High School English Language Learners Teacher (2018-19)

Nashville, Tennessee
Instructional – English Language Learners
Full Time
LEAD Public Schools grows both students and staff. We are expanding high-quality education throughout the Nashville area and we need thoughtful, growth minded, team drive staff members to do that work. LEAD Public Schools employees are a rare bunch: driven to go the extra mile in driving student success, collaborative to the core, always striving to become a better educator, and finding ways to infuse fun and joy into the work environment. We are always on the lookout for how to make LEAD Public Schools a better place for our scholars and our families. #whyILEAD 

LEAD Public Schools is a network of six public charter schools in Nashville, Tennessee. From 5th through 12th grades, our schools serve predominantly minority and low-income populations who are likely to be first-generation college attendees. We are the largest charter school provider in one of the nation's most vibrant cities. 
Founded in 2007 as LEAD Academy in North Nashville, LEAD Public Schools has grown from a fifth- and sixth-grade school of 92 students to become Nashville's largest charter management organization with six schools serving the needs of more than 2,600 students as of the 2018-2019 school year. The first five graduating classes of LEAD Academy High School -- the first in the school's history -- all earned 100 percent acceptance to college. Our academic success is rooted in the foundation of social-emotional learning programs and practices, including a commitment to Crew and our five Ethos: our students and staff members LEAD because they are COMMITTED, COURAGEOUS, DISCIPLINED, SELF-RELIANT and, above else, they always SERVE OTHERS.

There are many public charter schools and many models. LEAD Public Schools prides itself on being different. We balance rigor and love - taking head on the challenges that make a person academically successful and building the relationships that make them emotionally independent.


JOB TITLE:  English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher
REPORTS TO: School Director, ELL Coordinator
 
Be a LEADer. Teach English Language Learners at LEAD Public Schools
 
English Language Learners (ELL) teachers are champions for the cause of equality within the school and make sure that their students are receiving the support they need to be successful within the school culture.  Our ideal ELL teacher is passionate about supporting our students learning English, loves working with students who need the most support, is flexible, is coachable, and wants to grow as a teacher. 
 
The LEAD Environment
Our ELL teachers work relentlessly with their teammates to ensure that all of our English Language Learners are receiving the best support possible to aid in their transition to our school environment, but also meet the established Tennessee standards by the end of the year.  This incredible work is done through coaching and support from administration, implementing regular feedback, collaboration with colleagues, data analysis, and working to make sure that students who come in below grade level rise above the challenges they face.    
 
What you can expect from LEAD
·       LEAD develops teachers by focusing on excellence in teaching. To do so, we coach teachers and center professional development through “Teach Like a Champion”
·       LEAD will help develop your abilities as an educator through our differentiated professional development, coaching and support, and opportunities for growth and leadership
·       LEAD schools have a mission aligned staff that have high beliefs in the success of all of our students regardless of their background and they hold our students to high expectations in their work, behavior, and development as the future of our community
·       LEAD provides support through our Dean of Instruction (academics), Dean of Culture (student support), and Data and Assessment Coordinator (data interpretation) to allow you to grow and develop while you are supporting our students in their education 
 
Responsibilities
·       Deliver high quality instruction to all levels of English Language Learners
·       Collaborate with ELA/English Teachers throughout the building to ensure ELL students can access grade level content
·       Problem solve with the ELL Coordinator and English teachers
·       Ensure that your staff know your ELL students (ELL learning planning distribution, Can Do descriptors, classroom services and accommodations, etc.)
·       Support compliance in ELL files within cumulative folders
·       Know and implement appropriate accommodations for ELL students during NIA and TNReady assessments
·       Track Transitional students (T1-T4) who have already exited, to monitor continued growth or reassess services needed if growth is not made (minimum of once per quarter)
·       Uphold the LEAD Ethos in service of fostering a school culture of respect, responsibility, and engagement in learning

Requirements:
·       A results-oriented history of personal achievement
·       A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
·       Passionate about supporting students learning English
·       A passion to work relentlessly within a team to help close the achievement and opportunity gap
·       A data-driven mindset
·       The discipline to self-reflect and the hunger to continuously improve and a willingness to grow and develop as a teacher through observations, feedback, and coaching conversations
·       Current certification or ability to be certified for the 2018-19 school year in Tennessee (required); ESL Pre-K through 12 endorsement not required, but must be willing to become certified 
LEAD Public Schools offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

LEAD Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.