Multilingual Learners Teacher

Posted on: January 9, 2023 | |

At KIPP Chicago, middle schools include grades 5th – 8th. Currently, we have four middle schools — KIPP Ascend Middle, KIPP Academy Chicago, KIPP Bloom College Prep, and KIPP One Academy. The content taught at each middle school varies slightly, but common classes are English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Literacy Centers, Math Centers, and Algebra. At all campuses, we commit to holding ourselves to high expectations in service of our mission, and aligning on key mindsets and following through on key responsibilities. We also actively collaborate, coach, and learn in order to develop and evolve our skillset to achieve our goals for our students, schools, and region. We bring a sense of team and a spirit of social justice to our work together and have fun!

KIPP Chicago seeks English Learners Teachers (EL) who are Bilingual (Spanish) and licensed to provide English Learners with both direct instruction and additional resources and supports in the general program of instruction. This teacher will ensure that students keep pace with peers in the core academic content areas as well as develop proficiency in English in accordance with individual ACCESS goals. EL Teachers reports and is coached by the Director of EL Services.

Key Mindsets for Teachers

We work hard as a collective and hold each other to high expectations.

We committed time, energy, and effort to developing teachers professionally and instructionally.

We practice a growth mindset about ourselves and others in order to always reflect and improve.

We teach in schools, not only a classroom, and maintain school-wide systems to enlist student engagement and create a safe, warm, demanding, and joyful school culture.

We communicate frequently and consistently with students and families–including after school–regarding academics, behavior, logistics, and homework help.

We believe that everyone at KIPP Chicago must be committed to anti-racism in their beliefs and in their actions.

We ensure that all students academically progress, master grade-level content, and feel a sense of belonging in our schools.

Job Responsibilities for Teachers

Teaching & Learning: Thoroughly plan and execute rigorous, high-engagement lessons and use best practice for student investment, assessment, and inclusion of culturally-relevant content

Student Feedback: Actively monitor student learning, track mastery data, and provide feedback to students to ensure their mastery of grade-level content and academic growth

Student Culture & Family Engagement: Actively communicate with families and collaborate with peer teachers to facilitate safe, consistent, and joyful school culture where each child belongs

Staff Culture and Professional Development: Follow through on department and grade-level initiatives and actively engage in your professional growth and development

Additional expectations for the Bilingual/ESL Teacher include:

Design learning plans for students in grades 5 – 8 based on ACCESS language test results

Provide pull-out instruction to individual and small groups in Math, Science, Reading, and Writing

Prepare students to pass the ACCESS test and exit the transitional program of instruction

Administer the ACCESS assessment to students

The requirements for a English Learner (EL), Bilingual (Spanish) Teacher are:

Bachelor’s degree (required)

Illinois PEL with Bilingual or EL endorsement OR Illinois ESL licensure

Meet testing requirements of Illinois Charter Law (Test of Academic Proficiency 400 and the appropriate content-area test) (required)

At least two years’ prior success teaching in urban communities (strongly preferred)

A cleared CPS Background check.

All KIPP Chicago staff are required to provide documentation of full Covid-19 vaccination by or before 10/15/2021, unless approved for medical or religious exemption. (Updated 8/24/2021).

Additional Information

KIPP Chicago Schools offers a competitive compensation and benefits package:

Salaries based on experience related to role and responsibilities

Contributions to the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund in accordance with Illinois state law

Competitive rates for medical insurance and short-term disability insurance. Dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance are offered at no cost.

An optional 403(b) retirement account

Stipends for additional leadership and enrichment leadership


To apply, please submit your application and resume for the role. The interview process for this position includes a phone interview with our recruiter, submission of classroom teaching video, reference check and final round interview with School Leaders. The start date for this position is Monday August 1, 2022 for New Staff Orientation.


KIPP Chicago is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. KIPP Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.