Classroom Teacher - Esperanza Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Job Title: 24-25 SY Esperanza Academy ELD Teacher (9-12)
Job Location: Esperanza Academy Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
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
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Job Description:
START DATE: Fall 2024
SCHOOL: Esperanza Academy High School
LOCATION: 301 W. Hunting Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19140
ABOUT ESPERANZA ACADEMY
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-2 and 5-12. 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.
THE OPPORTUNITY
Esperanza Academy Charter School is currently accepting applications for English Language Development Teachers for the 2024-2025 school year.
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.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
? 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 degree conferred are required prior to the starting date of employment.)
? Certification: Applicants interested in this opportunity should have an active
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist (4499) certification
AND have a Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II certificate.
? Clearances: All applicants must have current FBI, PA Criminal, and Child
Abuse background checks.
? Spanish fluency is preferred but not required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
  • 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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Esperanza Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Esperanza Academy are based on doing what is best for kids, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

** 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.

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