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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 1st 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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