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High School .4 ELL teacher

Employer
Wakefield Public Schools
Location
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Position Title: High School .4 ELL teacher

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent

Definition:

The English as a Second Language/English Language Learner Teacher provides instruction to students in the ESL/ELL Program. The goal of this position is to guide English Language Learners toward gaining proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing; and to support teachers in regular education classrooms who are working toward the same objective.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide ELL instruction in 1:1, small group or in the general education class.
  • Address English-as-a-Second Language student needs at all levels.
  • Utilize natural patterns of first language learning in teaching ESL.
  • Support classroom teachers in the use of ELL standards.
  • Model SEI instructional techniques within the general education classroom.
  • Support/instill motivation and achievement of non-English-speaking students.
  • Effectively teach English collectively to students with different primary languages.
  • Act as liaison with students, parents, teachers and administration.
  • Assist in administering required language proficiency and academic achievement tests (this includes all State testing), along with ongoing monitoring of student progress.
  • Maintain database (spreadsheet) of ELL and ELL- eligible students, including home school communication, test data and levels of support.
  • Assist in developing language acquisition support plans (ELL plans) for all ELL students and work with classroom teachers to implement plans.
  • Work with classroom teachers to support inclusionary practices.
  • Perform all such duties as requested by the Principal or Assistant Superintendent.

Qualifications:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Certification: English as a Second Language (ESL)

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