Classroom Teacher - Esperanza Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Job Title: Esperanza Academy K-5 English Language Development Teachers (23-24 SY)
Job Location: Esperanza Academy Charter Schools
Beginning: Aug 31, 2023
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:
START DATE: Fall 2023
SCHOOL: Esperanza Academy Charter School
LOCATION:3150 N. Mascher Street Philadelphia , PA 19133


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 2023-2024 school year, Esperanza Academy will serve grades: K, 1, 2, 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 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 seven out of nine 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 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 currently accepting applications for potential English Language Development (ELD) Teachers in our Elementary building for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Esperanza English Language Development (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.
  • Are collaborative team players who believe that they can move ALL students forward.
  • 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 the following PA teacher certification prior to their start date.
Subject Area /Subject Code
English as a Second Language Program Specialist / 4499
  • Clearances: All applicants must have current FBI, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks. For more information regarding required clearances click here.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred but not required.
To learn more about Esperanza Academy, please visit our website at https://www.esperanzaacademycs.orgor 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.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.