ESL Teacher

East Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Feb 19, 2021
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Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is building the best school district in Tennessee. We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding teachers with the ability to inspire, engage, and who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

East Ridge Middle

East Ridge Middle School is a 6-8 school located in Chattanooga, TN. We are a diverse school built on the pillars of engaging, relating, motivating, and serving each and every child in the school building. From academics to athletics, the students at ERMS will be engaged year-round.

The teachers at ERMS go above and beyond to reach their students, from allowing students to come for tutoring in the morning to staying late in the evening to coach a sport. Our teachers bend backwards to make the student's middle school experience the best possible. We are a diverse community and racially we are 30 percent African American, 30 percent Hispanic, 30 percent white, and 10 percent other.

East Ridge Middle School is looking for teachers that have a growth mindset. East Ridge is looking for teachers that have high expectations for ALL children. It is im


The ESL Teacher teaches the English language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to the extent that the language learner will achieve success in all content areas at grade level.
  1. Teaching & Learning:
    • Plan, organize, and provide instruction in English using the TN Academic and WIDA English Language Development Standards. Instruction must be consistent and coordinated with the district's instructional program so that students meet and exceed learning targets and the requirements outlined in the state and federal law.
    • Develop and deliver lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student's ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets, and allow English learners to meaningfully access the district's instructional program.
    • Screen all potential ELs using the WIDA Screener. Submit the results to parents and cumulative record.
    • Administer academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating students' progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition. Maintains complete and accurate records of students' progress and evidence of growth and progress.
    • Develops and maintains individualized instructional plans for each student (LLIP).
    • Collaborates with general education teachers of language learners with scheduling , instruction, modifications, and assessment.
  2. Classroom Culture: Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies.
  3. Family & Community: Facilitate frequent and effective home-school communication by coordinating conferences, written communication, parent trainings and other meetings/events, and administrative support for childcare, interpreting, translations, etc.
  4. Professional Responsibilities: Actively participates in professional learning communities (PLCs) with colleagues in order to improve teaching and student learning. Reflect on instruction and leadership while contributing ideas, expertise, and time to the mission and goals of the school.


  • Must demonstrates fluency in all four language domains: reading writing, listening, and speaking
  • Committed to high academic achievement and high expectations for all students
  • Able to be a positive team-player and communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, students, and families
  • Open to being coached and receiving feedback in order to advance learning and growth for students
  • Professional with high personal standards and integrity
  • Teaching candidates must hold a valid state of Tennessee teaching certification in ESOL (K-12) or be upcoming graduates in an accredited teacher preparation program. If you hold a teaching license in another state, you must apply for a Tennessee teaching license.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree.

Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree
Years Experience Requirement

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