English Language Learner Teacher
The Fessenden School, Newton, MA
The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.
The Fessenden School’s Upper School seeks an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher for students who typically have intermediate proficiency in English for Grades 6-9. The ELL teacher is responsible for teaching 2-4 classes of 8-10 boys in English, history and language, being a member of one of the Upper School grade teams, and teaching small group ELL tutorials as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Teach and stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
- Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency in lessons
- Collaborate and facilitate character education and service learning programs with Upper School Head
- Assist Admissions with administering and scoring assessments, determining the skill level of candidates, and placing new students in their core classes
- Exemplify the School’s mission and core values of honesty, compassion, and respect
- Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities and meetings
- Coach a sport and/ or supervise sports study hall as assigned
- Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department
- Perform duties such as supervising drop off and dismissal, recess, lunch; being an advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, overnight grade trips and events.
- Updating grades in our electronic gradebook (MyFessy)
- Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
- Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance
- Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject
- Experience working with English Language Learners
- Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
- Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
- Classroom management skills to set a respectful learning environment with students coming from various cultural backgrounds
- Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization, and problem solving
- Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity, and equity
- A commitment to boys’ education
- Successful criminal background check
- Master’s degree in education or related subject
- TESOL or other ELL related certification
- Two years of experience in instructing English Language Learners
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:
- Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear
- Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
- Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
- Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site. A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required.
The Fessenden School encourages applications from candidates with diverse or minority backgrounds.
The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.