Classroom Teacher - Esperanza Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Job Title: 21-22 SY HS ELD Teacher
Job Location: Esperanza Academy Charter School (High School)
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021**
Certificate: English as a Second Language Program Specialist
District: Esperanza Charter Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-457-3667
Job Description:

SCHOOL: Esperanza Academy High School
LOCATION: 301 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19140
Esperanza means hope. Esperanza Academy Charter School (EACS) is located in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and prides itself on serving the students in the community in which it is located. Currently serving grades 4, 6-12, Esperanza Academy believes that education can be a vehicle for social and economic progress for marginalized communities.  As a result, we are relentless in our pursuit to provide our students with the best educational option in the Philadelphia area. 
Our proven track record of students who have historically been underserved sets us apart. The Academy has 11th-grade test scores above the city of Philadelphia average and value-added math and reading proficiency growth among the highest in Pennsylvania. Students graduate at a rate exceeding 90% and drop out at a rate of only 1%.   For four consecutive years,  the Academy has been awarded a silver or bronze medal rating in the US News ranking of Best High Schools in the country.
By the fall of 2023, we will have fully expanded to a K-12 school serving over 2,400 students. 
Esperanza Academy Charter School is currently accepting applications for potential HS English Language Development Teachers for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.  Our teachers are mission-minded leaders both inside and outside the classroom.  Esperanza Academy is a safe, structured, and supportive environment in which to teach. Esperanza Academy teachers are student-centered, data-driven, and set a high standard for themselves and their students.  Esperanza Academy teachers understand the importance of building strong relationships are critical to student achievement.  Esperanza Academy teachers are collaborative team players who believe that they can move ALL students forward. As a result, they are focused on student achievement and are committed to tailoring curriculum and instruction to the needs of our student body.    
  • A passion for education and a belief that your zip code does not dictate your destiny.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required. (Official transcripts showing degree conferred are required prior to the starting date of employment.)
  • Certification: English as a Second Language Program Specialist (PK-12) and a current Level I or Level II content area certification appropriate for Grades 7-12.
  • Clearances: All applicants must have current FBI, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. 
Interested applicants should complete our online application found here.  To learn more about Esperanza Academy, please visit our website at

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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