Topeka Public Schools USD 501ELL Teacher

Topeka Public Schools USD 501

ELL Teacher (7256)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleELL Teacher
Posting ID7256

Reports To:  Director, ELL Department and School Principal


Position Purpose:   

Educators of ELL students demonstrate a commitment to learning for all students by maintaining organized, student-centered classrooms utilizing  push-in and/or pull-out instruction, by presenting content-rich and standards-based lessons and activities, by meeting individual needs through the use of assessments and data, and by using a variety of instructional strategies that are reflective of current best practices and research.       


The ELL teacher maintains, organizes, and administers ELL programs, activities, and curricula.



  • Must meet Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) licensure requirements.
  • Must have an ESOL endorsement.
  • Strong classroom management skills and attention to detail.
  • The ability to work with professional colleagues and the general public.
  • The ability to instruct and relate to non-English speaking students from varying backgrounds and academic skill levels.
  • Academic preparation or teaching experience with English Learners.


Physical/Emotional Requirements:  (The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day.)


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people. 


Performance Responsibilities: 

  • Prepares instructional materials for ELL students
  • Assists the classroom teacher in individualizing instruction for ELL students
  • Works with individual students and small groups
  • Provides an individualized language acquisition program for each student
  • Communicates with parents regarding students' progress, fosters positive school/home relationships, and suggests home activities that will enhance student success in school
  • Helps the classroom teacher locate translating and interpreting services
  • Communicates high expectations to all learners
  • Provides building level professional development
  • Seeks, listens, and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and concerns
  • Incorporates the use of appropriate technology
  • Implements the district-adopted curriculum
  • Develops lesson plans by incorporating standard-based, effective lesson design
  • Uses a variety of research-based instructional practices and current resources that support instructional goals and student needs
  • Models and facilitates higher-order thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and flexibility
  • Integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction routinely
  • Uses a variety of data in making instructional decisions
  • Makes students aware of assessment standards/learner expectations
  • Assists students in developing self-assessment skills
  • Maintains up-to-date records of student progress
  • Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment
  • Develops, models, and practices procedures and routines
  • Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior and applies appropriate consequences
  • Demonstrates conflict resolution skills
  • Models enthusiasm for learning and teaching
  • Treats students, patrons, and colleagues with dignity and respect
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Uses monitoring techniques to facilitate learning
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how subject matter/disciplines are integrated
  • Demonstrates how subject matter is organized
  • Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships
  • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with district testing program
  • Administers, scores, and interprets individual diagnostic tests and local and state assessments including the annual Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA)
  • Gathers and submits necessary paperwork and documentation for annual September 20 audit
  • Determines from diagnostic tests the potential, the instructional level, and the strengths and weaknesses of the student’s performance
  • Submits an end-of-year report and other information requested
  • Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
  • Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the superintendent or designee may assign, which may include facilitating or helping to prepare professional development sessions for school or district.

Terms of Employment:

9 month teacher contract; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.



Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Certified Personnel.


Significant associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$41,500.00 / Per Year
LocationEisenhower Middle School

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/04/2019
End Date07/28/2019