Job Posting Description, 1st Grade EL Teacher
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
Job Locations
Wilson Primary Center
Application Open: 06/20/2018, Filing Deadline: (none)
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109 1st Grade EL Teacher

POSITION TITLE:   Primary Center English Learner (EL) Teacher (1st Grade)

SALARY:   Teacher Contract


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Building Principal, Director of Bilingual Services

Provide 2nd Grade language acquisition and core academic instruction in accordance with the Indiana Academic Standards in all core subject areas for a class of English Learners. Possess strong reading content knowledge to recognize reader's strengths and the ability to analyze student's reading behaviors.
Design intensive, small-group intervention for reading and math, informed by data. Implement high-gains scientifically based instructional strategies. Understands and uses and variety of instructional practices/strategies/routines to encourage the development of critical thinking skills, problem-solving, and performance skills


  • Must hold a current Indiana License/Certification in primary grades
  • Must be ESL/EL/ENL certified
  • Should have the ability to understand and accept the philosophy of the Bilingual Services Department in reference to the education of English Learners and migrant students
  • Knowledge of research-based instructional strategies, specific to bilingual (SIOP) methodology, and materials for EL students
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition theory and practice
  • Thorough and complete knowledge of ELD Standards (the WIDA ACCESS) and content of grade level areas
  • Willingness to attend ongoing training
  • Must not have had a recommendation for Probation Assistance on most recent evaluation


  • Use balanced literacy concepts such as shared reading, and guided reading
  • Provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of EL students and struggling readers
  • Use formative assessments to guide reading instruction
  • Interaction with families and students from a diverse range of economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Develop and maintain contact with parents, and involve parents and guardians as partners in their students’ education
  • Analyze student’s formative and summative data and differentiate classroom instruction based on assessment data and student needs
  • Differentiate instruction and develop Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for EL students with various English proficiency levels
  • Administer all State standardized assessment
  • Willingness to actively participate in professional development activities and work closely with Title I/II/III person, Administration, and district level curriculum department
  • Use of technology within instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school
  • Work collaboratively with the Bilingual Education Specialist and other members of the Bilingual Services Department
  • Work with teachers individually or in collaborative teams to provide practical support on reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies for EL students
  • Provide professional development on second language acquisition theory to staff members
  • Provide leadership for integration of EL strategies and practices across the school community

• Bilingual/Spanish preferred


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