Livonia Public Schools – Elementary English Language (EL) Teacher
Date Posted: 10/29/2018
Location: Livonia Public Schools – Central Office
Date Closing: 11/6/2018/until filled.
IN AND OUT OF DISTRICT
Livonia Public Schools is seeking a highly qualified Elementary English Language Learner teacher who will be able to develop and sustain academic-focused instruction for his/her students. The teacher will identify and implement best practices in instruction and student achievement, including the utilization and understanding of spoken and written English.
About the District
Livonia Public Schools stands as a lighthouse District, a beacon of excellence offering exceptional educational opportunities to all children and serving as a source of pride for our community. As a premier school system, we promote a passion for learning and a philosophy that puts the needs of children and their education first.
Livonia Public Schools employs approximately 1,900 staff members, serving approximately 14,340 students pre K-post secondary. There are 15 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, 1 career technical center, 1 early childhood center and 1 vocational and transition center in the School District. The annual budget for Livonia Public Schools is $152 million, with a state funding of $8,289 per pupil.
The Elementary ELL teacher has the responsibility for planning an educational program for students identified as English Language Learners in the elementary grades. The job requires a wide knowledge of intervention and classroom management techniques and the ability to effectively use a variety of teaching methods and materials applicable to the student’s need. The Elementary ELL teacher must also be able to work effectively with classroom teachers, support staff and school administrators in the provision of appropriate services.
The following is a list of minimum qualifications for this position, any one of which may be waived by the Administration in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.
- Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with endorsements in English as a Second Language (NS)
- A major in elementary education is strongly preferred
- A passionate commitment to improving learning for all students
- Demonstrated positive interpersonal relationships
- Skills in individualizing instruction
- Evidence of ability to establish positive working relationships with all stakeholders
- Superior verbal and written communication skills
Major Functions and Responsibilities
- Exhibits a commitment to the District’s Shared Vision and Collective Commitments
- Creates a welcoming and positive classroom climate and culture
- Evaluates students through the use of formal and informal evaluation procedures to assess strengths and challenges of the students
- Provides assistance to help students appropriately develop written and spoken English language
- Prepares progress reports and yearly evaluations; monitoring and communicating goal progress
- Adapts the curriculum, instruction, and lessons to provide individual, small-group, or remedial instruction to meet the needs of the individual student
- Provides supplemental services to eligible students on a push-in and/or pull-out basis in multiple schools in the District
- Uses educational software and websites to assist students in acquiring English and improving content area skills
- Produces and maintains an inventory of classroom learning materials
- Familiarizes bilingual students with environmental and cultural characteristics
- Serves as a cultural liaison person between families of different cultures and the school
- Administers the WIDA test (or equivalent state assessment) and screener to students
- Maintains student records in accordance with school, district, state, and federal guidelines and statutes
- Keeps abreast of new developments in the field by reading journals and publications, attending professional seminars or conferences, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field
- Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide a safe and productive classroom environment
- Identifies student needs and works collaboratively with other professional staff members in assessing and assisting students
- Communicates with students, parents and school counselors on student progress
- Administers and monitors group tests
- Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
Applicants should furnish a letter of intent, professional resume, copies of educational documents (transcripts/certificates), and three current letters of recommendation.
Conditions of Employment
The work year, salary, and fringe benefits will be consistent with the current agreement between the Board of Education and the Livonia Education Association. The deadline for applications is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. This position will remain open until the position is filled.
Applicants must complete and submit an application through Applitrack, available on the Livonia Public Schools webpage.
The Livonia Public Schools School District prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap, or disability in any of its educational programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, and marital status-Director of Human Resources, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154 at (734) 744-2501. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on handicap or disability-Director of Student Services, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154 at (734) 744-2524.