Tindley Genesis Academy

Tindley Genesis Academy:

“Academic Excellence Through the Arts”

This is our motto at Tindley Genesis Academy (TGA) where we believe that academic excellence can be achieved at its fullest potential with and through the music and the arts.

We believe it’s critical for elementary school students to begin preparing for rigorous middle school, high school and college opportunities at a young age. That’s why our students participate in a challenging and interactive curriculum based on the same accelerated model used at the Tindley high school and middle schools. Tindley Genesis also provides exceptional instruction in music and infuses performing arts skills into the general education setting.

Ultimately, our students will possess the confidence, academic ability and resiliency to overcome obstacles on their journey toward academic and professional success.

The key to getting our students started on this journey is a stellar ensemble of teachers who not only expect excellence, but also ensure that all of their actions promote the excellence for which they strive.

TGA is the Indiana’s first and only music-focused accelerated elementary school. Teaching and leading at TGA is an incredible opportunity to build a learning community from the ground up.

Tindley Genesis Academy is currently recruiting for the following position(s):

  1. ELL Teacher 

Experience preferred. Must be licensed.

See licensing requirement at
http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing and apply at https://license.doe.in.gov/


General Description:

Under general supervision, the English Language Learner Teacher, also known as the ELL Teacher, serves as a specialist for students who are learning English as a second language. The ELL teacher works in a program designed to provide direct English Language Development instruction in small group and individual student settings. In addition to this specific individualized instruction, the ELL teacher may assist general education classroom teachers with the selection of appropriate curricula and the development of appropriate strategies to meet the unique needs of English Language Learners. The ELL teacher will follow the regulations associated ELD standards and reporting requirements that pertain to Title III. The ELL teacher works under the supervision of the principal.

Job Description:

  • Provide language instruction to English Learners in an inclusive setting using a variety of instructional strategies.
  • Advocate for the needs of ELL with teachers and leaders.
  • In conjunction with the ELL Coordinator, administer the WAPT, WIDA SCREENER and WIDA ACCESS.
  • Support the ELL coordinator with professional development, when necessary.
  • Be a resource for colleagues specifically in regards to the needs of ELL students
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines for ELL students (IDEA, LAU, ESSA).
  • Keep records of language instruction and content instruction for each ELL student.
  • Monitor student language progress
  • Build relationships within the school community e.g. parents, guardians, community stakeholders
  • Collaborate with teachers to modify and adapt lesson plans to meet the needs of all ELL students.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the ELL Coordinator and building principals.

Must be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Analyze complex problems and issues, and participate in the determination of alternative solutions and decisions.



An ideal candidate for a TGA teaching position will possess:

  • Experience working with English Language Learners
  • Certified in ENL, ESL, or other related fields
  • Bilingual, preferred
  • Passionate and joyful commitment to fulfilling our mission
  • Demonstrated success teaching low-income students in an urban setting


Our employees are our most valuable asset. Each employee is an integral part of our operation and success. We also ask our employees that they do anything and everything that is possible to drive our mission. As such, it is our goal to attract, motivate, and retain top talent by providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full-time employees. We offer competitive base salaries plus add-ons for teaching experience and advanced degrees.

Tindley offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Bundled Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Tindley Paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • Access to additional group term life insurance
  • Tindley paid Critical Illness, Short Term and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Flexible Spending Account
  • Access to Voluntary Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident Insurance
  • Access to Indiana’s Teacher or Public Retirement System (Pension Plan)

Professional Enrichment Program:

Under the direction of our Curriculum Team, our teachers learn professionally and educationally acceptable methods, strategies, and techniques to manage their classrooms and develop the skills that are associated with highly effective teachers. Administrators are involved in our Annual Institute Programs as well as regular professional development opportunities.

Student Loan Forgiveness:

You may be eligible for student loan forgiveness of FFEL and/or Direct Loan Programs, through the U.S. Department of Education, if you work for us.

Job Type
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
Grade Categories
English Language Learning
Job Subjects
English Language Learning