BERKSHIRE HILLS REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Great Barrington    Stockbridge   West Stockbridge

03/14/2022       

Anticipated Opening

Position:      English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher (gr. 9-12)   Monument Mountain Regional High School

The ESL Teacher position (9-12) is a full-time teaching position that focuses on the English language development of identified English learners in the Berkshire Hills RSD. The ESL teacher develops lessons using WIDA standards for various EL proficiency levels focusing on the four domains of language (speaking, reading, writing, and listening).  ESL teachers will collaborate with numerous SEI teachers to effectively support the social/academic language development of English Learners. ESL teachers should be familiar with WIDA standards, scaffold for English Learners, and use of data to develop and reflect on lessons to adequately support students at various EL levels. Itinerant Secondary ESL teachers are placed in one or more schools depending on EL enrollment. 

Requirements:  BA/BS or equivalent; MA Certification preferred in English Second Language (5-12); Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree preferred. SEI Endorsement. 

Qualifications:   Strong district lens regarding EL, curriculum, and equity; Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations; Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve; Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders.  Plan and implement standards-based lessons (WIDA) with clear objectives; Provide required ESL services to identified ELs and submit monthly schedule to English Learner Education (ELE) Department; Develop and implement differentiated ESL lessons, incorporating research-based instructional practices for different learning styles and various EL proficiency levels; Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds; Utilize data (ACCESS, formative assessments, etc.) and appropriate data systems to monitor English language development and identify any students who meet exit criteria; Assist in the administration of the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment; Provide a motivating and stimulating, safe and supportive learning environment; Participate in school-wide and department-wide professional development activities; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community; Use technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom; Other qualifications as established by the District.

Starting Date:                          August 25, 2022

Salary:                                     As Per BHRSD / BHEA Unit A Contract 

Preferred Application Deadline:         April 5, 2022 (preferred deadline) 

To Apply:  To apply on-line go to: https://bhrsd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx    OR    Send Certified Application (located bhrsd.org), Transcripts, Certification Info, Resume, Letter of Interest & 3 Written Letters of Reference To:  Berkshire Hills Regional School District; Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 617, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262; (413) 298-4017 ext. 719, doreen.twiss@bhrsd.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  The Berkshire Hills Regional School District Does Not Discriminate On The Basis of Race, Color, Age, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender, Gender Identity, Homelessness, Religion, National Origin or Disabilities. (Chapter 622, Title IX and Sec. 504 Regs.)