Wyoming Public Schools (Kent County) seeks two high school ELL teachers

09/09/2016 12:58 PM | Pamela Bogart

Wyoming Public Schools has a vacancy for your consideration. Please find the details below.

2 Category: District Teaching/Title IELL Teachers

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Date Posted: 9/9/2016
Location: District - Elementary Focus and Secondary Focus
Date of Availability: ASAP

ELL Teachers

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the District's ELL Coordinator, the ELL Teacher will facilitate ELL student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum while providing the classroom teacher with assistance in providing instruction to students' whose first language is not English; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and administers school elementary or secondary curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP).
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the c school system.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
  • 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.

Qualifications Profile


  • State of Michigan Certification as a Teacher
  • Endorsement in ELL (NS) preferred or enrollment in ELL (NS)  or bi-lingual (YF) program required
  • Spanish speaking ability preferred


  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university
  • SIOP training preferred

Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels a plus.  Experience in working with At-Risk student population preferred. 

Wyoming Public Schools uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.

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