Teacher Elementary Dean, Multilingual Learners (2021-2022)
Positions Report to: Instructional Leadership Team
Start/End Date: 2021-2022 School Year
Hours: 7:40 am – 4:15 pm + some out of school time responsibilities
Compensation: East Harlem Scholars Academies offer a comprehensive benefits package.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Who We Are
East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children’s reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.
At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.
We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.
For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.
About the Opportunity
The Multilingual Learners (MLL) Dean leads the integration of strategies to support MLL leaders. The MLL Dean will support the Leadership Team by providing instructional support to ensure that all of our students are reading at his or her potential. In addition, the MLL Dean will, in collaborating with MLL teachers, provide professional development to instructional staff to sharing best practices and use of MLL strategies across all subject areas.
What Qualifies You
- Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student assessments and data
- Experience working with diverse populations of students, parents and families
- Commitment to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
- Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
- Belief in the East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, education model and core values
- Minimum of two-year’s experience in relevant educational positions with a strong record of student achievement
- Experience working with English language learners and strong content knowledge of ELL best practices and strategies
- Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, and appropriate NYS/TESOL certifications
- Comfort communicating with students and parents in Spanish
Areas of Leadership
- MLL Planning
- Actively monitor the progress of MLL Learners and work collaboratively with staff to make instructional decisions based on student achievement data.
- Serve as an expert in research-based trends and best practices around MLL Learners and instructional supports for low-performing students.
- Monitor MLL program compliance and provide advice to the leadership team on how to better support MLL learners.
- Curriculum Development and Instruction
- Develop effective, standards-aligned lessons that support student learning and achievement of school academic objectives and benchmarks.
- Utilize developmentally appropriate, rigorous curricula, and instructional materials to present students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies that inspire and guide them to explore, express and uncover new ideas.
- Collaborate with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, and executing lessons, including participating in collaborative planning and, as appropriate, peer review of standards-aligned learning experience.
- Track and Measure Student Progress
- Administer, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
- Reflect regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to inform his or her work, modify practices and increase student achievement.
- Collaborate with special education teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs to ensure they achieve academically at high levels and are fully included in the East Harlem Scholars Academy community.
- Create a Positive Classroom and School Culture
- Create supportive classroom communities that maintain East Harlem Scholars Academies’ high academic and social expectations for students.
- Build relationships with families of East Harlem Scholars Academies’ students through frequent communication about students’ progress and ways that families can support their children’s learning
- Reflection and Continuous Improvement
- Actively work to improve their own practice, to acquire and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase their effectiveness in the classroom and in the school community.
- Assume responsibility for all scholars’ success by holding all students accountable to the expectations set by East Harlem Scholars Academies’ community.
Thank you for taking the time to submit an application.