The ESL Teacher will be directly responsible to the principal for all matters pertaining to the ESL operation of the school plan, in-building administrative and general or region-wide policies. This position will be indirectly responsible to the Lead Teacher for all matters pertaining to ESL curriculum, instructional methods, assessment, and materials.
Provide a personalized ESL instructional program that is compatible with the abilities, needs and learning characteristics of each student and complies with the District prescribed Dual Language model
Implement prescribed District curriculum, instructional methods, and utilize materials within the parameters of the ESL program
Create a student-centered learning environment that is characterized by the consistent application of sound mental health and educational psychology practices
Employ creative methods of instruction and utilize a variety of bilingual and/or ESL materials within the structure of the designated curriculum
Become acquainted with the characteristics, needs, abilities and, problems of each student through personal interaction and by seeking information from psycho-educational reports, hearing and vision reports, staffing notes, end-of-the-year student status reports, etc.
Participate in formative and summative assessment for ESL and utilize data to improve instruction
Maintain up-to-date lesson plans that include all bilingual areas to be taught
Required Education, Certification and Experience:
Valid State of Illinois Professional Educators License
Endorsement or approval in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Teacher – Spanish.
Teaching experience and proficiency in English and Spanish
Teaching experience (including student teaching and internship) at identified grade level or in a Dual Language classroom within the last five years preferred
Perks and Benefits:
Excellent Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
403B Plan with Employer Matching
Short and Long Term Disability
Generous Paid Time Off Per Year