Bridges Public Charter School

Washington, District of Columbia ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3875121
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The English Language Learner Teacher at Bridges PCS provides instruction and support to students Pre-Kindergarten – 5th-grade students in the ELL Program. The goal of this position is to guide English Language Learners toward gaining proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. This position reports to the EL / ESL Coordinator.


Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in TESOL (or related field), passing score on the ESOL Praxis exam, and D.C. Certification in ESOL K-12. Masters degree preferred.

Fluency in spoken and written Spanish desired, but not required.

Citizenship, residency or work visa in the United States required.

Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population that includes students with special needs.

6 months /1 semester minimum experience working with special needs children in an early childhood or elementary school setting.

Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.


The ideal candidate has experience teaching EL students in a United States elementary school. The ideal candidate has experience working with classroom staff, can help with lesson planning and can consult with teachers about best practices. The ideal candidate is willing to collaborate and is knowledgeable about recent research in pedagogy in the field of second language acquisition and EL education. Additionally, the candidate should possess sensitivity to the developmental stages and well being of children and have a willingness to be flexible in terms of teaching assignment within the school setting.


Provide EL push in and/or pull out instruction to students

Assist in administering required language proficiency and academic achievement tests for determining placement, ongoing monitoring of student progress and determining when student is to be exited from program.

Assist in developing language acquisition support plans (ELL plans) for all ELL students and work with classroom teachers to implement plans.

Work with classroom teachers to support differentiated instruction.

Work with establishing relationship with ELL parents, including those who don’t speak English.

Willingness to be flexible in terms of teaching assignment within the school setting.

Employ a variety of instructional techniques and teaching strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students, including whole group (co-teaching)/ small-group or individual learning.

Assist in compiling and maintaining a profile summary (record of achievement and progress) for each student.

Assist in gathering and reporting data for reporting requirements and other required reports (to the State, Dept of Education, census, grant applications, annual report, etc.).

Establish and maintain communication with parents of students in the program.

Engage parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.

Contribute productively to the school as a whole.

Participate in in-service and staff development activities and staff meetings as required or assigned.

Attend IEP, Section 504, or other related meetings necessary for student assessment and/or compliance with federal and/or state law.

Attend and participate in established traditional school-sponsored activities (i.e, back-to school night, open house, and other activities customarily attended by classroom teachers and/or faculty members), which may be outside of regular school hours.

Maintain ongoing program of professional growth that satisfies personal expectations as a professional.

Other duties as assigned.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Salary: $ 47,500 to $ 73,500 Per Year
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
  • Location Description

    Washington DC, Ward 4 is a residential area that is culturally diverse. Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • To learn more about the school visit our website: https://bridgespcs.org/recruitment


      Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Contracts will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan.

      To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees. Bridges is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

      Job Types: Full-time, Contract

      Pay: $47,500.00 - $73,500.00 per year

      COVID-19 considerations:
      Students and Staff wear masks, daily health screenings, COVID-19 testing. School follows DC Dept. of Health guidelines for schools for program in the management of health and safety due to COVID-19.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Olivia Smith
    • 1250 Taylor Street NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20011

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