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ESL Teacher (Rochester)
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ESL Teacher

Role overview:
The ESL teacher is passionate about helping our English Language Learners become proficient in the English language and be able to access their grade-level curriculum.  The ESL teacher holds primary responsibility for designing and implementing direct ESL instruction and collaborating with teachers to provide English language support in other content areas. 

Key responsibilities:
  • Support overall program:
    • Assist with identification of ELL students at start of school year.
    • Administer diagnostic and state mandated assessments of English Language Learners at least twice per year.
    • Assist special education teams with development and implementation of ELL plans.
    • Evaluate, determine goals for and track progress of individual English language learners, and communicate with faculty, students and families around progress and individual needs.
    • Develop systems of reviewing NYSESLAT data and making appropriate program modifications to push growth for ELL students.
    • Build family engagement options, and ensure all ELL families have equal access to school communication efforts.
  • Support students:
    • Develop and implement appropriate and rigorous curriculum to support ELL students.
    • Provide direct ESL instruction to small groups of students and/or provide inclusion supports for ELA classes containing ELL students, based on case load.
    • Work specifically with ELL students during assigned periods of the day on helping to access general education curriculum and build strong ELA skills.
  • Support teachers:
    • Attend external professional development and deliver in-house professional development to teachers working with ELL students.
    • Advise teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for ELL students by providing feedback and modelling.
    • Share best instructional practices for ELL students through informal and formal means.
  • Be an active member of the Rochester Prep community:
    • 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.
    • Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct. 
    • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • MA ESL certification is required. (Candidates who are in process of acquiring their license will be considered)
  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player.
  • Belief in and alignment with Uncommon Schools’ core beliefs and educational philosophy.
  • Proven ability to manage a classroom.
  • Ferocious work ethic
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to self-reflection
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Proven ability to manage a classroom
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.

Compensation:
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.
 

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