Middle School ESL Teacher

  • Salem Academy Charter School
  • Salem, MA, USA
  • Apr 01, 2019
Full time Equity Education

Job Description

Middle School ELD Teacher

Salem Academy Charter School (SACS) is a nationally ranked urban charter school north of Boston offering a rigorous college preparatory program to 480 students in grades 6-12.  For 15 years, SACS has been committed to serving the diverse population of Salem. Through a unique integration of rigorous college preparatory classes with service to the community, Salem Academy graduates informed, articulate and proactive individuals of strong character.

Salem Academy seeks teachers who believes that all young people, regardless of background, are entitled to an excellent, college-preparatory education.  SACS is an integrated middle and high school, which are referred to as Lower School and Upper School respectively. Ideal candidates will have experience developing a classroom culture that is positive, respectful, and inclusive of all students.  Candidates should be passionate about SACS’s mission and vision and have a proven track record of achieving academic success with a diverse student body.

Salem Academy seeks an excellent 6th-8th grade English Language Development teacher who is committed to raising student achievement through an integration of rigorous college preparatory classes with service to the community.


  • Belief in the mission and vision of the school
  • Relentless commitment to raising the academic achievement of all students
  • Commitment to standards-based teaching and learning
  • Ability to provide a structured, orderly, safe, and respectful environment for students
  • Experience working with a diverse student body
  • Excitement about integrating academics with service work
  • Interest in working collaboratively to improve instruction for all students
  • Eagerness to be part of creating an innovative and rigorous middle and high school program
  • Possession of Massachusetts Teacher Certification or successful completion of the MTEL


  • Aligning curricular standards with state guidelines
  • Building and maintaining strong school culture centered on achievement
  • Implementing common academic and behavioral procedures to ensure a structured, respectful, and achievement-oriented school
  • Inputting academic and behavioral data on the school data management system
  • Monitoring and analyzing student progress through standards-based assessments
  • Teaching 3-4 English Language Development classes
  • Providing in class support for student language needs
  • Meeting and planning for accommodations on assignments and assessments for ELL students in general education classes
  • Advising students through daily Connections class
  • Planning and leading service learning projects
  • Hosting Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences three times per year and communicating regularly with families
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the success of the school mission
  • Participating in weekly professional development sessions (e.g., Curriculum Teams, workshops)
  • Participating in weekly Form Meetings (e.g., grade level teams)
  • Administering and reviewing ACCESS test

Initial applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of at least three references. A personal statement or statement of educational philosophy is optional.  Finalists will be asked to provide additional documentation. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2019.  Applications can be submitted via www.schoolspring.com or e-mailed directly to Stephanie Callahan, Head of School, scallahan@salemacademycs.org.

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