Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

Freedom Preparatory Academy seeks an Elementary School ESL teacher for our K-5th grade students. The ESL teacher will guide English Language Learners toward gaining knowledge and skills in order to become productive citizens by increasing English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Teachers will work closely with other teachers to ensure cross curricula and thematic alignment of curriculum.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Freedom Preparatory Academy welcomes teachers who are relentless in their aim to see student growth and who want to hone their skills as effective teachers in the classroom. Below are some of the tasks required of teachers:

Embody the characteristics that the school wishes the students to uphold, especially respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, and community
Attends IEP, Section 504, or other related meetings necessary for student assessment
and/or compliance with federal and/or state law.

Screens Home Language Surveys for potential student need for ESL services.
Conducts assessment of eligibility in the ESL program.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students, and provides both social and emotional support for English Language Learners.
Develops emergent curriculum that encourages children to explore, discover and construct knowledge through thinking, questioning and experimenting.
Creates a smooth and relaxed transition between activities.
Plans experiences for children that reflect constructivist and emergent principles of teaching and learning in literacy, math, and the arts.
Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and other curricular materials
Reinforce school-wide rules and expectations in the classroom and lesson planning
Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues
Maintain the school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations through continuous reflection
Use detailed data analysis of student performance to inform best practices
Supports children’s learning through play and discovery.
Complete other tasks as assigned by the Head of School or Assistant Head of School.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree required.
Master’s Degree preferred.
Certification:

Tennessee Professional Educator License required.
ESL Endorsement Required
Eligibility for Tennessee Professional Educator License required.
Considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines
Experience:

Two to four years of urban teaching and educational leadership experience is preferred
Successful manager of an urban classroom who has used structure, incentives, and high expectations to drive student success
Experienced classroom teacher with demonstrated, quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages
Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities, including those with low skill level in a heterogeneously grouped classroom setting

Skills:

Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for a transformation charter school
Unwavering in pursuit of excellence even in the face of difficult opposition and challenges
Results-driven educational leader with a commitment to standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions
Good problem-solving ability and good judgment
Familiarity with cultural diversity
Ability to work collaboratively with staff, families, and community members
Ability to be creative, resourceful, and reflective
Possess strong interpersonal skills
Professional demeanor, strong work ethic, detail-driven work style with excellent organizational skills