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Teacher – HS Science ESL (SY 23-24) [One year position]



The Newcomer Academy for Over Age/Under Credited SIFE students will offer morning and evening career pathway programs for Over-Aged and Under-Credited Multilingual Learners in 6 different Career & Technical (CTE) program areas. The General Science Newcomer ESL teacher will work a School Year 10 month; Monday- Friday; 6 hours and 55 minutes beginning no earlier than 10:30 AM and ending no later than 6:30PM. 


Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) seeks an exceptional HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHER who is highly qualified and skillful to join our community of teachers, students and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who seek a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience.


We serve approximately 22,000 students at 37 elementary, middle, and high schools. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin. In PPSD, the teachers and leaders set high expectations for academic achievement, provide equal access to differentiated instruction, and endeavor to close the achievement and opportunity gap among historically marginalized subgroups within the schools.  PPSD is a great place for those who desire an environment that supports their creativity and ingenuity, and respects their credentials and abilities as a teacher. 


Note: Newcomer Teachers receive 5 extra days


REPORTS TO:  Principal


Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor, plans and provides for English as a Second Language instruction to students who have been identified as in need of ESL support by the district’s annual English Language Proficiency assessment.


Additionally, the ESL Teacher will:

Accelerate the learning or acquisition of the academic General Science content and English Language Development 

Implement all district MLL procedures.  Serve as a resource for information regarding students from other language backgrounds.  

Ensures that all four domains of language are incorporated into each lesson in all content areas.

Collaborate with the instructional coach to ensure all students have access to grade level core content 

Provide students with access to synchronous and asynchronous instruction to ensure that they can engage in instruction whether they are in-person daily or are working virtually. 


**Contingent upon funding**




Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.

RIDE Certification Requirements:

  • Secondary Grades General Science Teacher, Grades 7-12 and
  • All Grades English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, Grades PK-12




Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans using instructional materials aligned to grade level standards that facilitate active and engaging learning for all students. 

Provide appropriate scaffolds for Multilingual learners of varying English Language proficiency levels to ensure they can meaningfully access grade level content

Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, using relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction. 

Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities and provide appropriate feedback on assignments. 

Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing a warm, welcoming, and culturally relevant environment.

Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and regularly use data to observe and evaluate student performance and development to adjust teaching strategies. 

Maintain and update accurate and complete records of students' progress and development. 

Communicate information regularly to students, colleagues, and families regarding student progress and student needs in a language they can understand. 

Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities to support all students.

Actively participate in and contribute to department, school, district and parent meetings and professional development.

Make recommendations for students who are being referred or during IEP meetings regarding instruction and assessments.

Assign and grade classwork, homework, tests, and assignments according to state standards. 

Perform other duties as assigned.




Record of involvement in professional organizations (such as National Middle School Association (NMSA), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Children and Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) etc.) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) etc.)

  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC-based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications, email, web applications, and industry specific technology