A JK-12 pluralistic school that engages students in an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education.

ESL/ESOL Teacher, K-5

Rockville, MD
Job Code: EL100

Join a committed, caring, talented faculty in delivering an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education. Together, we ensure a vibrant Jewish future through the growth of confident, compassionate thinkers who engage the world through Jewish values.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School seeks qualified candidates to fill the position of ESL/ESOL Teacher K-5, for the 2019-2020 academic year. The ideal candidate has considerable knowledge of second language teaching/learning methods and techniques to target growth in English Language Learners' speaking, reading and writing skills. In addition to the instructional skills requisite for this position, successful candidates will actively partner with faculty and families to support student success. They will have a love of children, experience in elementary education, as well as strong collaborative skills.

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Responsibilities include:

●Evaluate the individual needs of each ESOL student and tailor literacy instruction to support growth in speaking, reading and writing in English.

●Identify and implement tools to measure student growth.

●Work closely with the teachers of all ESOL students to modify assignments and make recommendations to help English Language Learners reach learning goals across the subject areas.

●Co-teach with Language Arts teachers to support literacy instruction for ESOL students.

●Conduct pull-out lessons targeted at language acquisition.

●Serve on team of liaisons between the School and international families, helping these families become acclimated to School life, integrate into the School community, and navigate the School calendar and procedures.

The ideal candidate will:

●Be experienced in and knowledgeable about effective second language teaching/learning methods and strategies

●Be well-versed in elementary literacy instruction including Guided Reading, as well as Reader's and Writer's Workshop models

●Have experience in collaborating with teachers to support students in their learning of course content

●Have outstanding communication skills and a reputation for establishing a positive rapport with staff, students and their families

●Model the values of the school in his/her interactions with children, colleagues, and CESJDS families

Position Requirements:

●Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education or a related field, Master's preferred

●A minimum of 3-5 years of successful formal teaching experience in a public or independent school.

●ESOL/TESOL certification or endorsement

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to www.cesjds.org/careers include Job Code EL100.


The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.