Middle School ELD Teacher (21-22)
Company: Lighthouse Community Charter School
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Lighthouse Community Public Schools
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an
educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to
disrupt inequities by providing our students and families
exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our
core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social
justice rooted in the EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in
fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes
where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our
mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of
their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002,
LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter
schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,500 students in
East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our
graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. Learn
more at www.lighthousecharter.org.
Middle School ELD Teacher (21-22)
The role of the ELD Teacher is to provide direct service English
Language Development instruction to English Learners within 6-8,
including newcomers, teaching Designated ELD and supporting the
development of their English proficiency. Additionally, the ELD
Teacher collaborates with other ELD teachers and general education
teachers to ensure continuity and quality of EL services and the
testing and reclassification of English learners across the school
and supports colleagues in successfully supporting English Learners
in their classrooms by providing teacher coaching, modeling and
development opportunities as appropriate. The ELD Teacher works
collaboratively with classroom teachers and school leadership to
ensure that LCPS supports all English Learners to develop English
proficiency and succeed academically.
You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an
Be a visionary, innovative and equity-focused urban educator
Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning for adults
Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze
Be a strong community builder and team collaborator
Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence and
- Be a collaborative and responsible professional leader
Designated ELD Instruction:
- Instruct English Language Learner students in designated ELD
classes including courses specifically designed for newcomers and
long-term ELLs on a rotating schedule towards appropriate ELD goals
and ultimately redesignation as English proficient.
Build and maintain a classroom culture that is supportive and
learning-centered, undergirded by strong management, efficient
procedures, and systems, but most evident in the full inclusion of
African-American boys, students with trauma, ELLs, and students
with IEPs in the social and learning community.
Demonstrate culturally responsive pedagogy and practice
including unrelenting high expectations and an assets-based
approach for every student.
Plan, internalize and implement LCPS adopted, effective,
grade-level standards-based ELD curriculum, units, and lessons that
are learner-driven and are modified or differentiated while
maintaining rigor to provide access and results for ELL
Ensure that students are at the center of their own learning and
deeply engaged in ways that foster agency and self-direction.
Utilize, collect, and analyze rigorous, student-engaged
assessments, both formative and summative, to identify and address
students' areas of growth and mastery of learning objectives.
Create positive relationships by building nurturing and
affirming teacher-student, student-student, and teacher-family
partnerships with a focus on building a community of risk-taking,
Grow and contribute as an educator, colleague, learner, and
community member, including engaging in professional development
and your own growth as a teacher, in the service of student
learning and outcomes.
Demonstrate advocacy, flexibility, autonomy, and
- Administer all policies and procedures in a professional and
timely manner as mandated by Lighthouse, the State, and Federal
agencies (i.e., attendance records, dress code, reporting of
EL Program Coordination and Collaboration for School/Grade
Implement our collaborative vision for K-12 English Learner
programs, with attention to the needs of different grade levels and
Use ELL data to monitor, evaluate and adjust English Language
Collaborate with core classroom teachers who are working on
goals of supporting English Language Learners, utilizing knowledge
of adult learning theory and cycles of data analysis and reflection
to improve instructional practice & meet institutional goals.
- Administer and support coordination of ELPAC testing, both
initial and annual, for the school in conjunction with other ELD
teachers and the school's testing coordinator.
Serve on the School's ILT (Optional/Dependent on Interest and
Experience): May sit on the school's ILT, which would include some
planning, designing, and facilitation of ongoing professional
development for teachers applying knowledge of adult learning
theory and team facilitation to maximize learning and meet
school-wide goals. As assigned, conduct walkthroughs and
observations of teachers in service of a shared knowledge of
current teaching practice in relation to supporting English
Additional Duties, as assigned by Supervisor
We would love to hear from you if your educational toolbox
includes the following:
- B.A. or B.S. required; Master's Degree in Education
- California teaching credential required (or appropriate out of
state teacher licensure being transferred to CA)
Successful ELD teaching experience, required
3+ years teaching in an urban school environment and 6-8
setting, highly preferred
2+ years of coaching and/or school leadership experience
Experience with curriculum planning and data-analysis
Experience with Google apps, preferred
- Bilingual in Spanish, a plus
This position will report to the Middle School Principal, Jeff
This position is 1.0 FTE (full-time exempt) and follows a
10-month work year (190 days) with significant student-free days
for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and
interaction with families. All instructional staff will report in
early August 2021 (exact calendar TBD), new staff will start the
last week of July 2021.
Common Building Hours: All teachers are expected to maintain
hours of 8:00 - 4:00 pm M, Tu, Th, Fri and 8:00-5:00 on Wednesdays
for Professional Development.
OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our
employees. We provide a competitive compensation and benefits
package, including a competitive salary and generous health and
retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for
dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical
and dependent FSA).
People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Cover letter describing your interest in this exciting position
and why you are an optimal fit, including how your teaching
philosophy, approach to student learning, and educational expertise
would contribute to Lighthouse Community Public Schools.
- 3-5 Professional References: Name, position, phone number, and
email address. (Two of which should be current or previous
supervisors of your role).
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews
will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and
performance tasks will take place on-site (or virtually due to
Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity
employer committed to diversity at all levels.
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