21-22 Elementary English Language Learner Teacher

  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • Subject: English Language Learner
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing public schools that has been committed to creating joyful, academically excellent schools in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000+ students nation-wide and supports students to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. 94% of our 2020 alumni graduated high school with acceptance to college and are projected to complete college at a rate 3x that of their peers. 86% of our students identify as Black or Latinx and 16% are identified as diverse learners. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
Our mission is that, together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. If you share this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.

Job Description

The English Language Learner Teacher will lead supports for students who are developing in their English to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. The English Language Learner Teacher will provide critical guidance to Lead Teachers to ensure that all staff are complying with and meeting the needs of students with special needs.

 Responsibilities of the English Language Learner Teacher will include, but are not limited to:

English Language Learner Coordination

  • Identify students needing ELL services and ensure they are receiving them

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and district ELL regulations

  • Develop processes for entering and exiting students into services

  •  Administer and implement accommodations for relevant assessments (including, but not limited to WIDA screener and WIDA ACCESS and TNReady)

  • Create and maintain ( LSPs ) for all EL students and former EL students 

  • Track transitional students (T1-T4) who have already exited to monitor growth or reassess services

English Language Learner Leadership

  • Meet with general education teachers to answer questions, provide strategies and supports, as needed

  • Adapt and differentiate general education teachers’ weekly lesson plans, assessments and homework to meet individual student goals.

  • Support teacher development in serving ELL students through individual coaching and group professional development

Curriculum Development and Instruction

  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of individual students

  • Use progress-monitoring tools to analyze student results for the purpose of modifying and adjusting strategies and programming

  • Use data to inform instructional decisions

  • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs

  • Demonstrate strong pedagogy

Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

  • Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Nashville

  • Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff

  • Develop positive rapport with students

  • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment

  • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture

Family Engagement

  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress

  • Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents

  • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members

Growth Mindset

  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year

  • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement

  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)


Desired Experience

  • Active Tennessee certification with ESL Pre-K through 12 endorsement
  • Commitment to working with students from educationally under-resourced communities

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Pass Criminal Background Check

 Desired Characteristics

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community

  • Firm belief in affirming the identity of students, families and staff

  • Passionate and committed to being a leader for racial justice and equity, and leading in an anti-racist school

  • Passionate about data-driven instruction

  • Demonstrates excitement in growing staff into their highest self as a leader for our students and families

  • Physical and emotional endurance to support with challenging students; maintain emotional control under stress

  • Superb personal organization skills to keep on top of deadlines and measures of accountability

  • Team player: demonstrates maturity, growth mindset, strong work ethic, follow-through and flexibility

Additional Information

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. This position will work and be compensated according to an 11-month schedule.

Apply directly online. Please contact Andrea Davis, Manager of Talent Recruitment, at [email protected] with questions.

KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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