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Middle School ENL Teacher - Teach Indy

Middle School ENL Teacher

Adelante Schools at Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School

Middle School English as a New Language Teacher

School Year 2021-22

Indianapolis, IN

Full-time, July 2021 Start



Adelante Schools is a non-profit school management organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, building a network of outstanding public schools in the city serving families with students in grades K-8. Our mission is to create joyous neighborhood schools, preparing all scholars to graduate from college, and lead lives of leadership and service to Indianapolis. We do this work in unity and solidarity with our families and communities.


Adelante Schools seeks highly motivated, mission-oriented, reflective teachers to serve as Middle School English as a New Language (ENL) teachers in a turnaround school setting.


We seek teachers who know that all children are capable of excellence, who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction, who are hungry for feedback, and who are always looking for ways to more effectively reach and inspire our students every day in the classroom.


Uniquely, we seek teachers who are dedicated to being on a founding team of turnaround school teachers. We are looking for teachers who, in close partnership with their principal, grade-level teammates, skills teacher, and many others, are eager to do the heavy lifting of identifying skill gaps in their students and filling them—all while teaching grade-level content and inspiring their students to greatness.


Job Description

The ENL Teacher works with English learners (ELs) in developing English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The ESL teacher collaborates with classroom teachers in ensuring best practices for ELs are implemented throughout the school day and that the ILP is implemented with fidelity. They are responsible for inspiring intellectual curiosity, modeling the joy of learning, and enabling all their students to thrive. Adelante’s ENL Teachers are committed to continuously improving instruction through collaboration as part of a grade-level team. Adelante’s ENL Teachers are eager to develop meaningful relationships with students and families that drive students to love learning and make exceptional academic gains.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards
  • In coordination with the ENL Coordinator, develop individual learning plans (ILPs) for all ESL students.
  • Monitor Fluent English Proficient (FEP) students who have exited from ESL services within the last two years.
  • Maintain cumulative folders with the required paperwork for English learners.
  • Provide language development support via push-in or pull-out model.
  • Utilize WIDA framework and standards in the development of lesson plans.
  • Implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards, and use assessment data to inform instructional practices
  • Engage in regular training with school leaders to benefit from targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum internalization practices, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior
  • Be accountable for student’s mastery of academic standards
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Attend and participate in events outside of normal school hours (e.g., family nights, student performances, field trips, report card nights, Teacher-Family Conferences, etc.)
  • Participate in an annual three-week summer staff orientation and training
  • Is present and engaged at the school from 7:10 AM to 4:10 PM, Monday-Friday
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
  • Proven track record of high achievement in the classroom
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Eagerness for constant observation and feedback
  • Desire to grow professionally
  • The deeply rooted belief that children are capable of reaching the highest bars we set for them
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public district school or urban public charter school setting.
  • Valid Indiana State certification or proof of reciprocal licensure in a different state is required. Applicants in Indiana State-approved alternate certification programs must provide proof of enrollment.


Additional Information

Adelante Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.


Adelante Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Job Type
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
English Language Learning