ELL Core Content Teacher - International Academy - General Pool (2023-2024 SY)

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

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Job Description

The teacher delivers core content and facilitates multilingual learners' ability to effectively perform courses of study in the English language by implementing the district-approved curriculum. The teacher also documents teacher and student progress/activities/outcomes; provides methods to support and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home; provides a safe and optimal learning environment; develops appropriate lesson plans and instructional techniques; evaluates students' level of English fluency; and provides feedback to students, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

The chosen candidate will work exclusively with English Learners who have recently immigrated to the country. The teacher will work collaboratively with their colleagues to support the students' content, language, and social-emotional development. The academy and our classrooms operate under a collaborative and project-based model. We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated teacher who thrives on teamwork, creativity, and innovation. Our ideal candidate wants to continue to grow as a teacher, is resourceful, and is a reflective practitioner.

This job reports to the Academic Principal for the International Academy.

**Learn more about the English Language Learners Program

For more information about the International Academy, please click on the links below:

Internationals Network for Public Schools: internationalsnetwork.org

Hammond International Academy: http://blogs.acpsk12.org/hammondia/about/

Alexandria City High School International Academy: https://www.acps.k12.va.us/Page/1814


Education: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license in the content area with a strong preference of holding an endorsement in ELL/ESL or eligibility to obtain one. Valid Virginia Department of Education license required or eligibility to obtain one.

Key Competencies :
  • Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of best practices for the instruction of English Language learners, including but not limited to differentiated instruction, hands-on and cooperative learning activities, and integrated content area and language development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience in developing and implementing comprehensive units of instruction that include inquiry-based performance assessments aligned to content standards, integrated language tasks, collaborative learning activities, detailed assessment and feedback plans, and culturally relevant tasks.
  • Experience and/or willingness to use ongoing formative assessments and to monitor and analyze the data to drive instruction, differentiate for all students, and increase student achievement.
  • Willingness to integrate technology in the classroom.
  • Experience and/or willingness to collaborate with colleagues to design and deliver an effective advisory program that supports the diverse needs of every student.
  • Success in classroom management, relationship building, and a commitment to student-centered learning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, students, families, and external partners, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the social-emotional needs of adolescent language learners and how to support those needs in their classrooms.

Essential Functions
  • Instruct students to improve their success in academic, interpersonal, and daily living skills through a defined course of study.
  • Collaborate in discipline and interdisciplinary planning, emphasizing project-based learning and student collaboration.
  • Adapt curriculum and unit planning to include the integration of English literacy and language learning into content-area instruction.
  • Lead curriculum-based classes that are student-centered, collaborative, involve experiential learning, are differentiated, and integrate content and language instruction.
  • Practice an open-door policy and develop best practices to facilitate professional growth and collaboration, including participation in inter-visitations.
  • Initiate partnerships and mentoring relations to enhance school experiences and develop external learning experiences. Collaborate with a guidance team around student social-emotional needs and academic progress.
  • Lead an advisory group that includes coordinating and implementing team-building activities and an advisory curriculum.
  • Work within a non-traditional organizational structure that meets the needs of Multilingual Learners
  • Participate in team and interdisciplinary planning meetings.
  • Attend and actively participate in professional development.
  • Adapts classroom work to provide students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
  • Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc., to assess student competency levels and/or develop individual learning plans.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress to communicate expectations and student's achievements; develops methods for improvement and/or reinforces classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals to provide feedback to students, parents, and administration.
  • Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, and a variety of community resources to improve the overall quality of student outcomes and achieve established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
  • Counsels students to improve performance, health status, problem-solving techniques, and various personal issues.
  • Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student workers to provide an effective classroom program and address the needs of individual students.
  • Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g., classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings to convey and/or gather information required to perform functions.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g., grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) to document student progress and meet mandated requirements.
  • Reports incidents (e.g., fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) to maintain the personal safety of students, provide a positive learning environment, and adhere to the Education Code and school policies.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Alexandria, VA
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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