applied Linguistics, Multicultural Education, or related field
  • Experience administering ACCESS for ELLs
  • Trained to administer the MODEL and W-APT
  • 1 to 3 years of student teaching, internship, aide, or teaching experience in an ESL/ELL setting

The Public Schools of Brookline is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or practice to the diversity and excellence of the PSB community.

The Public Schools of Brookline is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

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