1.0 FTE ESL Teacher (Current 2020-2021 School Year) Job
Description Primary Location Reading Public Schools Salary Range
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READING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Position: ESL Teacher
Reports to:Assistant Superintendent
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
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
Works with guidance specialists, staff members, parents, and
outside persons or agencies to assist students with special
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
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
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the
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
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records of student
progress and evidence of growth and progress. Notify
parents/guardians of student progress and benchmark
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
Ability to establish and maintain standards of student behavior
required to run an orderly, safe and productive classroom
Ability to manage allotted learning time to maximize student
Ability to encourage parental involvement and engagement within the
Ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school
objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom
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
Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and
journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure
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
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
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
Understand confidentiality requirements regarding student
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
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.