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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
Saint Louis, Missouri
The annual salary for this position is competitive and rages from $42,541 – $59,093.
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High-priority skills and qualities

  • Growth mindset
  • Finds creative and efficient ways to leverage resources; is adaptable and solutions-focused
  • Constantly grows and develops teaching practice; is a lifelong learner
  • Continuously seeks ways to improve; is reflective
  • Deep belief in:
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and anti-racism
  • Bilingual education
  • Builds relationships across dimensions of difference (cultural humility)
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills (clear vision)
  • Models a restorative mindset (students first)


  • A license to teach in Missouri or other state (Valid Missouri State Certification in ESL (K-12) or ESL Endorsement) is required at minimum) or ability to teach in the country in which the teacher received their training
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Literacy, Language, or a closely related field
  • Near native fluency in spoken and written English

Skills and qualities that are a plus but not necessarily a requirement

  • Teaching experience in K-8
  • Strong data tracking and interpretation habits
  • Solid understanding of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Knowledge of best practices when working with language learners
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Mandarin- preferred


  • Provide instruction in core content areas (literacy, math, science, etc.)
  • Create, implement, and assess academically rigorous lessons to fulfill the educational objectives of the grade/classes assigned.
  • Establish effective relationships with students to motivate them to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to excel academically and meet State standards.
  • Plan activities, projects, games and group activities that will encourage students to learn the material and interact in their non-native language.
  • Communicate students’ progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families on a regular basis.
  • Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with parents/guardians
  • Oversee various areas of classroom instruction, including language arts instruction, curriculum, and assessment
  • Collect appropriate classroom data to drive instruction
  • Develop a strong classroom community
  • Collaborate with the entire K-8 team to promote higher levels of learning for all students
  • Monitor student discipline and safety


The annual salary for this position is competitive and rages from $42,541 – $59,093. Your salary would be based on the highest postsecondary degree you have obtained and the number of years of teaching experience you have. SLLIS also offers a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability and life insurance).

Application Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Not all applicants will receive an interview for the position, but all applications will be thoroughly reviewed. SLLIS has a multi-stage hiring process which includes a phone screening interview, an interview with our Talent Committee and a final interview with our administration team. This posting is for an immediate opening.

About Us

Established in 2007, St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, Inc. (“SLLIS”) is a not-for-profit language immersion charter public school located in the City of St. Louis in Missouri. SLLIS currently operates the following programs: the Chinese Program, the French Program, the Spanish Program, and the Middle School Program. At SLLIS, students are taught in their target language whereby 50% of the core subjects (math, language arts, science, and social studies) are in the target language with the goal of academic literacy and a gifted and talented level of rigor for all students. All classrooms are bilingual environments. Visit our website for more information.

Our Mission

St. Louis Language Immersion School provides a bilingual, culturally responsive, transformational education that enriches the children of St. Louis city.

Our Purpose

To dismantle systems of oppression by creating a just, equitable and inclusive school, St. Louis community, and world.

Our Values

  • Provide an accessible and rigorous bilingual education
  • Listen to and engage all voices
  • Commit to equity, anti-racism and cultural competency
  • Reflect on and respond to data throughout our school
  • Celebrate mission moments, both big and small

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

SLLIS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. The St. Louis Language Immersion School will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. We are committed to creating a just, equitable and inclusive school, St. Louis community, and world. We actively encourage all qualified applicants to apply.



About Us   St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to develop and operate a network of charter schools in St. Louis, MO. SLLIS operates The French School, The Spanish School, and The Chinese School, total immersion elementary campuses that are the Primary Years Programme schools of the International Baccalaureate, and The International School, which is the Middle Years Programme. Visit our website and blog, for more information.


SLLIS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply.



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