ESL Teachers, Grades PreK-12 (2019-2020)
Position: ESL Teacher (Language Acquisition Teacher) - All Grades (2019-2020 Opportunity)
Location: Boston, MA
Start date: August, 2019
ABOUT THE MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.
Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 30% of our student body are English Language Learners (Multilingual Learners).
All that said, we know that the largest driver of our success is the people who work in our schools every day. Teachers have an immediate impact on our ability of reaching our mission and changing the lives of our students. If you are passionate about your teaching and interested in working in a positive environment alongside incredible peers, please apply for the opportunity below.
OVERVIEW OF ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
At Match, we call our ESL teachers Language Acquisition (LA) Teachers. Our LA teachers do the important work necessary to teach language and support the multilingual students at our school. For 2019-20, we’re looking for qualified applicants for elementary school (Hyde Park), our middle school (Jamaica Plain), and our high school (Brighton).
Language Acquisition Teachers provide instruction to students who require an English language development course of study. The LA Teacher reports to LA Director or LA Specialist at the school and is responsible for:
● Providing co-teaching, instructional and inclusion support in general education classes containing multilingual learners;
● Providing targeted language interventions to multilingual students in a small group setting;
● Using ELD levels and other formative assessments to drive instruction and achieve language acquisition goals;
● Helping to manage the school’s language acquisition programming including, but not limited to: completion of necessary paperwork and filing, teacher professional development, management of parent and student communication, administration of student testing/screening, and upholding applicable Department of Elementary and Secondary Education compliance requirements;
● Communicating regularly with families about student progress through phone calls, text messages, emails, and in-person meetings; and
● Working together with other team members to teach back to the school staff about language development and best practices for building language in the classroom every day.
Competitive applicants will:
● have at least two years of full-time experience as classroom or special education teacher, preferably in an urban education setting;
● hold a valid and appropriate ESL license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or obtain the licensure by date of hire;
● believe that all students can and will succeed;
● desire to continually improve their practice as a teacher by taking and implementing feedback; have a proven record of student success and achievement; and
● appreciate a good sense of humor.
ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education®.
Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform. (For a video snapshot, please click here.)
The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.
The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment..