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Integrated English as a New Language Teacher (ENL)

Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem
Church Street, New York
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem

Integrated English as a New Language Teacher

Reporting to: Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem ENL Teacher understands and promotes the school's mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The ENL Teacher is responsible for providing a classroom/instructional program that supports the individual needs of all children in accordance with the school's mission and values established by the school.

Responsibilities & duties (including, but not limited to)

Instructional Planning -
  • Manage and support an organized and professional classroom that is conducive to learning and the development of English Language Arts skills
  • Enforce and support consistent and logical limits, expectations, and classroom routines that are in-line with those established by classroom teachers
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned
  • Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
  • Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum in consultation with Administration
  • Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom

Instructional Delivery -
  • Teach curriculum based on state and national standards.
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom
  • Use technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication and ensure student engagement
  • All duties encompassed under classroom teacher

Student Assessment -
  • Recognize the needs of individual students and the entire group and offer support and flexibility as needed
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of each student's progress.
  • Measure student achievement and progress towards learning objectives using the school's formative and summative assessment tools
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities
  • Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics
  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals
  • Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice
  • Develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice
  • Complete all reports in a timely manner

Learning Environment -
  • Create, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potential
  • Establish, model, practice and reinforce age-appropriate rules and discipline using school approved procedures; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans as needed
  • Implement classroom procedures, systems and routines that provide structure for students
  • Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without exceptions

Extracurricular Activities -
  • Organize and supervise approved field trips to enhance classroom learning.

Student Support & School Culture -
  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, colleagues and administrators
  • Establish, involve, and assist students in the development, maintenance, and evaluation of portfolios
  • Develop and use rubrics for evaluating student products and performances
  • Work closely with all members of school community, model citizenship, collaboration and support of one another
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Administration

Academic & certification qualifications
  • Bachelors' Degree required, Masters' Degree preferred
  • New York TESOL Teacher Certification

Work experience & skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English and a working knowledge of at least one additional language
  • Able to improve curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a grade level team
  • Passionately dedicated to school's mission with a steadfast belief that all students will receive a rigorous elementary foundation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required to develop rubrics, examine data and metrics that will enhance student knowledge and promote performance of superior work products
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers and administrators
  • Knowledge of childhood development and demonstrated experience with executing planned lessons to meet the differential needs of each child
  • Strong written, grammatical, presentation, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with at-risk student population in some capacity preferred
  • Educational experience after college (fellowships, summer study, or graduate course work to pursue greater depth in a subject area, specific instructional methodology, curriculum development, special education, technology, etc.) preferred
  • Working knowledge and comfort level with instructional technology

Personal qualities & behavioral traits
  • Driven educator with an unrelenting focus on organization along with a high level of student and school-wide performance in achieving/exceeding state standards
  • Champions change, supports school leader in trying to apply new ideas and methods; actively motivates and encourages others to adapt to change
  • Demonstrates persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles that impact student achievement
  • Develops and maintains positive communications and working relationships with students, parents, and co-workers by being collaborative and maintaining a pleasant work attitude
  • Openness to feedback and willing to take responsibility for student success
  • Working knowledge of the charter school movement and culture

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