Classroom Teacher - Esperanza Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Job Title: 24-25 SY Esperanza Academy English Language Development Teacher
Job Location: Esperanza Academy Charter School
Beginning: Aug 14, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Program Specialist - English as a Second Language PK-12
District: Esperanza Charter Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-457-3667
Job Description:
Start Date: Fall 2024
School: Esperanza Academy Charter School
Location: Multi-site Campus in North Philadelphia
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. During the 2024-2025 school year, Esperanza Academy will serve grades K-3 and 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 improving outcomes for historically underserved students 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 8 out of the last 10 years, the Academy has achieved a silver or bronze medal rating in the US News and World Report ranking of Best High Schools in the country.

By the fall of 2025, we will have fully expanded to a K-12 school serving over 2,400 students. This expansion will result in Esperanza Academy being the second-largest single charter school in the city of Philadelphia.
At Esperanza Academy Charter School, we aim to empower students through transformative learning experiences that pave the way for both academic success and life beyond the classroom. We believe that our teachers are key players in achieving that goal. For that reason, we seek out mission-minded, student-centered teachers who believe in the limitless potential of students in urban environments to achieve greatness.

Esperanza Academy Charter School is currently accepting applications for potential English Language Development Teachers in our middle school and high school buildings for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Our dedicated ELD teachers play a pivotal role in creating transformative opportunities for our students, facilitating their journey to excel in academic language acquisition. This focus extends to enhancing proficiency in the four essential domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking academic English.

Our ELD teachers are not only passionate educators but also collaborative team players. They work hand in hand with our general education teachers, offering in-class support to enhance the learning experience. Additionally, ELD teachers provide specialized small-group instruction, tailored to meet each student's unique language development goals. The ideal candidate for this role possesses experience in WIDA screening and test administration.
Esperanza Academy offers a safe, structured, and supportive teaching environment where educators:
  • Embrace our mission both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Recognize the importance of cultivating strong relationships for student success.
  • Prioritize student-centered, data-driven instruction while maintaining high standards
  • 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 is required. (Official transcripts showing the degree conferred are required before the starting date of employment.)
  • Certification: Applicants interested in this opportunity should have the following PA teacher certification before their start date: Program Specialist- English as a Second Language PK-12/ 4499 AND have a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II certificate.
  • Clearances: All applicants must have current FBI, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks. For more information regarding required clearances click here.
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan starting your first day of employment
  • Access to other supplemental voluntary benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement is available after 6 months of employment
  • Paid time off
  • Be connected to a larger ecosystem that is committed to creating an opportunity community for the residents of this neighborhood.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.