Middle School English Language (ESOL) Teacher - 2021/2022 School Year
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: English as a Second Language (EFL/ELL/ESL/ESOL), English, Journalism, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts, Generalist/Integrated Curriculum, American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Linguistics, Navajo, Ojibwa, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment, Alternative Education, Art, Assessment, Communications, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Distance Education, Elementary, English, Federal Programs, Foreign Language, Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Technology, Vocational Education.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
Performs complex professional work, providing teaching and/or training services to students in general instruction or in a specialized subject or assigned group of subjects; provides coaching and instructional support to colleagues and paraprofessionals; motivates students to develop skills in assigned subject matters; performs related work as required. Works with general supervision. Limited supervision may be exercised over assigned paraprofessionals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information; Meets and instructs the students(s) in assigned locations and at the designated times; Designs coherent instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, current instructional practices, students, the community, and curriculum goals; Plans instruction to achieve desired objectives that reflect the Virginia Standards of Learning, the WIDA ELD Standards, and division curriculum guidelines; Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of lesson preparation upon request of the building administrator(s); Diagnoses individual, group, and program needs and plans for the appropriate use of time, materials, and resources to match the ability and needs of all students; Evaluates students' progress; provides students with specific evaluative feedback; maintains appropriate records and prepares progress reports; Uses a variety of assessment strategies and instruments to make both short-term and long-range instructional decisions to improve student learning; Administers standardized tests in accordance with established procedures; Identifies and communicates specific student performance expectations; documents student learning gains using appropriate assessment instruments; Demonstrates an understanding of curriculum, subject, and current instructional practices; Creates learning experiences that make the subject matter meaningful for all students; Understands that students differ in their learning styles and differentiates instruction to meet diverse student needs; Uses appropriate materials, technology, and resources in a manner that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills; Selects, evaluates, and refines a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies for the active engagement of students and improvement of student learning; Implements a classroom management policy that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff; Ensures the adequate and safe supervision of students; Manages classroom procedures to maximize academic learning time; Establishes and maintains positive rapport with students; Motivates students to achieve maximum potential; Creates a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation; Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities; Reports any pertinent information to the building administrators in case of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse; Uses effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster positive interactions in the classroom; Works collaboratively with staff, families, and community resources to support the success of a diverse student population; Provides translation services for school meetings, phone calls, and documents; Models professional, moral, and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions; Takes responsibility for and participates in a meaningful and continuous process of professional development; Maintains licensure at the state and/or national level; assumes responsibility for professional growth and keeps materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date; Works in a collegial and collaborative manner with peers, school personnel, and the community to promote and support student learning; Provides service to the profession, the division, and the community; Complies with and supports school and division regulations and policies; Maintains proper boundaries with students at all times, assuring respect for the ethical and legal duties in the staff-student relationship and the essential duty to serve as a role model; Provides a good role model of an educated professional in appearance, demeanor, dress and behavior; Communicates with students, student counselors and parents through conferences and other means; Implements all ESOL procedures in order to be in compliance with government and organizational policies; Participates in curriculum development, faculty committees, and student activity sponsorship, as requested; Assumes responsibilities outside the classroom as they relate to school; Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities; Performs related duties as assigned by the building administrator(s) in accordance with the school/division policies and practices. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of subject(s) taught; thorough knowledge of elementary, secondary, ESOL or special education principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administration, and parents. Work with English language learners; must be eligible for teaching certificate in VA with endorsement in ESOL. Preferred bilingual speaker of English and another world language, preferably Spanish.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching certificate with endorsement in ESOL.
Salary scale shown is 2020-2021 Scale