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High School English Language Development (ELD) Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) - SY 2021-22

Company: Leadership Public Schools
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Leadership Public Schools is seeking applicants for an English Language Development (ELD) Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) at our Oakland campus.

About Our Organization:
Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale. LPS has been recognized for closing the achievement gap and fostering a culture of innovation.

LPS values the role teachers play in supporting student achievement and personal development. Our staff value collaboration, celebrate diversity in perspective and background, take risks, and show flexibility to continuously grow.

We are seeking a Teacher who believes:

  • all students can learn at high levels
  • all students deserve an education that prepares them for college, career and community leadership
  • schools play a vital role in promoting social justice and disrupting patterns of inequity

We are seeking a Teacher who has demonstrated:

  • a commitment to working with the communities we serve
  • an expertise and an enthusiasm to work with young people
  • reflection and growth after struggle, failure and/or feedback
  • powerful collaboration within a team


Department:  Teaching and Learning

Classification: Certificated Non-Management

Work Year/Hours:11 months, 8 hours per day or duty days/hours as assigned/190 days

Reports to: Principal or Assigned Administrator

FLSA: Exempt

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience


Basic Function:

The Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) for English Language Development (ELD) coordinates the site ELD program, local, state, and federally required assessments, provides related staff professional development and community engagement, while offering a rigorous, systematic, differentiated and targeted academic intervention to ELD students to ensure students academic gains are accelerated, significant and measurable.

Essential Duties: 

  • Teach ELD sections as assigned 
  • Lead and coordinate ELPAC administration in collaboration with site and Home Office staff
  • Manage the reclassification process in collaboration with site and Home Office staff
  • Collaborate with teachers on curriculum/lesson modifications to meet the needs of English Learners (ELs)
  • Participate in meetings as it relates to ELs as needed
  • Collaborate with staff for course placement for ELD students
  • Collaborate on master scheduling 
  • Support EL access to school activities and programs 
  • Plan and facilitate English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings in collaboration with the Principal
  • Plan and facilitate community meetings for EL families 
  • Utilize effective and research-based academic assessment strategies
  • Collect and analyze student data results consistently to monitor progress and differentiate instruction to  accelerate academic achievement
  • Differentiate instructional strategies to ensure students are motivated, engaged, challenged and accommodated based on diverse learning styles 
  • Practice identity-safe, culturally-relevant pedagogy
  • Provide students with regular constructive feedback to promote achievement
  • Plan units, lessons, and formative assessments
  • Compile and maintain records, such as attendance, behavior, and academic data 
  • Collaborate with others to make instructional decisions based on student performance and make recommendations for best practices 
  • Develop positive relationships with school community that are aligned with LPS culture and values
  • Contribute to the cultivation of strong and cohesive professional learning communities
  • Communicates clearly and timely with parents/caregivers and colleagues to enhance learning opportunities
  • Coordinate and conduct training and coaching on successful EL instructional strategies
  • Serve on school leadership teams as assigned

Other Duties

  • Perform related duties as assigned 


Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: 

  • a bachelors degree from an accredited university
  • 3 years of successful teaching experience with English Language Learners in an urban environment
  • Successful experience working with Newcomers

Licensing and Other Requirements 

  • Valid California Teaching Credential
  • Employment eligibility that includes fingerprint, tuberculosis, and/or other employment clearances

Knowledge of:

  • Current EL Instructional programs, methods, and practices to differentiate and accelerate student learning and achievement
  • Current federal and state laws and policies as it relates to EL assessments, services, and progress-monitoring
  • Leadership development practices and effective supervision
  • California standards, curriculum frameworks and current research-based practices and trends related to work scope
  • Culturally-responsive pedagogy 
  • Adult learning principles and change management theory
  • Effective professional development practices, including data-based inquiry

Skills and Ability to:

  • Motivate, inspire and engage students, especially those identified to benefit from acceleration interventions
  • Support, monitor and evaluate instructional program effectiveness
  • Use and analyze data to  accelerate student achievement
  • Guide students to analyze and improve their study methods and habits
  • Implement collaborative and team building processes
  • Plan, implement, and monitor high-leverage professional development
  • Facilitate dissent and conduct difficult and constructive conversations effectively
  • Provide timely and actionable feedback
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Work effectively across diverse communities
  • Manage various projects and/or demands demonstrating flexibility and effective time-management skills

Working Conditions:


  • Instructional environment which includes indoor and outdoor activities

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Mental acuity
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Hearing and speaking to communicate 
  • Seeing to observe and read materials
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time 
  • Pulling, pushing, lifting and/or carrying instructional materials and equipment

Compensation is competitive commensurate with experience and education. We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Choice of Kaiser or United health care plans
  • Vision and dental coverage
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care  
  • STRS
  • Voluntary benefits: Aflac, Commuter Checks, LifeLock

Why We Work at LPS: 
LPS is driven by a deep respect for our teachers and staff, and a commitment to the professionalization of teaching. We embrace collaboration, risk-taking, and flexibility in order to improve instruction and student learning.




Please send any questions related to this position to Lina Andersen, Coordinator of HR and Teacher Pathways. 


Leadership Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

Leadership Public Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex (sexual harassment), or sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the network webpage at www.leadps.org.  

For inquiries or concerns regarding LPS nondiscrimination policy or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact: 

Chris Harrell, Director of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator
99 Linden Street
Oakland, CA 94607
email: charrell@leadps.org
Phone: 510-830-3780 x115



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