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ESL Teacher (2024-2025)

Hebrew Public
William Penn Annex West, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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ESL Teacher

2024-2025 School Year

Location: 3300 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Start Date: Summer 2024

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About the Organization:

Our mission is to lead a national movement of exceptional, diverse public charter schools that teach Modern Hebrew to children of all backgrounds and prepare them to be successful global citizens. Our schools are models of racial and economic integration, academic excellence, and world language learning. Hebrew Public manages schools in New York City and Philadelphia, and also supports an affiliate network of schools in California, Washington DC, New Jersey, and Minnesota.

Our focus on global citizenship is embodied by three core elements:
  • The building of relationships across difference, embodied by our focus on racial, cultural, and economic diversity
  • The study of Modern Hebrew and of Israel as a window into other languages, cultures and experiences
  • Our unique set of global citizenship values that infuse all that we do, described through the acronym OLAM (the Hebrew word for "world"). These values include Outstanding Problem Solving, Lifelong Learning, Aware Communication and Making a Difference.

Our schools help students grow to become empathetic, ethical, intellectually curious young adults committed to solving the world's problems. The network's first school in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Hebrew Public, opened in 2019, serving 156 students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. The school will add a grade level each year until it ultimately serves grades K to 8 in the 2026-27 school year.

About the Position:

This is an exciting time to join Philadelphia Hebrew Public in its sixth year. Join a remarkable community of educators and social change-makers who are passionate about meaningful integration and global education and are relentlessly committed to ensuring students from all backgrounds attain high levels of academic achievement. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it. We are seeking a driven ESL / Intervention Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year that operates with a high sense of urgency and possesses a strong work ethic. Candidates for this position do NOT need to speak Hebrew. The School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. The school is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Job Requirements:
  • Produce quality Common Core aligned lesson plans that strive for higher-level objectives while accommodating all learning styles;
  • Analyze and regularly review student assessment data from a variety of sources - both formally and informally - to drive curricular and pedagogical choices and adjustments;
  • Administer EL testing to all new entrants within 30 school days of entry to school, or 14 school days if enrolled during the school year;
  • Administer the ACCESS testing to all ESL students each year;
  • Maintain compliant ESL student files;
  • Provide small group pull-out services to tier 3 students for intervention;
  • Monitor students who have exited services as required;
  • Maximize learning time through effective classroom management;
  • Provide an inviting, exciting, learning environment using varied instructional techniques and developmentally appropriate strategies;
  • Mastery/deep knowledge in instructional subject area, with an undergraduate major or minor or graduate degree in the subject;
  • Strong desire to collaborate with other faculty and instructional leaders to discuss student work and ensure curricular coherence;
  • Passion for his/her subject and the ability to connect with and motivate, individually and collectively, a diverse group of students;
  • A strong commitment to all students with the belief that all students can learn and must be held to high academic standards; and,
  • Boundless energy and enthusiasm for working with students and other adults in the building.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required;
  • Elementary and/or Middle School teaching experience preferred
  • Legally authorized to work in the USA
  • Hold a PA ESL certification or be in the process of obtaining certification;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Mindset that all students can learn and should be held to high standards;
  • Investment in personal development as an educator.


Salary and benefits will be highly competitive, equitable, and commensurate with experience. Starting salaries range from $50,000 or above based on experience and qualifications.

Potential benefits* include:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Employer-Paid Vision
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Savings and Employer Matching Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employer-Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Global Travel Experiences
  • Benefits packages vary depending on the role.

Hebrew Public is committed to building a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Candidates of color and those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in school leadership roles are particularly encouraged to apply.

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