E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
ELL Teacher - High School
E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
was founded in 2004 and has a program based on nationally-recognized best
practices for advancing student achievement. E.L. Haynes serves 800 Pre-K
to 9th graders in 2011-12 and will grow, adding a grade each year, until it
serves students in grades Pre-K through 12.
Every E.L. Haynes student of every race, socioeconomic status, and home
language will reach high levels of academic achievement and be prepared to
succeed at the college of his or her choice. Every E.L. Haynes student
will be adept at mathematical reasoning, will use scientific methods
effectively to frame and solve problems, and will develop the lifelong skills needed
to be successful individuals, active community members, and responsible
English Language Learning (ELL) Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all
English Language Learning students at E. L. Haynes Public Charter School have
access to the general education program while developing their cognitive
academic language proficiency. The ELL Teacher works closely with
faculty to build teachers’ expertise in instructing students who are English
Language Learners; works directly with students to support their learning
needs; and communicates frequently with families providing them with
information about language and literacy development and their students’
progress. The ELL Teacher reports to the School
Responsibilities include, but are
not limited to:
- Assist students,
families, and staff in understanding language acquisition and literacy
development so that all can support students’ achievement of their
language and literacy goals.
a current understanding of research and instructional best practices in the
field of English Language instruction.
a teacher resource center with useful articles, books, and other
professional literature to relevant E. L. Haynes staff.
information about ELL professional development opportunities to staff.
students who qualify for English Language supplemental services and
determine the level and nature of services for each student:
new student registration forms and past school records to identify students who
may benefit from ELL support.
diagnostic assessments within the first two weeks of school (or within the
first week of a student’s entry for mid-year registrants) to determine
students’ levels of English proficiency.
and disseminate language proficiency assessment data to relevant school
language proficiency and literacy assessment data, school records, classroom
observation, teacher input and parent input to determine the level and nature
of services needed for each student.
- Design and
implement engaging instruction either in the general education classroom
or in pull-out sessions that leads to English language fluency in both
conversational and academic situations by:
organizing and analyzing on-going assessments of student performance using
multiple assessment tools.
and implementing daily lessons that engage all learners, fit in with a
long-term learning plan, follow the E. L. Haynes lesson plan format, and are
aligned with E. L. Haynes academic standards.
academic, social, or behavioral interventions and accommodations for individual
coherence in students’ educational programs by coordinating instruction,
discussing student work, and sharing best practices with E. L. Haynes’
literacy, ELL, and Inclusion specialists.
- As needed,
participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings, IEP meetings, weekly
Academic and Social Student Support meetings, and other student-centered
- Collaborate with
general education teachers and teaching fellows:
o Hold a
yearly planning meeting with partner teaching teams to discuss:
§ goals for
relationship, expectations, and roles
and classroom routines,
with families, and
· class assessment data
· classroom design that is
conducive to English language acquisition
· initial thoughts about the best
instructional approaches for particular students
teachers with descriptions of what to expect from students at different levels
of English proficiency and strategies to improve classroom performance.
regular consultation and planning sessions with partner teaching teams in which
the team discusses instructional strategies that promote success for all
students, but particularly for English language learners.
in-class assistance, demonstrations, feedback, or model lessons for teachers
implementing strategies for ELL students.
regular check-in meetings to discuss student achievement data.
§ When relevant,
participate in Academic and Social Student Support meetings.
- Serve as a
resource to families:
information with families about E. L. Haynes’ English Language Learning
program’s goals, principles, and practices.
o Prepare progress
reports for each ELL student 4 times per year using reporting procedures agreed
upon by the teaching staff and Principal.
family conferences and share progress reports with family and teachers.
in planning and implementation of school-wide family workshops.
- Be an active
member of the E. L. Haynes Professional Learning Community:
o Work with
Director of Student Support Services to identify staff development needs in
best practices in English language acquisition and plan workshops to meet those
E. L. Haynes educational program social curriculum
needed, participate in the Instructional Leadership Team.
in E. L. Haynes Professional Development workshops, including the Summer
Professional Development Institute
o Seek out
additional opportunities for professional development that will lead to
achieving personal professional development goals.
- Work with the
Director of Student Support Services to prepare for compliance monitoring.
up-to-date in English Language Learning/Bilingual Education law and
regulations, including federal and local law and policies.
files for English Language Learning students that include assessment data,
evidence of service provision, student work samples, and parent contact logs.
- Attend and
participate in school events.
Spanish speakers and persons of
color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary & Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and
benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications.
E.L. Haynes is an equal-opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit,
hire, and promote for all jobs on the basis of merit, qualifications, skills
and competence. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or
any other protected status. E.L. Haynes will fully comply with all
employment-related and other laws. All employment decisions will be made solely
on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement
of the position being filled.
Please visit the Join Our Team
page, Open Positions on the E.L. Haynes website; www.elhaynes.org/positions.html to
submit an application. You may upload your resume and other relevant