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WHIN - English as a New Language (ENL) Teacher

New York City, New York
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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Position Description

Seeking an ENL Teacher at WHIN Music Community Charter School in NYC

Why WHIN ?

WHIN Music Community Charter School is the first school of its kind! Built on the principles of El Sistema, WHIN is a place where children learn, grow, and make music together. At WHIN, we are building a nucleo , a community where staff, families, and students work together to make a powerful shift in public education that puts learners” needs first.

Our Mission:

To provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically and socio emotionally.

We believe...
  • that all children deserve a high quality education, with access to academic rigor, music creation, and a holistic approach to developing character.
  • that a collaboration with families ensures the greatest success for our learners.
  • that restorative justice, inquiry-based hands on learning, and authentic learning experiences provide the most effective environments for growth, success, and joy.

We are looking for teachers who are...
  • looking to thrive and grow in a collaborative work environment, including in co-taught classrooms.
  • excited about teaching in a school and neighborhood where diversity is central.
  • highly qualified and certified in Special Education, English as a New Language, and/or Early Childhood Education.

We support teachers by...
  • coaching and professional growth to deepen instructional practices.
  • peer-to-peer observations, feedback, and support as well as ongoing professional development.
  • having two teachers co-teaching to ensure all learners” needs are met and teachers can work collaboratively to be at their best.

In action, our mission looks like caring deeply about all aspects of our young learners” potential. We make academics a priority while also ensuring students” character and personal growth. With music at our core, students experience working together to create something bigger than their individual skills every single day, and this approach extends to our classrooms where project-based, hands on learning cultivates curious, creative, and hardworking learners.

WHIN is currently seeking high performing elementary teachers who are ready to help grow a unique school community where compassion, kindness, and curiosity drive each and every day.

Specifically, English as a New Language (ENL) teachers at WHIN are responsible for:
  • Creating and maintaining a fun, engaging, and inclusive classroom culture where all students love to learn
  • Providing integrated instruction in an inclusive classroom with all learners as well as pull out ENL services when needed
  • Developing and implementing high quality lesson plans accessible to all learners needs that incorporate the WIDA Standards Framework
  • Assessing students ELL status on ATS, administering home language surveys, and conducting NYSITELL and NYSESLAT assessments when needed
  • Driving academic outcomes for all students by analyzing data, differentiating instruction, and supporting each learner”s unique needs
  • Collaborating with colleagues to implement an effective integrated co-teaching model to serve all students in an inclusive classroom
  • Supporting colleagues in their understanding and work with ENL students
  • Inspiring students and fellow staff to perform at his or her highest potential
  • Developing and maintaining strong and professional relationships with WHIN families

Qualifications for the ENL Teacher positions are:
  • NYS or equivalent ELL, TESOL, or ESL Teaching Certification
  • Bilingual (Fluent in Spanish and English minimum)
  • Urban elementary teaching experience
  • Experience teaching 3rd Grade
  • Demonstrated success raising achievement levels of all students
  • An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at a high level
  • Proven commitment and success working with students and families
  • The ability to thrive in a startup environment
  • The ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, and exciting school
  • A sense of humor and kindness towards your colleagues

Advanced proficiency in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Music performance
  • Early Childhood teaching experience and/or certifications
  • Project Based Learning and Inquiry Based Learning
  • Responsive Classroom, Love & Logic Student Management, and Restorative Justice models

Compensation and Benefits: WHIN Music Community Charter School offers a competitive salary and benefits, fun and professional working environment, as well as ongoing development opportunities.

EEO Policy: WHIN Music Community Charter School is an equal rights and opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, or any other legally protected classification in its activities, educational programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, IX, and Section 504.

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