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2024-2025 | High School ESL Teacher

Employer
Boston Preparatory Charter Public
Location
Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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What is Boston Prep?

Boston Prep is a college-preparatory charter public district, made up of a single-site middle and high school. In 2023-2024, our community will include 700 students in grades 6-12, nearly 500 alumni, over 150 faculty members, and hundreds of families. The majority of our students and families reside in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. As a charter public school, we welcome all students via an impartial public lottery, and hold the same high expectations and ambitions for all of our students, including those with special needs and English language learners.

What Do We Believe?

At Boston Prep, our mission is to prepare students to succeed in a four-year college and embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth. We foster an environment structured around accelerating academic growth, as demonstrated by our extended school day and school year. We believe that to do this work effectively, relationships are the heart of our community and an understanding of anti-racism is critical in serving our community effectively.

To achieve our ambitious goals, our approach includes six essential beliefs that we believe leads to our success:
  • We have an exceptional adult team; we are One Team.
  • We hold high expectations for all students.
  • We foster ethical growth, inside and outside of the classroom.
  • We have an invested, passionate student culture, balanced by structure and joy.
  • We offer a range of support, academic, social, and emotional, to all students.
  • We ensure college persistence through a number of student and alumni support.

What Do We Value?

Our mission guides Boston Prep and our values guide how we work together as a One Team. Our values hold us accountable to ourselves, to one another, to our students, and to our families. They remind us of how we strive to do the work of our achieving mission together, united as a One Team. Our One Team's values:
  • We are mission driven.
  • Everyone is here for the same reasons.
  • Organizational changes are required to achieve the mission.
  • We believe all of us, in every step of our journey, have room to improve.
  • Staff actions drive student results.

Who Are We Looking For?

At Boston Prep, we believe that every teacher has the power to make a difference in the lives of our students. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where all students feel seen, heard, and valued. As a teacher with us, you will have the opportunity to inspire and empower the next generation, while also making a meaningful impact on your own career. You embody the mindset that "kids do well if we believe they can".

We recognize that representation matters, and we strive to ensure that our students see themselves reflected in their teachers and leaders. We believe that a team of diverse leaders and teaching staff enhances our students' educational experience and fosters a deeper sense of belonging. As a teacher at Boston Prep, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of passionate educators who are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

We are committed to providing our teachers with the coaching and resources they need to thrive. We offer ongoing professional development opportunities and a supportive work environment where your contributions are valued and recognized.

If you are a dedicated educator who is passionate about creating a culture of inclusion and respect, we invite you to join our team. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students and build a brighter future for our community.

As a HS ESL Teacher

You believe in creating an educational experience where students are able to see themselves reflected in the content of your class.

Additional responsibilities of the role include:
  • Plan for and teach 4 classes per day. This also includes responding to the individual needs of students by holding regular office hours, at least once a week, and planning for small group instruction (SGI) blocks, held during the school day.
  • Collaborate with co-teachers, SpEd/ELL specialists, and other specialists to deliver high quality, differentiated instruction to meet the individual needs of students, including students with special needs and English Language Learners
  • Provide targeted feedback on student work to drive student engagement. Anchor feedback system in equitable grading practices that focus on what students know and have learned, and that emphasize practice and revision.
  • Designing, implementing or internalizing standards-aligned curriculum and materials that are data-informed and culturally affirming of our students.
  • Communicate with students, families, and school leaders around academic and behavioral progress via phone calls, messages on DeansList and family conferences.
  • Build relationships with our students and support their character development through our advisory model, homeroom structures, ethics focus and other whole-school moments.
  • Attend key whole-school school events throughout the year (i.e family conferences, back to school nights).
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff professional development via One Team Meetings, Department Meetings, Grade Level Meetings and Instructional Team Meeting.
  • Uphold school and grade level systems and structures with fidelity.
  • Partner with team members, students and families, to actively uproot racism and inequality in our community.
  • Engage with, and attend, regular coaching meetings; implement feedback with

fidelity.

For more information, please visit our website at www.bostonprep.org.

One Mission. One Team. One School. We are Boston Prep.

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At Boston Preparatory School we acknowledge barriers to opportunities that exist within the job seeking market. Many potential candidates shy away from applying due to lack of confidence in their skills and imposter syndrome. As we do our part to dismantle these barriers within our own recruitment processes, we encourage candidates from all walks of life, especially those from marginalized backgrounds, to apply and make positive change within the lives of our students.

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