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24/25 SY : ESL Teacher - Houston

Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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General Description:

The ESL Teacher within the Special Populations Department plays a pivotal role in facilitating the academic success and linguistic development of English Language Learners (ELLs) within the school community. Tasked with providing targeted instruction and support, the ESL Teacher collaborates with classroom educators to implement effective English as a Second Language programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of at-risk students. Utilizing a variety of instructional methods and resources, the ESL Teacher fosters a supportive learning environment conducive to the acquisition of academic English proficiency. Through personalized intervention strategies and ongoing assessment, they guide students towards achieving curriculum goals while promoting cultural understanding and integration. Committed to excellence, the ESL Teacher demonstrates strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, fostering open lines of communication with students, parents, colleagues, and community stakeholders to ensure a collaborative approach to student success.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction, especially effective At-Risk strategies
  • Ability to instruct At-Risk students and manage student behavior
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
  • Must have proper, positive, and professional communication skills. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills.
  • Analyze performance data to provide targeted instruction based on students' individual needs.
  • Assist classroom teachers with the implementation of the English as a Second Language Program to facilitate student transition to academic English.
  • Reinforce concepts taught by the teacher and extend lesson plans taught by the classroom teacher for English as a Second Language (ESL) participants.
  • Assist teachers with resource materials to support instruction.
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students as much as possible.
  • Use ESL instructional methods and materials as applicable.
  • Identify at-risk students based on student grades and test scores that are below proficiency level, which could include State Standardized Tests, attendance records, discipline records, communication logs, RTI meeting minutes, grade retention records, and transcripts.
  • Develop and implement individual intervention strategies.
  • Work with students to develop individual achievement plans.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request.
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Assess student accomplishments regularly and provide progress reports as required.
  • Refer students for evaluation by district specialists as required.
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes when required.
  • Maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Participate in district and campus staff development.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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