Classroom Teacher - Esperanza Cyber Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Job Title: Secondary Newcomer Teacher
Job Location: Esperanza Cyber Charter School 4261 N 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19140
Beginning: Aug 18, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English as a Second Language Program Specialist
District: Esperanza Cyber Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-420-0205
Job Description:
Esperanza Cyber Charter School (ECCS) is located in North Philadelphia. ECCS has a strong commitment to teacher/staff collaboration and support. ECCS is currently seeking mission-driven High School English Language Development Teacher applicants that align with ECCS’s mission and enthusiasm for equity for the 2021-2022 school year. 
Esperanza Cyber Charter School Mission
Esperanza Cyber Charter School (ECCS) prepares students in grades Kindergarten through 12 to meet the challenges of living creatively and productively in an increasingly technologically sophisticated and interconnected world. ECCS will provide students with an academically rigorous, yet flexible, online learning program that tailors learning experiences to each child through a combination of curriculum choices and virtual and in-person tutoring and counseling. Students will explore career directions that coincide with their interests and strengths beginning at the earliest ages, and will begin “majors” in particular career areas starting with the middle grades. ECCS is targeted toward underserved and at-risk students who have not always found success in traditional schools. ECCS places students on a pathway to post-secondary success. 

  • Ability to work from home 3-4 days a week
  • Technology provided
  • Professional Development
  • Training for the cyber environment
  • Paid time off 
  • 403b contribution matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Valid Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in the subject area
  • A minimum of two years of experience with newcomer students. 
  • A passion for education and a belief that your zip code does not dictate your destiny
  • Ability to reliably commute to building 
  • Plan, prepare and deliver English language development (ELD) instruction to English Learners (ELs).
  • Collaborate with content area teachers on a consistent basis.
  • Assess students’ needs and modify instruction accordingly.
  • Screen Home Language Surveys 
  • Complete training for and administer specialized ESL assessments (ex. WIDA).
  • Form and maintain relationships with students’ families, including parent interviews, phone calls, and conferences.
  • Create a virtual classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Maintain EL student files and monitor former ELs. 
  • Effectively incorporates technology to facilitate instruction. 
  • Work closely with school leaders to analyze student assessment data.
  • Assess the accomplishments of students and submit progress reports on a quarterly basis. 
  • Attend IEP, or other related meetings necessary for student assessment and/or compliance with federal and/or state law.
  • Able to increase English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in students.
  • Ability to develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice
  • Ability to evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance
  • Effective communication skills and ability to maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, strong virtual classroom culture
  • Strong technology skills and an ability to learn new programs
 All applicants must have current FBI fingerprints, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks, as well as the appropriate instructional certification.

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