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1.0 FTE ESL Teacher

Company: Reading Public Schools
Location: Reading
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

1.0 FTE ESL Teacher (Current 2020-2021 School Year) Job Description Primary Location Reading Public Schools Salary Range Please see our Salary Schedule ((see application details)) Shift Type Full-Time

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Position: ESL Teacher


Reports to:Assistant Superintendent

FLSA Classification:Exempt

Approved by:John F. Doherty, Ed.D

Revision Date: October 2020

SUMMARY: To create a flexible program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation in accordance with each pupil's ability and needs; to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.

Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
Establishes and maintains pupil-teacher relationships conducive to effective teaching and learning.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
Participates in planning of curriculum goals and relevant student performance objectives. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.
Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like and communicates these objectives to students. Helps students to develop individual learning goals and objectives.
Develops appropriate instructional materials, activities, & lesson plans, with modifications and accommodations appropriate for individual students taking into consideration cognitive levels and age-appropriateness.
Evaluates individual student accomplishment of goals and objectives, records progress, and adjusts individual and group learning activities accordingly.
Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
Assists pupils in dealing with academic, personal and social problems.
Works with guidance specialists, staff members, parents, and outside persons or agencies to assist students with special problems.
Works with parents of individual children to help guide the growth and development of the children.
Demonstrates an understanding of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core State Standards.
Participates in ongoing professional development activities related to student population & certification areas.
Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
Properly utilizes and conserves physical facilities, equipment and supplies.
Assist in the task of operating the school as a community of cooperative and constructive members.
Integrate technology within instruction to increase student comprehension and interest.
Maintains an understanding of the philosophies and principles utilized in District-wide programs.
Follows state and federal special education regulations, as outlined in the IDEA and the requirements set forth in 603 CMR 28.00 which are in addition to, or in some instances clarify or further elaborate, the special education rights and responsibilities set forth in state statute (M.G.L. c. 71B), federal statute (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. as amended), and federal regulations (34 CFR 300 et seq. as amended).
Follows all standards and indicators to the best of his or her ability, as described in the Reading Public Schools Teacher Assessment Process (TAP).

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.


Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the educational field.

Ability to apply knowledge of WIDA Standards/ACCESS for ELLs testing and interpretation Ability to plan, organize, and provide instruction in English that meets state and federal standards.
Ability to provide instruction that is consistent and coordinated with the district's instructional programs so as to ensure that students meet and exceed learning targets.
Ability to develop and deliver lesson plans that utilize a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies to advance English language proficiency in appropriate content areas.
Ability to administer academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student progress for meeting academic learning targets and progress in 2nd language acquisition.
Ability to monitor Former English Learners to ensure continued academic progress.
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records of student progress and evidence of growth and progress. Notify parents/guardians of student progress and benchmark achievements.
Ability to adapt curriculum to provide individual, small group, and/or remedial instruction as to meet the needs of individual students and subgroups of students.
Ability to employ a variety of instructional techniques and strategies to accommodate different language proficiencies, aptitudes and interests of students and encourage school and social interaction Ability to consult with general education teachers and support service providers to inform instruction of students.
Ability to provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment that encourages student responsibility and incorporates challenging instructional strategies.
Ability to establish and maintain standards of student behavior required to run an orderly, safe and productive classroom environment.
Ability to manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement.
Ability to encourage parental involvement and engagement within the EL community.
Ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to use professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.
Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously.
Uses instructional technology appropriately and works with students to facilitate their use of instructional technology.
Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Board of Education policies.
Understand confidentiality requirements regarding student records.
Ability to exercise good professional judgment in assessing emergency situations and act accordingly.
Ability/willingness to plan, coordinate, conduct and participate in ongoing professional and staff development.
Ability to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and Google Classroom.


Minimum of baccalaureate degree, master's degree preferred.


Must possess ESL teacher licensure.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about to provide services and may be required to occasionally traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces.


The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students. While the majority of the workday is spent inside, the employee must spend time outdoors for recess, fire drills, and/or special activities.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Keywords: Reading Public Schools, Somerville , 1.0 FTE ESL Teacher, Other , Reading, Massachusetts

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