ELL Lead Teacher 2014-2015

The School- Bridge Boston Charter School is a comprehensive, full-service public school that opened in the fall of 2011 with K1 and K2 students. We now have 146 children enrolled in K1, K2, first, and second grades for the 2013-2014 school year, and will expand by a grade each year until we serve 335 students in grades K1-8. Bridge Boston Charter School’s mission is to help our students thrive in a challenging, joyful, inclusive public school community that values close partnerships with families and a focus on the whole child. Our students will develop the skills necessary to excel academically in rigorous high schools, reach their individual potentials, and view themselves as creators of their own futures. Through full-service programming, Bridge Boston Charter School works to remove the health and social obstacles that hinder student learning.

The Position- We are seeking a knowledgeable and passionate ELL Lead Teacher in a comprehensive, full-service, new school to help meet the needs of traditionally underserved children in Boston, MA. The ELL Lead Teacher will report to the Director of Student Services and will work closely with the Principal, Special Education Teachers, general education teachers, and fellow teachers. Salary will be based on a transparent, set scale that varies with level of experience and education.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Master’s degree, preferably with some focus on early childhood or elementary education
  • Three or more years working under a MA professional licensure in ESL
  • Three or more years’ experience as an ELL teacher, preferably in an urban setting
  • Prior training in the state-adopted WIDA system
  • Excellent organizational skills, and superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent personal skills, flexibility, and willingness to be a team player
  • Facility in a second language beyond English

Duties will include

  • Working closely with the Director of Student Services, who will serve as ELL administrator, and the Principal to ensure that the school is in compliance with all ELL requirements and that each child is receiving all necessary supports and instruction and each teacher is equipped to provide such supports and instruction
  • Creating or selecting a WIDA-aligned curriculum and implementing it in the form of direct service when necessary and appropriate, as ELD instruction
  • Creating and implementing internal professional development on the WIDA system and district procedures
  • Working within classrooms, collaborating with teachers to support SEI practices and to provide supervision for practicum requirements for ELL licensure
  • Coordinating and administering assessment and screening tools for entry into ELL, such as MODEL/W-APT
  • Gathering data for any student being considered for re-designation as FLEP
  • Coordinating appropriate ordering of materials for ACCESS state assessment, including for students with disabilities, and coordinating and implementing administration of the ACCESS state assessment
  • Collaborating with teachers to set reasonable goals for students based on ACCESS scores
  • Collaborating with general education teachers and the Principal to identify students who are not making sufficient progress and to determine appropriate interventions
  • Classroom coverage consistent with master teacher responsibilities

How to apply

If you are interested in serving as our ELL Lead Teacher, send your resume and an introductory letter describing your interest and experience to Joanna Rees Steffey, Director of Student Services, at hr@bridgebostoncharterschool.org.

Bridge Boston Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. Inquiries concerning Bridge Boston’s compliance with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Director of Student Services, 2 McLellan Street, Dorchester, MA 02121, phone: 857-229-1601.

Dorchester, Massachusetts
Bridge Boston Charter School
Joanna Rees Steffey

2 McLellan St., Dorchester, MA, 02121, US