ELEMENTARY ESL/SLIFE TEACHER
West Springfield Public Schools
Job ID: 4325434 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 28, 2023 Starting Date: August 28, 2023
The following position is available in the West Springfield Public School system beginning with the 2023/2024 school year:
Elementary ESL/SLIFE Teacher
SLIFE - Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education. Teachers in the SLIFE Program will build foundational skills necessary for ELs to acquire the English language, promote social/emotional adjustment, and provide comprehensive instruction which capitalizes on SLIFE students¿ individual foundational knowledge and interests, creating opportunities to make significant progress to achieve educational goals including college and/or career readiness.
-Provide systematic, explicit, and sustained language instruction to ELs
-Utilize WIDA Can-Do¿s to address academic & linguistic skills and vocabulary needs to accelerate language in each of the domains
-Collaborate with SCI (Sheltered Content Instructors) to focus on academic & linguistic support needs in the classroom
-Administer progress-monitoring assessments
-Review data to determine learning goals for SSPs
-Complete WIDA report cards
-Maintain EL caseload (data, progress, SSPs) in Ellevation
-Support the implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for both behavior and academics
-Provide updates to families on curriculum and strategies of support for learners at school and home.
-Minimum Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; Master¿s preferred -Massachusetts DESE certification required in ESL PreK-6 -Additional certification in a content area preferred
-Minimum one to three years of experience teaching and assessing elementary ELs required
-Creative, dedicated, self-driven, and compassionate educator with a solid understanding of English Learners and an extensive toolbox of instructional strategies.
-Extensive experience with diverse populations and ready to support the variability of our community.
-Experience collaborating with classroom teachers to differentiate instruction and create a language-rich environment to meet the learning needs of ELs.
-Successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills with a proven record of building rapport with culturally diverse students to ensure each child reaches his/her full potential
Salary: Per Unit A contract.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Equal Opportunity Employer
West Springfield Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis. of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran¿s status, sexual orientation, genetic information, neurodiversity, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other class protected by state, federal, or local laws. Equal Opportunity applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
Sharlene DeSteph, ELL Director
11 Central Street
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089
How To Apply
Please apply on the following webpage: https://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=3725358