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ESL (0.5 FTE)

Cincinnati, Ohio
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) serves nearly 38,000 students preschool to 12th grade in 66 school communities, across a 90-square-mile district in Southwest Ohio. Cincinnati Public Schools is the best-performing large urban district in Ohio and ranks among the top 2 percent of Ohio districts for students' learning and growth and offers families high-quality school choices and academic programs.

The district's innovative approach to education, its investment in effective and caring educators and employees, and vast array of collaborative partnerships have accelerated school performance to the highest level in decades - ensuring that students in preschool to 12th grade thrive and graduate prepared for successful lives in the 21st century.

Our Vision: Cincinnati Public Schools will be a community that ensures equitable access to a world-class education, unleashing the potential of every student.

Our Mission: We educate all students with rigor and care in a culture of excellence to develop engaged citizens who are prepared for life.

Who We Seek: Cincinnati Public is looking for innovative, passionate, culturally competent, problem-solvers to join our team. We strive to have a positive impact on our children and families every day and are looking for staff members who want to not only do an excellent job with their career field but also serve as a role model for the children in CPS. If this is you, we invite you to become a member of our CPS work family.


To provide educational opportunities where students may fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth in a standard classroom or Montessori setting; and to provide rigorous instruction that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Cincinnati Public Schools standards.

  • Possess a strong knowledge of content area and deep understanding of state standards related to class(es) taught.
  • Prepare rigorous, inclusive, engaging lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of all students and align with the districts Anti-racism and Equity policies.
  • Use assessment data to inform planning and modify lesson plans to meet the needs of all students.
  • Maintains a classroom atmosphere which is safe, inclusive and conducive to learning.
  • Exhibit positive rapport with students, families, and staff interacting verbally and physically in a professional manner at all times.
  • Maintains strong lines of communication with parents / guardians using the tools provided by the district including, but not limited to Powerschool and Schoology.
  • Demonstrates ongoing commitment to professional development including, but not limited to, cultural competence, anti-racism, equity & inclusion, and best practices in curriculum and instruction.

  • Commitment to helping all students to succeed; with an emphasis on urban schools with diverse socioeconomic levels, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Uses data and assessment to identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Upholds accurate student records.
  • Creates instructional plans that incorporates activities, assessments, and resources, including available technology, that align with student needs, school and district priorities, and Ohio's Learning Standards.
  • Establishes a learning community within the classroom that promotes a safe, positive, and inclusive environment where all show regard for multiple perspectives, experiences and cultures..
  • Uses multiple effective and appropriate communication and engagement strategies with individual students and families that promote two-way communication, active participation and partnerships that contribute to each student's learning, well-being and development.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership characteristics beyond the classroom, showing collaboration and support for colleagues and commitment to share best practices and learning to inform and shape collective improvement.
  • Operates with a growth mindset, consistently striving for learning, growth and development for the betterment of one's teaching practice and student success.
  • Maintains licensure requirements and professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Upholds high standards of professionalism, meeting deadlines and adhering to school and district policies, procedures, and expectations.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, compassion, empathy, caring and dedication to human growth and development.

Education: Bachelor's Degree required

Licensure: Must hold valid Ohio Teacher's License in the appropriate area seeking employment, be in the process of seeking reciprocity from out-of-state, or be eligible for an interim license.

Experience: Work experience with children in a multi-ethnic and / or urban setting preferred.


Contract Provisions: 191 days Limited Contract
Salary: Certificated Classroom Teacher per Cincinnati Federation of Teachers (CFT) agreement


All interested applicants are encouraged to apply and only online applications will be considered.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Certain jobs at Cincinnati Public Schools may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation are available upon request from Human Resources.

Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.


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