Multilingual Learner Teacher of Record (ToR)- Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

We are proactively hiring this role for the 2024-2025 school year. The general salary range is $50-$72K and includes full benefits (below):

The Multilingual Learner Teacher of Record (ML TOR) will serve as a member of the instructional team at the Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and will be a member of a school community with an educational model that complements the acclaimed barrier removal work Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana does at The Excel Centers, Nurse-Family Partnership, and other award-winning programs.  The teacher will facilitate learning for students in classes ranging from grades 9-12 in a “best fit” environment for teenagers with significant barriers to education. The teacher uses a variety of concepts and methods which include real-world simulations and applications of ML best practices,  inquiry, teaching with manipulatives, use of technology, project-based learning, and differentiated instruction.   With our core values of Professional, Unstoppable, Motivated, Accountable, and Supportive, the school priorities include:

  • High rigor, high support instruction to close academic gaps and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities.
  • Trauma-informed social-emotional learning.
  • Student and family empowerment through coordination with a robust student services team of coaches, counselors, and more.

The English Language Teacher of Record (ML ToR) plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for multi-language learning students in accordance with a student’s Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). The ML ToR creates a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students around building English language proficiency when assisted with supplemental aids, accommodations, and other needed supports. The ML ToR role may vary across local contexts, IDOE has defined minimum expected responsibilities for the ML ToR to assist local education agencies as they ensure compliance with federal requirements. The position works with the instructional team in meeting the educational goals and adhering to the Indiana State Standards as well as continuously improving curriculum and instruction.

Example Duties and Activities

  • Assures the required timely communication with guardians concerning their student’s Multilingual Learner (ML) status via the Annual Parent Notification Letter and additional guardian communication on ML program-related information such as WIDA ACCESS results, notification of students who are exiting ML services, etc.
  • Offers ML assistance within the classroom to create opportunities for joint productive activities between MLs and their native-English-speaking peers.
  • Assists in providing training to the Table of Specification and surpasses training on instructional expectations of all teachers of MLs, which includes Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) and WIDA Standards implementation.
  • Facilitates and implements the formal monitoring process for students who have exited ML services for two years after their reclassification.
  • Provides ML expertise to case conferences for MLs with disabilities, MTSS meetings, referrals for Special Education evaluation, referrals for high-ability programming, and other school-based processes pertaining to ML students.
  • Provides direct supervision by meeting regularly (minimally weekly) with certified teachers adequately trained in language acquisition to ascertain instructional needs and to plan English language development for the student.
  • Assesses and evaluates ML progress using the local agencies’ progress monitoring process.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
  • Partners with classroom teachers, students, and guardians in creating ILP and ensures the classroom teachers have access to and are implementing the accommodations and modifications within the ILP with fidelity.
  • Ensures consistent and frequent collaboration with classroom teachers to ensure instruction and assessment are appropriate for the students at their current level of English proficiency.
  • Administers WIDA placement tests and the annual ACCESS assessments.
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of student learning and effective teaching strategies for linguistically diverse students, including Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), and provides professional development for staff on topics such as ML instructional best practices, data analysis, differentiation of assessments, etc.
  • Fosters a structured and supportive classroom environment that is consistent with school agreements, is trauma-informed, and provides students with frequent feedback to support their social-emotional development.
  • Identifies and tracks relevant student, school data, staff performance to set improvement and/or achievement goals and to drive future evaluation and feedback.
  • Develops personal professional/performance goals and action plans to reach goals. Reflects on prior goals and makes adjustments to professional practice and goals.
  • Sets and maintains a high-performance culture for staff and students.
  • Builds relationships with students and their webs of support.  Communicates strengths and challenges frequently and uses restorative approaches to resolve conflict.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to refer and connect students to wraparound services including Family Empowerment Coaching for internal and community resources, Social-Emotional Learning, Special Education, and more.
  • Supports the school community by attending extracurricular events such as athletic contests and family nights.

Required Competencies

  • Degree and Credential Requirements – Bachelor’s degree in subject specialty and a current Indiana English as a New Language (ENL) Professional Educator license.
  • Instructional Strategies – Employs various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct and engage students, such as communicating content in terms they can comprehend, organizing talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Uses a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners’ level, goals, and priorities which increase student achievement results.
  • Communication Skills – Articulates thoughts and expresses ideas effectively using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to comprehend others’ needs. Delivers information in person, in writing, and in a digital world.
  • Information Monitoring/Reporting – Collects and reviews information to manage or improve the achievement of learning goals.
  • Building Collaborative Relationships – Develops, maintains, and strengthens partnerships at all levels with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Is able to receive as well as provide feedback to improve performance or processes.
  • Adaptability – Maintains effectiveness when experiencing shifts in priorities; adjusts effectively while maintaining a positive learning environment.
  • Technical Knowledge – Has working knowledge of G Suite and/or MS Office.

Preferred Competencies

  • Industry Standards – Displays a working knowledge of the Indiana Academic Standards, Indiana Graduation Pathways, Next Level Programs of Study, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills and knowledge of disciplinary literacy.
  • Teaching Expertise – Plans and delivers instruction and evaluation of student learning, ideally for high school-age students in a nontraditional and/or in an adult education setting.
  • Diversity Awareness – Works with diverse populations including people who have experienced barriers to their education.


Other Requirements

  • Background Screening – All candidates must pass a pre-employment background check.

Benefits: Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

– Continuing education and leadership development as well as tuition reimbursement

– Comprehensive health plan

– Generous paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays

– Sabbatical and parental leaves

– Life, dental and vision insurance

– Short- and long-term disability plans

– Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program

– Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account, and premiums

– Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible


– Eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

Goodwill Education Initiatives

Goodwill strongly believes it is essential to raise education attainment levels in Indiana. Not only are the lifetime earnings of high school graduates significantly higher than those of dropouts, children of high school graduates are 50% less likely to drop out of high school than the children of dropouts are. Goodwill provides opportunities for adults (The Excel Center) and youth (Indianapolis Metropolitan High School).

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Charter High School

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a free public school offering a high school education to students in grades 9-12. Indianapolis Met is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstance that may present a barrier to education. Our school places an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a living wage post-graduation.

Indianapolis Met is designed to serve students who are experiencing circumstances that may become barriers to their education.

Job Type
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher, English Language Learning, Instructional Support, Other
School Year