OverviewHamilton 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.The Howard School The Howard School
is a 9-12 school located in Chattanooga, TN. We have a past full of rich tradition; a present that embraces dynamic and exciting change; and a future gleaming with limitless possibilities. Our approach to education is one that involves an entire team working together to develop the whole child. Through rigor, engagement, commitment, and compassion, our faculty and staff strive to ensure that every child receives the academic and emotional support that is needed to achieve the utmost success.
As the oldest public school in Chattanooga, we have a vibrant community that supports our vision and strives to continue the Hustling Tiger tradition of excellence. We are privileged to have community partners who believe in our students and have committed to our Future Ready Institutes, such as the Erlanger Institute for Healthcare and Innovation
and the See Rock City Institute for Hospitality and Tourism
. Additionally, our principal, Dr. Le Andrea Ware, is Tennessee's Principal of the Year!
The Howard School is a highly distinguished school in many ways. We are the only 2019-2020 Model Demonstration High School in the State for RTIB2. People from around the world have also taken notice of our school. After his visit in May of 2019, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates spotlighted our school in a video that highlights our immense community pride and our nonstop, collaborative efforts to make a difference! To view the video, click here.
We are looking for team-oriented teachers who understand that while the job will be challenging, the challenge will be rewarding. Enthusiasm, drive, and a willingness to explore creative approaches to pedagogy are all important attributes in a teacher who understands the importance of standards-based instruction. ResponsibilitiesThe 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.
- Teaching & Learning:
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.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.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. Qualifications
- 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.
- 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.
Salary is based on a combination of relevant education and experience.Salary ScaleThis position may be eligible for an increase in total compensation. The Differentiated Compensation Plan applies to designated schools and hard-to-staff positions. Please see https://www.hcde.org/staff/human_resources/differentiated_compensation for more details.