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English Language Learner Teacher

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the building administration and the Director of Special Education, to provide English Language Learner services to students and their educational teams

 Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Administer the appropriate instruments for registration, oral and written placement and needs assessments to determine skill levels and learner goals.
  • Conduct personal interviews with new students to set reasonable goals and plan and implement an appropriate course of instruction.
  • Manage multilevel classroom activities and provide instruction in a variety of ways according to learner needs.
  • Structure appropriate activities that develop basic skills in English and in other academic areas according to the learners identified needs.
  • Monitor and document learners’ progress in relation to identified goals using a variety of evaluation techniques.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in planning and constructing benchmark lessons, instructional interventions and/or programs.
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and assessed special needs in accordance with the district's philosophy, goals and objectives.
  • Provide specialized instructional techniques and media through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the students.
  • Participate on the school-based intervention team, in-school staffing team and in the screening processes, as appropriate.
  • Monitor and oversee services provided by paraprofessionals and/or other support personnel assigned to classroom and/or student in classroom.
  • Establish techniques and procedures that result in an atmosphere for teaching/learning in which students can grow in their capacity for self-discipline.
  • Establish two-way communication with parents, students, and fellow staff members in an honest, positive and constructive manner.
  • Fulfill the requirements of attendance, punctuality, reliability, and responsibility with regard to school building and school district policies and procedures.
  • Understand and accept students as individual human beings with dignity and worth, and helps them improve their self-image by helping them grow in their understanding of their capabilities and limitations.
  • Demonstrate competency with knowledge pertinent to the subject being taught, but recognizes content is only a means to an end.
  • Stimulate students to work toward maximum potential and to take pride in their accomplishments.
  • Plan effectively both for the present and future with respect to establishing teaching strategies which are goal oriented and purposeful.
  • Select, evaluate, and use effective materials, services, and methods of instruction to motivate students to learn.
  • Establish rapport and understanding with school staff colleagues.
  • Recognize that being a constant and avid learner is prerequisite to being a good teacher; the teacher realizes that learning and teaching are dual aspects of a never-ending development process.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

 Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.


Qualifications Profile

Ability to meet appropriate teacher certification requirements of Illinois with and highly qualified standards applicable to English Language Learner teachers in the grade level and/or subject area in which Teacher is assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Master’s Degree in related area preferred.
  • Arabic language required

Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

Additional Notes

Arabic language required.

How to Apply

Apply online at www.summithill.org

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page


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