ASPIRA of Illinois- ESL Teacher

Posted on: July 5, 2024 | |

ASPIRA Early College High School of Illinois seeks to achieve academic excellence for every scholar in a culturally relevant learning environment that empowers scholars through high-quality education, youth development, and civic engagement. ASPIRA strives to ensure all scholars are prepared for post-secondary education and meaningful careers. Come Join the Team in the new school year. Make a change, make a difference. Come impact lives.

Aspira seeks a unique ESL Teacher for our High Schools

ASPIRA ESL English Teacher Essential Functions:

Performs those activities listed in the district’s classroom teacher job description as appropriate and applicable
Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in English in the Core Curriculum Content Standards and Illinois English Language Proficiency Standards (IELPS). Instruction must be consistent and coordinated with the district’s instructional program so that students meet and exceed learning targets and the requirements outlined in the state and federal law
Provide oversight to the ASPIRA English Teacher (Union) programs and monitor the implementation of English language and compliance with regulations in each campus and respective school philosophy.
Develops and delivers lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets and allow English Learners to meaningfully access the district’s instructional program
Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student’s progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition
Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress and evidence of growth and progress
Provides a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies
Facilitates frequent and effective home-school communication by coordinating: conferences; written communication; parent training and other meetings/events; and administrative support for childcare, interpreting, translations, etc.
Attends professional English Language Acquisition meetings as well as serves on building or district committees and attends staff meetings as may be requested or as established by school policy
Understands and complies with the policies, rules, and regulations regarding the English Learners
Advocates for program needs that are required to meet the learning needs of English Learners
Performs other and not specifically enumerated duties as may be requested by the supervisor
Maintains positive, cooperative and mutually supportive relationships with all ASPIRA staff, community, administration, parents and representatives of resource agencies
Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, ASPIRA staff, parents, school personnel and agencies associated with the school
Commits to the Network’s mission and vision
Follows Network’s policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned
”Bargaining Unit Member and is Subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement”


Valid State of Illinois Teaching Certificate. PEL
Endorsement or approval in English as a Second Language
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to English language acquisition
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated ability to influence others, effectively address audience of all levels and foster collaborative working relationships
Spanish Required
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Travel to other facilities and/or locations
Extended work hours may be required dictated by business needs
Non-discrimination Statement
ASPIRA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other protected category.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $62,475.00 – $77,449.00 per year


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
Grade school specialties:


Monday to Friday

ESL Teaching: 1 year (Required)

ESL Endorsement (Required)
Professional Educator License (Required)
Ability to Relocate:
Chicago, IL 60618: Relocate before starting work (Required)