Stella Middle Charter Academy English Language Development (ELD) Teacher

Bright Star Schools
LA South, CA, LA Central, CA
Lead Teacher
$64,000 - $102,000/year
$500 Relocation Bonus
$2,500 Sign-On Bonus
Loan-Forgiveness Eligible
Subjects
English, Special Education
Grades
6th - 8th
Language
Spanish
Description

Job Description: ​English Language Development Teacher

Reporting to: ​Principal

Summary​: The English Language Development teacher works closely with teachers and administrators to plan and execute a comprehensive plan to increase student achievement of English Language Learners and students with intervention needs. The ELD teacher will provide language acquisition support and instruct Early and Intermediate Language Learners in Designated ELD Courses. The ELD teacher will also support and instruct Intervention for students.

ABOUT US:

Founded in 2003, Bright Star Schools has been serving students, families, and communities in Los Angeles for over 20 years! We currently serve over 3,600 students in 9 schools in the communities of South Los Angeles, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley. Our free, charter public schools are joyful, small, and safe communities where each of our students is known and supported to thrive. We welcome all students of all abilities and backgrounds.

We’re looking for outstanding educators to join our team and help provide holistic, inclusive support for all students to achieve academic excellence and grow their unique talents so that they find joy in higher education, career, and life. Guided by our core values of integridad, kohyang, ubuntu, and growth, we’re committed to our students’ and educators’ success.

At Bright Star Schools, we provide a culture of learning and growth for educators, with an emphasis on job-embedded, differentiated professional development, which includes:

  • Organization-wide content specific professional development sessions throughout the year
  • An instructional coaching program
  • A no-cost induction program for new teachers with a preliminary credential (Our two- year induction program allows teachers with preliminary credentials to earn their CA clear credential at no cost to the teacher.)
  • Paid planning days
  • Professional learning communities at the school site and by grade level or content area.

Overall, our educators receive 200+ hours of job-embedded professional development opportunities to support teacher growth and advancing student achievement over the course of each year.

We also offer small class sizes, comprehensive teacher support, a focus on anti-bias and anti-racist school and classroom cultures, and numerous collaboration opportunities across the organization and within school sites.

Educator applicants should be prepared to conduct classes virtually or in-person depending on COVID-19 health guidelines.

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Bright Star Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual

orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Single subject, ELA or multi-subject credential
  • (Preferred) At least three years teaching English Language Learners and a demonstrated track record of success in improving their language acquisition
  • Familiarity with the policies, procedures, and training associated with the administration of the Initial and Summative ELPAC.
  • Proficiency in analyzing, communicating, and presenting data.
  • Understanding and command of the best practices in teaching ELLs using the California English Language Development Standards.
  • (Preferred) Fluent in Spanish
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Possession of either Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate; Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate; ELA1 Authorization; or Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate required

Teacher Traits:

  • Belief that every child is deserving an excellent education which prepares him/her for college and life beyond
  • Demonstrated ability to teach whole child in an inclusive setting using modifications and accommodations
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue and ability to self-reflect
  • Life-long learner
  • Collaborative
  • Belief in data-driven instruction
  • Firm, kind approach to managing student behavior
  • Technologically competent
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem solver
  • Sense of humor and love of teaching

Responsibilities​:

Primary Job Duties:

  • Teaches 3 Designated ELD courses/periods for at least 60 students on campus.
  • Assists and supports teachers in the implementation of the districts’ EL Master plan and initiatives, including Designated and Integrated ELD instruction and provides feedback to teachers on the use of instructional strategies and classroom practices related to Comprehensive ELD and standards based classroom instruction.
  • Provide 4 Integrated ELD professional development sessions over the course of the year
  • Develop and facilitate goal setting meetings with students
  • Supports administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents in accelerating

academic achievement via Designated ELD, Integrated ELD, and push-in classroom support.

  • Attends and monitors site-level advisory committees (e.g. SAC, ELAC).
  • Supports the coordination of all language-related testing of all students.
  • Conducts demonstration lessons and provides feedback to teachers on the effective and evidence based Designated and Integrated ELD methodologies to ensure equitable access to core standards-based instruction for MLL students.
  • Develops model lessons that provide Designated and Integrated ELD to ensure access to grade-level content area. Instruction for MLL students.
  • Lead communication to families for Initial ELPAC scheduling and Initial/Summative ELPAC score reporting
  • Supports teachers to manage, interpret and use formative assessment data, systematically examine student work, plan and deliver appropriate instruction, intervention and accommodation strategies for MLL students.
  • Actively participates in the ELD Cadre learning experiences.

Whole School Responsibilities

  • Uphold Bright Star Schools’ mission and values
  • Demonstrate genuine care for ​all​ students
  • Build relationships with ​all s​tudents
  • Embrace existing school-wide management systems and promote high standards of behavior
  • Collaborate with school leaders, providing input to improve Bright Star programs
  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents, and students
  • Adhere to Bright Star’s professional attire guidelines
  • Uphold attendance procedures each period using School Information Systems (SIS)
  • Enthusiastically participate in school-wide culture events (i.e. academic assemblies, and HCC Competitions)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Instructional Responsibilities

  • Adhere to Bright Star curriculum maps and guidelines
  • Create weekly lesson plans/overviews
  • Plan rigorous lessons aligned to the California State, California Common Core standards, and California English Language Development Standards.
  • Differentiate lesson plans for a variety of learners (kinesthetic, gifted students, MLLs, and/or students with IEPs, etc.)
  • Implement feedback from administrator regarding lesson plans and/or execution
  • Establish and maintain positive classroom environment
  • Implement Bright Star’s Expected School Learning Results
  • Support instruction with school-wide supplemental programs
  • Maintain grade books and meet reporting deadlines
  • Communicate with families regarding student academics and behavior
  • Collaborate with Inclusive Education (SpEd) Team
  • Use planning periods for the advancement of student academics
  • Tutor students in need of remediation
  • Perform other adjunct duties

Benefits

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: BSS salary is based on experience and education, and was created in consideration of the longer school day and school year. Please click here for our salary scale. Additionally, all credentialed ELD Teacher hires are eligible for a $5,000 signing bonus for the 24-25 school year.

Status: Full Time

Start Date: An exceptional candidate will assume a full time role no later than August 2024. Teachers attend 2 weeks of required professional development prior to the academic school year starting.

Location: Baldwin Village, Los Angeles, CA

Benefits: Health, dental, vision, CalSTRS retirement matching, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays.

Other Benefits:

  • Laptop
  • Job-embedded induction program for new teachers with a preliminary teaching credential to earn their CA clear credential at no cost to the participant
  • Weekly instructional coaching or mentoring (through our in-house induction program referenced above) for all teachers
  • Instructional leaders as principals
  • Pupil-free planning days for teachers
  • Staff wellness program
  • School counselors to support with family engagement and communication