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Akron, Ohio
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Jul 15, 2024

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Posting Opens July 2, 2024 Posting Closes July 12, 2024

The Akron Board of Education announces an opening for a TESOL/ESL Teacher, Job Code 006, TS 380 (190 Days). Salary TBD. Collective Bargaining Unit - AEA. This is a State Teachers Retirement System position.

Application must be made electronically through

In addition to completing the online application, please upload a letter of interest, resume, and a current copy of appropriate license. The Superintendent reserves the right to keep the position open until suitable applicants are found or to cancel and repost the position with changes as may be deemed appropriate. For further information, please contact Dr. Loi Nguyen, Learning Specialist ESL and World Languages, 330-761-3114 or the Department of Human Capital at 330-761-2753.

  • Valid teaching certification/licensure in the State of Ohio and one or more of the following:
    • Pre K-3 (3GG qualifications)
    • 4-5 endorsement
    • 4-9 licensure
    • 1-8 teaching certificate
    • TESOL endorsement or willing to obtain the endorsement within 24 months of the appointment to the position
  • Minimum two years' teaching experience;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Participate in staff and curriculum development;
  • Use data to make decisions regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment;
  • Interact with the school, partners and community to enhance student learning;
  • Work in teams and participate in professional learning communities.
  • Screen new students using OELPS for EL services
  • Provide parent notifications to parents of EL services in multiple languages for initial or continuous EL services
  • Assist all students to meet or exceed 21st century knowledge and skills, including state academic achievement standards;
  • Articulate what students should know and be able to do, while working to help students achieve;
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate these objectives to students;
  • Plan and deliver learning experiences that advance the learning of each individual student and show written evidence of preparation upon request to immediate supervisor;
  • Partner with business and community organizations to create authentic learning experiences;
  • Develop reasonable expectations of classroom procedures and positive outcomes;
  • Attend staff meetings, serve on staff committees and engage in team building activities as required;
  • Work closely with the building principal to collaboratively lead the school through a shared decision-making process;
  • Design authentic learning experiences for students to learn core knowledge, 21st century skills and literacies, through, but not limited to, collaboration, problem-based learning and inquiry;
  • Organize and plan for learning based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals;
  • Assist in the planning for intervention and remediation in the areas of math, science and literacy for all students who have not mastered the content standards and implement appropriately;
  • Develop and implement differentiated instructional strategies for each student's academic growth;
  • Use technology to develop student content knowledge and skills so students know how to learn, think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate, innovate, create and collaborate;
  • Proficient in using technology as an instructional, management, grading, and parent communication tool;
  • Use continuous, authentic and appropriate assessment and evaluation measures that are evidence-based and use them to improve instruction, student learning and for feedback, including progress reports;
  • Be flexible, resourceful and innovative while effectively managing the design and execution of learning experiences, both formal and informal;
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations;
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, fosters engagement, self-motivation, student self-direction and positive social interaction while incorporating partners and staff members on an ongoing basis;
  • Provide learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of the students;
  • Conduct OELPA testing and work with translators for day and evening programming as well as family events:
  • Work closely with students and parents to guide students through school and future education and career choices;
  • Contribute to and participate in ongoing professional development, including working with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) model;
  • Maintain and improve professional competence and model teaching expectations;
  • Use evidence-based and best practices to inform instruction and to work with colleagues;
  • Work collaboratively to improve instruction and learning while sharing the responsibility for outcomes with school and community;
  • Maximize opportunities for student success by creating positive working relationships with students;
  • Reports to and carries out any other responsibilities as assigned by the building principal and/or Content Supervisor.
If you require any special services (such as interpreter, braille or large print, or wheelchair-accessible accommodations) covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, Section 102, please call the Department of Human Capital at 330-761-2949. If you are using a TTY/TTD, please call the Ohio Relay Service, 1-800-750-0750.

Akron Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes").

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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