Teacher of English as a New Language (ENL) Grades K-8

Position Overview:
Under the supervision of the principal, the English as a New Language teacher (ENL) provides legally mandated services to identified English Language Learners, as well as students who are identified as needing at-risk interventions. The ENL teacher pulls out small groups of students and works collaboratively in a teacher team model with the general education teachers implementing the FLACS K-8 curricula, aligned with the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards. The ENL teacher works with the school administrators to implement school procedures and policies and communicates with students’ parents, guardians and/or caregivers.

Key Responsibilities:
Demonstrates knowledge of grade level content curricula to engage students in all content areas and differentiate curriculum and instruction to support all ELLs.
Develops innovative instructional methodologies to teach students all content areas using FLACS network developed curriculum maps.
Co-plans, prepares and facilitates daily standards based lessons that utilize a variety of ENL instructional strategies which differentiate teaching based on the diverse and individual needs of all students.
Co-teaches with general education teachers and supports student learning through modelling, lesson planning, team teaching, data analysis and ongoing feedback through dialogue and reflections.
Manages both regulatory and instructional requirements as an ENL teacher.
Administers Home Language Questionnaires and administers NYSITELL to determine student eligibility for ENL services.
Administers NYSESLAT test annually.
Establishes a culture of learning to engage students in rigorous standards based curricula to ensure students master the state standards and are prepared to enter middle and high school.
Focuses on integration of literacy skills across math, science and social studies content areas, which includes explicit vocabulary development, reading, writing, speaking and listening standards.
Integrates technology into the curricula and classroom.
Designs and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices to create a classroom culture of data driven decision making to close the achievement gap for all students including general education, students with disabilities and ELLs.
Creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport to ensure a safe, caring and orderly school environment which nurtures the unique needs of each student.
Participate in collaborative curriculum and professional development, professional learning communities, grade-level activities and school wide functions.
Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and challenge areas and communicates effectively with parents.

Professional Responsibilities:
Upholds the FLACS’ mission, core beliefs, and educational philosophy.
Reflects on their practice and is a lifelong learner who strives to improve instructional effectiveness and guide professional growth.
Engages and collaborates with colleagues and the community to develop and sustain a common culture that supports high expectations for student learning.
Establishes ongoing communication with families, guardians and caregivers to enhance student development and success.
Demonstrates self-motivation and willingness to be a team player

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred
Prior satisfactory teaching experience preferred
New York State Teaching Certification in English to Speakers of other Languages (all grades)
Clearance for fingerprint and criminal background check

It is the policy of FLACS to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or prior record of arrest or convictions (except as provided by law), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation, as required by civil rights law.


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