Classroom Teacher - Middletown Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Job Title: Bilingual Teacher
Job Location: District
Beginning: Aug 26, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Bilingual Elementary Education (902)
Certificate: Bilingual Education (009)
District: Middletown Public Schools
Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860-638-1402
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Job Description:
REPOSTING/EXTENSION
Position:
Bilingual Teacher K-12
Location: District Wide/Middle School
Broad Function: Supports and enhances student learning as the District's bilingual teacher K-12.
Reports to: Building Principal & Department Head for EL
Theory of Action for Middletown Public Schools: If Middletown believes that every student has the right quality, student-centered education, THEN adults will cultivate creative, accessible, and innovative structures and opportunities with students, AND every student will demonstrate personalized growth and achieve at high levels to thrive in life.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • CT Teaching Certification -CT Bilingual (009/902) and CT Cert. 111
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with individuals, teams, and groups (teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff)
  • Bachelor of the Arts or Bachelor of Science
  • Proof or demonstration of Spanish proficiency
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to foster and facilitate learning and classroom management

Responsibilities:
  • Use mainstream curriculum and native language (Spanish) as the vehicle to teach content and the English language.
  • makes instructional use of both Spanish and English during instruction
  • Enable students to achieve English proficiency and academic mastery of subject matter content and higher order skills, including critical thinking, to meet appropriate grade level expectations
  • Collaborate with EL and classroom teachers on a regular basis
  • Regularly monitor students to determine progress in language acquisition to provide input on placement and eventual exit from the program.
  • Assist in the administration and coordination of the annual assessment (LAS Links) of identified EL students as mandated by State and Federal statutes. 
  • Communicate with parents/guardians of bilingual students regarding progress and changes to services using meetings, conferences and report cards. 
  • Work with building administration and the EL department head to develop reasonable schedules for students.
  • Participates in department and building level meetings
  • Adheres to the guidelines of the MFT contract
  • Reports to EL department head.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
  • Ensure safety of students
  • Sets and reinforces clear expectations and classroom routines 
  • Manages the classroom and individual student behavior to maintain an advantageous learning environment
  • Prepares lesson plans that achieve clear objectives, uses appropriate techniques, and serves the needs of all learners in the classroom
  • Demonstrates strong content knowledge
  • Follows the scope and sequence of the instructional program
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as well as appropriate documents and data on student progress
  • Assesses student learning on continual basis and identify areas of intervention if needed
  • Designs instruction to meet the needs of all students through both individual and small group settings as needed
  • Maintains a positive learning environment that encourages open communication between the teacher and learner
  • Maintains a positive school community image that encourages ethical student behavior
  • Assists in the selection of textbooks, equipment and other education materials
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships
  • Participates in professional learning by attending seminars and workshops to improve instructional practice and positively affect student achievement
  • Has knowledge of teaching methods, materials and educational practices
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information
Compensation & Benefits:
  • Position is a member of the Middletown Federation of Teachers
Application Process:
  • Apply online through the District Frontline Recruiting System. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Interviews and selection will occur on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

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