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Multilingual Specialist - Teach Indy

Multilingual Specialist

Monarca Academy
The Opportunity 

 

Monarca Academy, which will be opening its doors to students in grade 6-8 in fall 2022, is a community of social justice-minded and equity-oriented educators working to provide an identity-safe, and affirming, space that embraces and lifts up the brilliance of all students. At Monarca Academy, we eliminate barriers to success for all students; recognizing that our systems are what need to be “fixed” rather than our students. We recognize that these deficit perspectives have too long impacted the way in which we serve our students and communities. Inspired by the Latinx and immigrant experience, we develop leaders through high academic standards (Ganas), cultural responsiveness (Orgullo), and community building (Comunidad). 

 

We are eagerly seeking a founding team to exemplify this model and build the culture to live out our mission. If you are interested in a collaborative environment that combines an asset-based philosophy with high expectations for learning, we hope you will consider applying to join our professional learning community in service of our students. 

 

School Model – 

At Monarca, we utilize the three values of Ganas (Perseverance), Orgullo (Pride), and Comunidad (Community) as our foundation. We want these values to be not only how we build our model for culture and academics, but how we operate and our way of being in all interactions, with our students, families, each other, and within ourselves. We leverage these three values to constantly reflect on how we show up for our students, how our teaching is shaped by our lived experiences and identities, and how we shape the sense of belonging we create for students. Please visit our website at https://www.monarcaacademy.org/  to learn more about each of the core components of our school model. 

 

Job Responsibilities – 

 All Multilingual Learner Specialist work priorities revolve around the following domains:

GANAS
Provide high-quality instruction to promote academic success for students
  • Plan and facilitate training related to furthering knowledge around supporting multilingual learners, including, but not limited to: WIDA, SIOP, ACCESS testing, and ELL Levels
  • Collaborate with general education teachers and give feedback on lessons and/or instruction, as needed, to ensure students are receiving appropriate accommodations as dictated by their ILPs.  
  • Participate in weekly team and content area meetings, during which time special focus should be given to supporting, and monitoring progress of, multilingual learners. 
  • Administer ACCESS testing annually to measure student growth in language acquisition; utilizing assessment data to tailor ILPs 
  • Assist with, and at times facilitate, execution of the Multilingual learner curriculum
  • Provide direct, in-class support to students, via individualized/small group instruction or co-teaching to differentiate instruction based on the needs of the ELL students in an effort to create a rigorous and identity-safe learning environment 
ORGULLO
Create the environment and relationships that encourage students to engage in cognitive risks 
  • Collaborate with teachers around lesson design to make instruction inclusive of students’ language needs, leveraging native language literacy as a vehicle for learning
  • Build and promote a culture of belongingness for students and staff, centered on an asset-based mindset about others, honoring the beauty and brilliance of their lived experiences and identities
  • Actively contribute to Monarca’s commitment to developing a diverse and equitable environment
COMUNIDAD
Build a collectivist culture that empowers and values our community
  • Create Individualized Language Plans in coordination with families and teachers, disseminating these plans to all colleagues serving these students
  • Leverage a lens of cultural competence when collaborating with families, seeking to learn from them and honor the insight they share about their child’s language needs 
  • Promote family engagement and community empowerment by developing a partnership with caretakers and stakeholders through ongoing positive communication, home visits, and other activities that encourage active participation in student learning
Ongoing Development and Other Responsibilities 
  • Participate as part of the Core Leadership Team to coordinate the Title III, ELL, and Refugee logistics 
  • Coordinate with the IDOE English Learning & Migrant Education office and ensure that the IDOE Information & Resources for Parents  is modified for use at Monarca Academy
  • Participate in collaborative coaching, reflecting on instructional practice and mindsets, receiving and providing critical feedback, and implementing shifts in instruction
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and implement this learning in the classroom to best serve students. Topics include but are not limited to: Monarca Academy guiding philosophies, Universal Design for Learning and Culturally-Relevant Pedagogy, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
  • Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year.  This could include but not is limited to: arrival/lunch/dismissal duties, attending staff and student field trips, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, clerical duties, and other events involving parents and students as needed. These events will be communicated to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, LICENSURE, AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Teaching experience of 1 year in grades 6-8 is preferred 
  • Hold a valid current Indiana Teacher’s License with appropriate endorsement in grades 6-8 
  • Endorsement in English as a New Language

 

LICENSURE, QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Proficient in computer software necessary for communication in person or online.  Includes but not limited to Word, Excel, Powerpoint and online communication tools such as Zoom, Teams, Hangouts, or others
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, extending to interpersonal skills with student, parents, and community members
  • Ability to set and meet goals and deadlines
  • Satisfactory completion of local, state, and federal criminal history checks

 

DISCLOSURES:

Alianza Community Schools offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. 

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Alianza Community Schools hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. 

 

JOB TYPE:

Full Time

 

Starting Teacher Salary:

$48,000 (Commensurate with Experience)

 

Benefits: 
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • 401(k)
  • PTO

 

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Job Type
Full-Time
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Job Subjects
English Language Learning