The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School seeks qualified candidates to fill the position of ESL/ESOL Teacher K-5, a part time position (20 hours per week) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate has considerable knowledge of second language teaching/learning methods and techniques to target growth in English Language Learners’ speaking, reading and writing skills. In addition to the instructional skills requisite for this position, successful candidates will actively collaborate with faculty and families to support student success. S/he will have a love of children, experience in elementary education, as well as strong collaborative skills.
Evaluate the individual needs of each ESOL student and tailor literacy instruction to support growth in speaking, reading and writing in English.
Identify and implement tools to measure student growth.
Work closely with the teachers of all ESOL students to modify assignments and make recommendations to help English Language Learners reach learning goals across the subject areas.
Co-teach with Language Arts teachers to support literacy instruction for ESOL students.
Conduct pullout lessons targeted at language acquisition.
Serve on team of liaisons between the School and international families, helping these families become acclimated to School life, integrate into the School community, and navigate the School calendar and procedures.
The ideal candidate will:
Be experienced in and knowledgeable about effective second language teaching/learning methods and strategies
Be well-versed in elementary literacy instruction including Guided Reading, as well as Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop models
Have experience in collaborating with teachers to support students in their learning of course content
Have outstanding communication skills and a reputation for establishing a positive rapport with staff, students and their families
Model the values of the school in his/her interactions with children, colleagues, and CESJDS families
Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or a related field, Master’s preferred
A minimum of two years successful formal teaching experience in a public or independent school.
ESOL/TESOL certification or endorsement
Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and references to www.cesjds.org/careers Job Code EL100.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1965, CESJDS is one of the largest and most prestigious K-12 Jewish day schools in North America. Creativity and confidence are the cornerstones of our school community, cultivated by our warm family atmosphere and tradition of academic excellence. Our 1,060 students flourish with the support of dedicated faculty and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies. At CESJDS we... prepare young men and women for active engagement in the Jewish community and leadership in American society. CESJDS is approved by the State of Maryland Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
CESJDS is located on two campuses in Rockville, Maryland. The Lower School (grades K-6) is situated on the corner of East Jefferson Street and Montrose Road, close to the Charles E. Smith Community Service Campus and backing up to the B'nai Israel Congregation. The Annette M. & Theodore N. Lerner Family Upper School Campus (grades 7-12) is located nearby on Hunters Lane. The state-of-the-art campus includes wireless access throughout the building, a 700-seat capacity gymnasium and fully equipped art facilities including a pottery studio, photography studio and recording studio.