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Lead ESL Teacher

Phalen Leadership Academies
Washington, District of Columbia
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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This position is eligible for a $5,000 Stipend. Candidate must be fully credentialed and hold an active EL Educator State License.

The Opportunity: PLA Lead ESL Teachers are passionate and devoted leaders bringing creativity and rigor to our classrooms to support an improved learning experience for our scholars. Our teachers are compassionate and committed to building a caring environment that nurtures the success of our school community. The Lead Teacher role was created to facilitate communication in the schools among General and EL Educators as well as administrators. The Lead also serves as a liaison to the National Team.

The Details

Key Deliverables:
  • Maintains caseload list/assignment organization
  • Establishes and monitors caseload scheduling/organization
  • Attend and support facilitation of PD and PLC meetings/workshops
  • Attend ILP meetings to ensure compliance
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with classroom teachers, administrators, staff, and parents/guardians
  • Provides differentiated coaching support through co-teaching methods and modeling to provide effective feedback
  • Assists in the coordination of testing programs

Experience and Education Requirements
  • Valid EL State Teacher License
  • A passion for working with students and families in under-served communities
  • Bachelor”s degree or higher from an accredited college or university; with appropriate endorsements, if applicable
  • Effective pedagogical skills driven by standards and data-driven assessment
  • Experience tracking and using data to drive instruction

The Network: PLA is a transformative education nonprofit changing communities across the country by providing a depth of resources not found in the traditional education model. In addition to serving as one of the country”s best turnaround school operators and successfully launching charter school start-ups, PLA also provides our school communities with a successful, research-based summer learning program (Summer Advantage), a successful Reading and Math Intervention program (Reading and Math Advantage), and a workforce development program (PLA University) that provides expanded opportunities for our high school graduates, along with the family members of our current staff and students. This menu of programs and services is unique to our network, sets us apart from other organizations, and provides expanded opportunities for our staff through career advancement opportunities, and expanded income opportunities.

The Campus: Campus: Hope Community PCS - Tolson is a public charter school in Washington, D.C. that was founded in 2006 and recently joined the PLA network in 2022. We serve about 250 scholars from PK - 8th grade with a school population that is reflective of the strength and diversity of the community in which we are privileged to serve. We pride ourselves on our STEAM-focused learning that results in scholars taking risks, engaging in learning, and having ownership of their education. Our vision is centered on having a growth mindset to encourage our scholars to develop their immense potential and continue to be active contributors to their communities. We believe that by providing a world-class education in an empowering school environment, all scholars are able to flourish and achieve more than they thought possible.

Compensation and Benefits:

PLA School Teachers receive a base salary that is competitively aligned with the market. In addition to a base salary, PLA School Teachers receive:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefits - Healthcare, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional development opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and being a part of professional communities within the school
  • Incentive and bonus opportunities

PLA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Please read carefully.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

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