Classroom Teacher - Esperanza Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Job Title: MS English Language Development Teachers (22-23 SY)
Job Location: Esperanza Academy Charter Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English as a Second Language Program Specialist
District: Esperanza Charter Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-457-3667
Job Description:
SCHOOL: Esperanza Academy Charter School (MSB)
LOCATION: 4126 N. 5th Street, 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. During the 2022-2023 school year, Esperanza Academy will serve grades: K, 1, 4, 5, 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 academic success with 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 is among the highest in Pennsylvania. Students graduate at a rate exceeding 90% and drop out at a rate of only 1%.   For seven out of nine years, our high school has been ranked as one of the Best High Schools in the country.
By the fall of 2024, 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.
Esperanza Academy Charter School is seeking to fill an immediate need for an English Language Development Teacher (ELD) for our middle grades building.  Our ELD teachers work collaboratively with our general education teachers to push into classrooms supporting literacy and math skills.  In addition, our ELD teachers pull out students in small groups to work on their language development goals.  The ideal candidate has experience with WIDA screening and test administration.  
Esperanza Academy is a safe, structured, and supportive environment in which to teach.  
Esperanza Academy teachers:
  • Are mission-minded leaders both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Understand that building strong relationships is critical to student achievement.
  • Are student-centered, data-driven, and set a high standard for themselves and their students. 
  • 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 is required. (Official transcripts showing the 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 an active PA teacher middle grades content area certification prior to their start date. 
  • Clearances: All applicants must have current FBI, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks.  For more information regarding required clearances, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. 

To learn more about Esperanza Academy, please visit our website at or follow us on our social media accounts.  We can be found on  Facebook or Instagram.
Interested applicants should email their resumes to  In the subject line of your email, include the role you are applying for to support the talent team in the screening process.  

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