20-21 English Language Development Teacher

ACE Charter Schools

About the organization

Join ACE: Where Students Realize Their Extraordinary Potential

We are the only charter school in California that strategically recruits students and families that have been left behind by the current education system. As a result, 92% of our students are considered low-income and 50% are classified as English-Learners. After 10 years, our model is beginning to see results: 95% of the ACE High School Class of 2016 have persisted to their 2nd year of college. Our family includes school leaders, staff, the central office, and our alumni; we are eager for you to join us!


We are looking for exceptional English Language Development (ELD) educators to join our team! With 50% of our students classified as English-Learners, our ELD Teachers are critical to achieving our mission. As an ELD Teacher you will work to provide direct English Language Development instruction in the classroom, small groups and/or individual student settings. You are insatiably curious about how to motivate students to engage in learning through community building and rigorous, standards-aligned instruction. You integrate strategies for English Learners and students with disabilities seamlessly into your lessons. Above all, you are a patient optimist - you believe that every student is capable of graduating from college.

This role reports to the school principal.

Design and instruct students using effective research based instructional practices that address the cultural context of English learners and in alignment with the standards for English Language Development (ELD).
Provide instruction for Integrated and Designated ELD times based on site needs.
Differentiate lesson plans to engage and challenge students.
Assist in the implementation of the ELD program and provide support to teachers as they implement a balanced program designed to meet the needs of all English Learners.
Track Response to Intervention (RTI) data to monitor student progress.
Support and coordinate ELAC meetings and reclassification process.


Education & Experience

You hold a bachelor’s degree.
You have a valid California State Teaching Credential and a valid English Learner authorization (e.g. CLAD, BCLAD) or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state is required.

Possession of either Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate; Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate; Bilingual Certificate of Competence (BCC); or Language Development Specialist (LDS) certificate.
Knowledge of teaching methods and strategies which are highly effective for English learners, Common Core Standards, ELD standards as well as secondary curriculum and materials.
You have teaching experience in San Jose or a community with similar demographics.
You are a mission-driven individual who has experience working with diverse student populations, including English language learners and students with disabilities.

Physical Demands

To perform essential functions for the role, you should be able to:
Talk, hear and communicate with both adults and children
Use hands or fingers to handle objects, tools, or controls
Walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms
Occasionally lift or move up to 30 pounds and climb ladders
In terms of vision, have close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus



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