Boston Preparatory Charter School, ESL Teacher (2018-2019) (Boston, MA)
Date published: 23-May-2018
About the Organization:
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School (Boston Prep) is a free, public school, offering a rigorous curriculum to 464 students and 224 alumni, the majority coming from Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. Boston Prep has recently moved into a state of the art facility and we are continuing to expand our space, as we grow from 464 to 700 students over the next five years. We operate as an integrated middle school, high school, and alumni support model. At the root of our programming is a belief that all students can succeed in a four-year college.
Mission: Boston Prep prepares students to succeed in a four-year college and embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth. We foster an environment structured around scholarship and personal growth that cultivates students' virtues of courage, compassion, integrity, perseverance, and respect.
To achieve our ambitious goals, our approach includes six essentials that we believe leads to our success: we have an exceptional adult team, we hold high expectation for students, we foster ethical growth, we have an invested, passionate student culture, we offer a range of supports, and we ensure college persistence through a number of alumni supports. Currently, 83% of our graduates are persisting in college, 100% of our students have been accepted to four-year colleges, and 98% of our alumni have matriculated to college the semester after graduating from Boston Prep.
We believe that exceptional student gains are the direct result of excellent teaching and programming and acknowledge the importance of students’ college readiness skills in achieving our mission. We are a mission-driven adult team committed to refining and improving our practice such that our students can chart the life course they aspire to. We hope you will consider applying.
Key Responsibilities of the Role:
Compliance and Accountability
- Helping to support the management of the ESL program including, but not limited to: completing of necessary paperwork, training of teachers, managing parent and student communications, executing student testing/screening and upholding.
- Analyzing data on student achievement and using it to inform instructional conversations and observations.
- Providing direct instruction to students in need of ESL classes.
- Advising teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for students in a pullout ESL class.
- Working specifically with ESL students during assigned periods of the day.
- Aligning student support services with the school’s mission and educational philosophy.
Building of School Culture
- Embodying our belief that “effort determines success” at all times.
- Frequently communicating the school’s mission to children and families.
- Adhering to school academic and disciplinary protocols.
- Mentoring 8-15 students, through bi-weekly or daily advisory meetings.
- Maintaining regular contact with parents including writing progress reports at each quarter for relevant students.
- Attending occasional after-school events.
- Assuming extracurricular responsibilities, if desired.
Maintenance of Organizational Culture
- Actively engaging in one’s learning; seeking and acting on feedback regularly.
- Actively pursuing professional development, inside and outside of the school.
- Collaborating with other teachers and administrators to advance the school’s mission.
Additional Qualifications Preferred:
- Massachusetts Certification for a teacher or administrator of English as a Second Language.
- Prior experience facilitating the high achievement of ESL students.
Applicants must possess the drive, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit to craft an outstanding urban public school. BPCPS is committed to a diverse workplace. Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
For more information, please visit our website at www.bostonprep.org.
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.