The ESL teacher is the member of the educational team who has the primary responsibility to develop the
English proficiency of students who are second language learners and to respond to their emotional, social
and academic needs. The ESL teacher acts as a resource for multicultural information for their schools.
The ESL teacher collaborates with any and all school personnel on behalf of the ESL student.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be
A. Instructional Management
1. Follows the scope and sequence of the instructional program.
2. Skillfully presents subject matter.
3. Establishes and maintains a positive learning environment.
4. Appropriately plans and develops assessment activities.
B. Professional and Personal Attitudes and Characteristics
5. Complies with administrative policies within the department, school, and district.
6. Shows evidence of professional growth.
7. Communicates effectively.
8. Is receptive to new approaches and various points of view.
9. Maintains professional behavior.
10. Shows respect, concern, and warmth to children and adults.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration. Ability
to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers
or members of the school community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that
conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to
administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid certificate/license as issued by the Ohio Department of Education
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program. Ability to
plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to
whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students,
peers, parents and community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral
communication. Ability to use computers for classroom instruction and record keeping. Ability
to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and
talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, use hands to
finger, handle or feel. The employee occasionally is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to
The 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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act
(A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are
performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.