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Classroom Teacher / English as a Second Language (ESL)

Pennsylvania REAP
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Description: ESL Teacher

Position Overview:

Vision Academy Charter School seeks dynamic and passionate ESL teachers to impact students' lives significantly. Our teachers create a warm, welcoming school culture focused on student achievement with high expectations and firm support. The ESL Teacher will develop and implement a comprehensive ESL program, facilitating English language acquisition and academic success for students whose primary language is not English. They will collaborate with classroom teachers and staff to help students reach their full educational potential while fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Instructional Planning and Delivery:
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) at various proficiency levels.
  • Utilize various instructional strategies and resources to engage students in the learning process.
  • Integrate language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) with content area instruction.
  • Assess and monitor student progress regularly and adjust instruction as needed.
  • Student Assessment and Progress Monitoring:
  • Administer language proficiency assessments and use data to inform instruction.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student progress and performance.
  • Communicate regularly with students, parents, and staff about student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Collaboration and Professional Development:
  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to support the integration of ELLs in the general education classroom.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current with best practices in ESL instruction.
  • Serve as a resource for staff on issues related to ELLs and language acquisition.
  • Classroom Management and Environment:
  • Create a positive, nurturing, inclusive classroom environment that encourages student participation and engagement.
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Promote cultural understanding and appreciation among students and staff.
  • Family and Community Engagement:
  • Build strong relationships with students' families and provide them with resources and support to help their children succeed.
  • Participate in school and community events to promote the ESL program and engage with stakeholders.

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting Base Salary: $61,000, competitive and commensurate with experience. Click here to see the rest of the compensation and benefits.

Professional Growth & Development:
  • Supportive leadership.
  • Coaching cycles for concrete goals, frequent feedback, modeling, and practice.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for ongoing education and professional development.
  • Opportunities for growth and career advancement.
  • Teacher leaders assist with instruction, management, extra-curriculars, and a multicultural growth mindset.
  • Department/ Cluster system recognizes achievements with increased responsibilities and compensation.

  • Bachelor's degree in education, TESOL, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Valid teaching certification with an ESL endorsement.
  • Proven experience teaching English Language Learners in a K-8 setting.
  • Strong knowledge of language acquisition theories and best practices in ESL instruction.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, families, and staff.
  • Proficiency in using technology to enhance instruction and student learning.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email address] by [application deadline]. Please include "ESL Teacher Application" in the subject line.

Vision Academy Charter School is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity in our school community. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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