Middle School ESL Teacher (Boston)

Boston, US
Sep 14, 2018
Grade Level
Middle School

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher will help provide and guide instruction for ESL students across Boston's three middle schools. The ESL teacher will work closely with the Boston Director of Special Education & ESL, as well as with teachers and leaders across the network.


  • The ESL Teacher will demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school

  • The ESL Teacher will show unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness

  • The ESL Teacher will create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school's core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct

  • The ESL Teacher will implement curricula and activities to meet academic and language acquisition standards

  • The ESL Teacher will design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic and language acquisition standards

  • The ESL Teacher will use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices

  • The ESL Teacher will participate in the collaborative curriculum development process

  • The ESL Teacher will provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school's core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct

  • The ESL Teacher will be accountable for students' mastery of academic and language acquisition standards

  • The ESL Teacher will share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities

  • The ESL Teacher will exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities

  • The ESL Teacher will focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs

  • The ESL Teacher will communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues

  • The ESL Teacher will engage families in their children's education

  • The ESL Teacher will commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings

  • The ESL Teacher will participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training


  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom

  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom

  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects

  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player

  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred. MA ESL certification is required

  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred

  • Belief in and alignment with Uncommon Schools' core beliefs and educational philosophy

  • By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New York and Massachusetts, candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher by the time employment begins. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016).


We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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