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ESL Teacher

Employer
Uncommon Schools North Star Academy
Location
Newark, New Jersey
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Description

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher will help provide and guide instruction for K-12 ESL students across several campuses at North Star Academy. The ESL teacher will work closely with the school-based Special Education Coordinators, as well as with teachers and leaders throughout the region, so this position requires the ability to travel between our Newark campuses. The ESL Teacher will report to the Associate Director of Special Education.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school
  • Show unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness
  • Provide in-class support in the general education setting and small group instruction to ESL students
  • Provide support and feedback to content teachers on sheltered instruction strategies as needed
  • Attend and participate IEP meetings for English Learners as directed by the Associate Director of Special Education
  • Follow ESSA guidelines for identification, instruction, assessment, and exiting ESL students
  • Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school”s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct
  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic and language acquisition standards aligned to the WIDA English language development standards
  • Complete training for administering WIDA assessments used to identify and determine continued eligibility for ESL services
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school”s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct
  • Be accountable for students” mastery of academic and language acquisition standards
  • Exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities
  • Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Engage families in their children”s education
  • Commit to continual professional growth

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