5-12 ESL Teacher
- Boston, MA, USA
- Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (SY 19-20)
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher will help provide and guide instruction for ESL students at Roxbury Prep. The ESL teacher will work closely with the school-based Individual Needs Coordinator, Newcomer Program ESL teacher, Director and Associate Director of Individual Needs, as well as with teachers and leaders across the network.
- Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school
- Show unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness
- Co-teach with English and/or History teachers, as well as provide support and feedback to other content teachers on SEI strategies
- Complete case management and ESL compliance responsibilities as directed by the Individual Needs Coordinator and Director of Individual Needs
- Attend and participate IEP meetings for English Learners as directed by the Individual Needs Coordinator
- Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct
- Implement curricula and activities to meet academic and language acquisition standards
- Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic and language acquisition standards
- Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
- Participate in the collaborative curriculum development process
- Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct
- Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic and language acquisition standards
- Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities
- Exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities
- Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs
- Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
- Engage families in their children’s education
- Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings
- Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training
- Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
- Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
- Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
- Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
- Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
- Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
- By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New York and Massachusetts, candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016).
- Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
Uncommon Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.