English Language Development (ELD) Teacher - High School - San Jose (23-24) ($2,500 Signing Bonus)

2023-24 Teaching Positions San Jose, California


Position Summary

Our schools are looking for talented and committed candidates to play a key role in the development of instructional practice that results in strong student learning outcomes. The ideal candidate would be able to provide Designated ELD instruction and collaborate with other grade level teachers on Integrated ELD.

Instruction (70%)

  • Plan and teach language classes of 5-20 students (K-8) using the recommended Systematic ELD curriculum.
  • Administer progress monitoring curricular assessments and implement data informed instruction.
  • Collaborate with schools’ ELD coordinators on student proficiency groupings, schedules, and performance.
  • Collaborate with other grade-level teachers to review student data and plan appropriate language supports.
  • Identify students who are not progressing and provide additional tier 2 language and literacy support.
  • Attend quarterly PLCs with other ELD teachers and the regional Academics Team.
  • Communicate with parents about ML student progress.

Compliance (30%)

  • Complete quarterly progress reports for current ML students.
  • Coordinate and administer Initial and Summative ELPAC assessment.
  • Draft and share assessment headlines with teachers after each testing round.
  • Participate & lead in annual reclassification review process.
  • Participate in IEP meetings for dual identified students (complete ML teacher input form pre meeting, recommend and record SBAC testing accommodations, share progress toward language goals and give insight into how language may impact or be impacted by the student’s disability).

Preferred Qualifications


  • Minimum of three years of effective teaching experience 
  • Experience as an educator teaching Black and Brown students


  • Current CA Teaching Credential plus CLAD or BCLAD

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Knowledge of CA ELD standards and phonics instruction (recommended).
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and collaborating
  • Ability, willingness, and flexibility to meet the teacher’s needs for support
  • Model KIPP values
  • Be committed to being an anti-racist educator and have an understanding of cultural, cognitive, linguistic and gender diversity
  • Believe all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
  • Skilled in building relationships with teachers and other stakeholders and communicating with various stakeholders
  • Contribute to a relentless and dedicated team of outstanding professionals
  • Have proficient knowledge of Google Suite applications (Google Classroom, Hangout, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Have the ability to learn and utilize instructional technology to support in-class and distance learning (i.e. Zoom, Nearpod) 

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands


Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces and commute to different schools to deliver small group instruction. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.


Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.


Office and/or classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic), work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.


Full-time, exempt position based on school calendar and time-off policy.

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 18 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.


We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

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How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

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