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Teacher of ESL

Harrison School District
Harrison, New Jersey
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Harrison, New Jersey




TITLE:                       TEACHER (ESL)








1.  New Jersey Educator Certification in any K-12 area.


2.  Must hold or be eligible for ESL Certification #1475.


3. Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching methods & developmentally


     appropriate classroom activities


4.  Ability to maintain a positive learning environment


5.  Strong communication/interpersonal skills


6.  Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal


     resident alien status.


7.  Proof of N.J. residency, as required by statute.






REPORTS TO:         Principal








1.  Work to achieve state core curriculum content standards and district goals and


      objectives by  promoting active learning in the classroom using board-adopted


      curriculum and other appropriate learning activities.




2.  Set specific objectives in lesson preparation and weekly lesson plans and carry through


     presentation to effectively achieve these objectives. 




3.  Participate in the assessment of the English proficiency of pupils whose native language


     is other than English.




5.  Assess pupil academic progress, English proficiency and personal growth toward stated


     objectives of instruction.  Assess annually to determine pupils ready to exit the






6.  Maintain records of pupils’ educational progress in class record books and/or board


     approved forms and summarize these marks for reporting purposes.




7.  Identify academic and support services needs of limited English proficient pupils and


     cooperate with other professional staff member in assessing and resolving learning






8.  Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a classroom


     climate conducive to learning. 




9.  Assist the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life


     and conduct.




10. Develop reasonable rules of behavior and procedure for the teacher’s specific area of










11. Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the


      maturity and interests of students.




12. Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and establish


      clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like.




13. Counsel with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis.




14. Acknowledge and respect individual differences of each child and provide the child


      with educational experiences accordingly.




15.  Diagnose the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance


       of administrators and district specialists as required.




16. Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports,


      as required.




17. Foster sound relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers, non-teaching


      personnel, and administration through established channels of communication.




18. Implement Professional Improvement Plans as written into the observation and/or


      evaluation reports.




19. Participate in those activities that promote professional growth.




20. Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.




21. Perform other duties within the scope of the certification, as may be assigned by the






TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       Ten Months; tenurable; 




Salary and benefits as established by the Teachers’ Agreement;




Evaluated annually by the Principal, consistent with Achieve


N.J. Standards.






APPROVED:   May 16, 2024



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