EMPLOYMENT

JOB POSTING

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING / TESOL TEACHER

Primary, Lower and Upper Elementary

2020-21 School Year

 

Location:    Washington, DC

Reports to:    ELL Coordinator

Start Date:   August 2020

 

About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School

 

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.

 

Position Summary:

Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS is seeking an experienced English Language Learner (i.e., ELL, ESL, and TESOL) Teacher to support students and classrooms requiring English language acquisition supports for the SY 2020-2021.

 

Under the general supervision of the ELL Coordinator, the English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher will work with both the Primary and Elementary Guides/Teachers to support student learning and achievement. The English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher creates and implements strategies to support students’ progress with appropriate learning methods, lesson plans, and instructional techniques to evaluate and improve each student’s level of English fluency.

 

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

  • Develop individualized academic programs designed to meet the specific needs of ELL students (to include LEP/NEP)
  • Implement the individualized programs by working with small groups of students to improve their language skills and academic performance
  • Administer assessments and analyze formal or informal test outcomes to further determine needs of students
  • Confer and co-plan with SSMA Montessori classroom teachers, and other specialists, as appropriate, to determine and support the English language learning and other academic needs of ELL student
  • Provide language instruction to help students develop in all the English language domains
  • Participate in meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information as required with external agencies and or parents
  • Continually communicate with children on instructional and behavioral expectations to keep them informed of their progress
  • Manage and prepare records of each student's progress and meet mandated requirements
  • Stay aware of and responsive to state and federal ELL testing and reporting guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or ELL Coordinator.

 

    Required Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Expertise and experience with instructional best practices for ELLs
  • A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with multi-aged students, staff and a multicultural community
  • Ability to develop and implement appropriate positive behavior interventions for students
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Google Docs
  • A sense of humor and a love of children

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education and/or a related discipline acquired from an accredited college or university required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Teaching license from an accredited college, university or approved program preferred
  • Passing score on the relevant Praxis Series preferred
  • ELL and/or TESOL certificate or state endorsement preferred
  • Prior experience in a Montessori and/or K- 6 classroom environment preferred
  • Prior classroom experience in a traditional public or public charter school
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally underserved and/or English Language Learner students
  • Bilingualism a plus

 

Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

Contact

Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 

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JOB POSTING 
Special Education Teacher
School Year:  2020-2021
 
Job Opportunity:  Special Education Teacher 
Location:   Washington, DC
Reports to: Special Education Coordinator

Start Date: August 2020

 

About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School

 Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School is an American Montessori Society and Middle States accredited school that serves students in preschool through sixth grade.  Our program is centered on the writings and vision of Dr. Maria Montessori, providing a directed best practices learning environment. The school’s teachers and staff live the school’s mission of providing a quality and authentic Montessori education.

 

Shining Stars Montessori Academy is looking for a dedicated special education teacher to work with our students in a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive environment.  The special education teacher reports to the Special Education Coordinator and will be required to provide instruction which meet the needs of all students which includes:

  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
  • Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
  • Meet with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to discuss student progress

 Education and Experience

 

  • A. degrees in education or related field required, M.A. in special education preferred
  • Special education certification a plus
  • Fluency or familiarity with Spanish preferred but not required
  • Experience working with students with autism, learning and behavioral differences
  • Have passion and dedication to students

Required Competencies & Qualifications:

 

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with age-appropriate students, staff and multicultural community
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, communication skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Drive
  • A sense of humor
  • A love of children
 
Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

Contact

Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

 

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.apply