Spanish Dual Language Teacher-Primary

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Urbana School District #116

TITLE:  Spanish Dual Language Teacher (2024-2025 SY)

LOCATION: Yankee Ridge Elementary

SUPERVISOR: Building Principals, Assistant Principals, and Program Directors

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Principal, Assistant Principals, and Program Directors, the Spanish Dual Language Teacher is responsible for helping multilingual learners learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women. The Spanish Dual Language Teacher understands bilingualism and biliteracy as intellectual, academic, and social foundations for a just and multicultural society. The teacher values cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity and uses it to the benefit of all students in the classroom in her/his objectives and methodology. The teacher is committed to the cultivation and support of a just and multicultural environment and collaborates well with all stakeholders (parents, teachers, instructional coaches, etc.) to ensure student achievement.  The teacher provides instruction in accordance with the multilingual program requirements to deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum for multilingual learners at and above grade-level standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students as developing multilinguals.
  • Demonstrates native-like and academic language abilities in Spanish and English across the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Understanding of or experience teaching second language acquisition/learning.
  • Knowledge of English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies.
  • Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals; establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Assist the RtI team with the process of identifying the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct; and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service activities as directed. Serves on staff committees as required.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with students and faculty, follows the ethics of the teaching profession, and promotes the welfare of students at all times.



  • Bachelor's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with certification and endorsements.
  • Coursework in Latina/o Studies, Chicana/o Studies, African American Studies, or Ethnic Students DESIRED
  • Spanish/English fluency required

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Some teachers may serve as department chairs, team leaders, and building curriculum coordinators.

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:  Valid Illinois Teaching License with the appropriate

endorsements. (Bilingual/ESL endorsements required)

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is based on a step placement which is

determined by education, experience, and the Urbana Education Association and Board of Education contract.

SALARY:  Refer to theCertified Salary Schedule

EVALUATION:The performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on the evaluation of professional personnel.

START DATE:  August 13, 2024

NOTE:This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.



Urbana School District's job postings are hosted on a separate website.
To apply to any open positions, visit this link:APPLY USD 116

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Urbana School District 116

205 North Race Street , Urbana, IL 61801

At the following locations

Yankee Ridge Elementary School

205 North Race Street , Urbana, IL 61801