2018-2019 Middle School ELL Teacher

Job Type

Full Time




3927 28th Street
Long Island City
United States


Mission Statement: Growing Up Green Charter School empowers children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders of the future.

School Culture: GUGCS teaches students our school culture through the acronym GREEN: Growing, Respectful, Empowered, Environmentally Aware, and Now. Through assemblies, class meetings, and various lessons students are taught the expectations of our GREEN culture.

Vision: At GUGCS, we envision an inclusive and diverse school community that places students powerfully at the center of their education through authentic, relevant and rigorous learning experiences, grounded in inquiry; a community that is devoted to doing the work needed to create a space where equity in regards to race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, and ability, is a given.


• Facilitate push-in and pull-out direct instruction with English Language Learners, (ELLs), as 

well as former ELLs

• Collaborate and co-plan with classroom teachers to scaffold GUGCS curricular programs for 


• Coordinate and administer New York state-required assessments, such as the NYSITELL 

and NYSESLAT, in order to identify incoming ELLs and monitor the language acquisition of 

current ELLs 

• Provide staff with guidance on communicating appropriately and effectively with families who 

require interpretation and/or translation services 

• Review formal and informal assessment data with classroom teachers and/or advisors in 

order to track student progress and ensure the appropriate amount of support

• Keep parents informed of student performance and progress

• Employ approaches that address multiple types of learners, (visual, sensory, kinesthetic, 


• Collaborate with grade team to integrate curriculum across subject areas

• Use the Responsive Classroom/Developmental Designs model for community-building and 

behavior management strategies

• Maintain organized records of anecdotal notes and assessments

• Use data collected on assessments to modify unit plans, inform groupings, and to support 

student referrals

• Participate in grade team and curricular planning meetings

• Create and maintain an engaging and organized physical classroom environment, making 

learning accessible to all students

• Actively participate in school community through weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, 

staff committees, school events, etc.

• Work with instructional coach on specific goals throughout the year

• Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback

• Collaborate with Support Services department (learning specialists, related service 

providers) to best target student learning goals

• Use weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner

• Create units of study using Understanding by Design (UBD) practices

• Lead a daily advisory group

• Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, 

including those at-risk

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School's mission and green theme
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom and/or Developmental Designs
  • Experience in environmental education a plus
  • Experience with technology integration
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Master's Degree required
  • At least one year experience teaching English Language Learners
  • At least two years classroom teaching experience in the middle school grades
  • Teaching Certificate in TESOL
  • Candidates fluent in a language other than English are highly encouraged to apply.

Required Certificates & Licenses: Teaching certificate, NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Growing Up Green is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

Please submit a resume and cover letter, attention School Leaders, to the address below. In your cover letter please address the following questions:

What prior experiences qualify you for this position? What experience, if any, do you have with green principles and sustainability?

ONLINE: Please follow this link to apply online:


FAX: (347) 642-4310

POSTAL MAIL: Growing Up Green, Attn: School Leaders

36-49 11th Street

Long Island City, NY 11101

No phone calls please.

For more information about our school, please check our website: www.gugcs.org