Middle School ELL Teacher (19-20)
Opportunity Academy Middle School
Intrepid College Prep is a network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools committed to preparing scholars to excel in selective colleges, earn professional opportunities, and graduate as positive leaders. Our Intrepid Team currently educates nearly 800 students across two schools – Opportunity Academy, serving students in grades 5-8, and Independence Academy, serving students in grades 9-12.
Intrepid College Prep achieves remarkable academic growth for all scholars through our commitment to high expectations and high-quality support. Intrepid has been distinguished as a Reward School by the Tennessee Department of Education twice since our opening in 2013. This is a particularly notable achievement as we serve one of the highest English Language Learner populations among Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Our work grows scholars academically and socially – providing the skill sets needed to be game changing leaders in every facet of the future. Intrepid alumni will transform college campuses and the workforce, raising expectations for academic excellence and ethical leadership.
Teach English Language Learners at Intrepid College Prep
At Intrepid College Prep, we have the privilege of serving one of the highest ELL student populations in Metro Nashville Public Schools. In order to support, grow and push our ELL students, we have a comprehensive model, including co-teaching, data-driven interventions, and individualized accommodations. The ELL Teacher will guide English Language Learners toward toward the academic, social, and ethical knowledge and skills in order to become positive leaders and productive citizens. ELL teachers will increase his/her students' proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. ELL teachers will work closely with other teachers and provide resources/insight to better serve our ELL students across curricula.
Tennessee Certification in the appropriate content area, with track record of data-driven achievement.
ELL Teacher Duties & Responsibilities
- The ELL Teacher provides direct, co-teaching instruction to students in need of a ELL services in an inclusion setting. A member of the Support Team, this individual reports to the Dean of Prepster Support, and supports the Instructional Leaders in helping content teams reach the range of learners in their classrooms.
- Advise teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for ELL students.
- Work specifically with ELL students during assigned periods of the day.
- Manage components of the ELL program including, but not limited to: completing of necessary paperwork, training of teachers, management of parent and student communications, executing of student testing/screening, and upholding of general Department of Education compliance requests.
- Align student support services with the school’s mission and educational philosophy.
- Participate in generating and upholding Intrepid staff norms.
- Serve as an advisor to 15-30 students throughout the year.
- Serve as a productive member of the Intrepid community.
- Other duties as assigned, including bus monitoring.
Successful ELL teacher candidates possess the following characteristics:
- Intelligent, committed, gritty educators ready for challenge and the dogged pursuit of academic excellence.
- Dedication to educational success for students of color and low-income youth.
- Demonstrated evidence of the ability to reflect and articulate the lessons learned from past experience.
- Demonstrated evidence of strong content knowledge in middle school content area taught and ability to articulate the importance of literacy in a well-rounded middle school education.
- Experience with or demonstrated desire in leading Socratic Seminars and utilizing the Harkness Method.
- Demonstrated ability to formulate higher-order, open-ended questions to lead students in scholarly conversation.
- Demonstrated ability to articulate the criteria for exemplary student work.
- Demonstrated ability to help students overcome conceptual difficulties in a specific content area.
- Demonstrated evidence of excellent classroom management skills and ability to cultivate a rigorous classroom climate.
- Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required.
- Highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, regular assessment and data analysis.
- Effective communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Holds a B.A./B.S. degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
- Degree in subject area intended to teach (preferred).
- Speaks Spanish or has experience working with bilingual students (preferred).
- Belief in and alignment with Intrepid College Prep’s core beliefs and educational philosophy are non-negotiable.
This position will begin immediately.
We offer a generous compensation package, including health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies. Compensation is highly competitive; teachers are eligible to participate in the MNPS Retirement System.
Commitment to Diversity
Intrepid College Prep is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.