Job Opening: English as a New Language Teacher (ENL)

Schenectady City School District
Schenectady, NY
Posted on
September 13, 2023

English as a New Language (ENL) Teacher Role

This position will report to School Building Principal. The ENL teacher will plan, prepare, and teach well developed culturally responsive lessons which enthuse and inspire students, and promote an exciting rigorous learning environment. The ENL teacher will assess, track, and provide relevant and timely feedback on achievement and developmental needs to students, families and colleagues. The ENL teacher will maintain a strong home, school and community connection. The ENL teacher will work within a diverse environment of dynamic learners. This position will require a high degree of creativity, cultural awareness and problem-solving capabilities.

ENL Teacher Expectations

  • Effectively and appropriately differentiate instruction to meet all students’ learning styles with an appreciation for students’ cultural and learning differences;

  • Select and sequence culturally relevant materials, resources, and approaches according to the content area and audience of diverse learners;

  • Design, administer, and evaluate a range of authentic formative and summative assessments as appropriate;

  • Induct students using culturally responsive practices to provide academic advice, counselling, educational guidance, and advisory support, including individual learning plans, as directed;

  • Develop culturally relevant materials and resources, implement, support and/or lead in the production and improvement of curriculum planning, and undertake other academic project work as directed;

  • Utilize learning spaces and tools (i.e., notice boards, displays) to share student work and lived experiences.

ENL Teacher Key Qualities

  • Embraces an assets based perspective;

  • Places students at the center of learning;

  • Values students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds;

  • Challenges and supports students;

  • Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to understand student and staff experiences;

  • Excellent listening and questioning skills;

  • Flexible and adaptable;

  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances;

  • Imparts a positive impact with students and staff.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified in New York State.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred).

  • Experience teaching/tutoring students of elementary age desired.

Position Start Date:09/01/2023

Application Deadline:06/30/2024

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