ESL Teacher (PT or FT)

Website Capstone Education Group

Model:
Currently serving 1,400 students in prekindergarten-8th grade as part of Tennessee’s Achievement School District (ASD) and Tennessee Public Charter School Commission (the Commission), CEG equips all students with the Wisdom and Knowledge necessary to succeed in college and to become leaders in their community. With more than a decade of charter school experience in Memphis, CEG provides a distinctive, quality public education to low-income families in Memphis’ Binghampton, Frayser, Parkway Village and surrounding communities. CEG’s structure, perspective, methods, and systems are based on successful urban schools around the country and includes:

  • Intense focus on the core subjects: reading and math
  • More time learning created by an extended school day
  • Standards-based lesson plans, curriculum, and assessments
  • Intentional character and leadership development
  • Early dismissal on Fridays for planning and professional development
  • Full behavior teams, counselors, a nurse and three academic coaches to support classroom teachers
  • Opportunities for educators to have leadership roles in which they can lead and serve as grade chairs and master teachers

Results from TN Ready Assessments:

  • Lester Prep earned a TVAAS 5, the highest score the state gives to a school, for a record 3 years in a row
  • Cornerstone Prep Denver received a TVAAS 5 for three of the past four years
  • Cornerstone Prep Denver earned the highest overall proficiency rate in the entire district, making it the highest performing school in the ASD and setting the ASD record for highest overall rate of proficiency in math ever recorded
  • Lester Prep tied the ASD record for the highest middle school math score ever in the district
  • CEG had the highest performing school in the district for the fourth consecutive year
  • Since 2012, CEG has successfully launched two elementary schools and one middle school, has launched a 4th school in the fall of 2022, has set ASD records for math achievement and 3 consecutive years of TVAAS 5 growth, has earned priority school exit status by turning around the lowest performing school in the state, and has scored in the 90th percentile in growth for 3 years in a row on a nationally recognized test.

Mission:

Capstone Education Group equips all students with the Wisdom and Knowledge necessary to succeed in college and to become leaders in their community.

Job Expectations:

  • Work with the Dean of Instruction to design and implement outstanding curriculum, language and instructional strategies to ensure all ESL students achieve at high levels
  • Produce dramatic and consistent student achievement gains for all ESL students
  • Create an ESL program whose goal is to equip ESL students to be successful in the classroom with all other students
  • Work with interpreters and other partners to communicate effectively with parents who may have no working knowledge of the English language
  • Use a combination of inclusion and pullout strategies to best educate all ESL students
  • Facilitate ESL assessments with proper support and accommodations
  • Equip teachers with effective ESL modifications in the classroom
  • Work with partners throughout the community to meet non-academic needs of student
  • Willingness to work in an extended day environment
  • Other duties as assigned by a supervisor or other member of the organization’s leadership team. These duties will be in support of the organization’s mission but may or may not be directly related to the other tasks or the job title found on this job description

Qualifications:

  • Active Tennessee teaching licensure in ESL
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in ESL/TESOL/TEFL or a closely related field (such as Linguistics or Language Education)
  • Native-level fluency in English
  • Belief that there is not a more urgent task than to provide an outstanding education to students from urban backgrounds
  • Willingness to “sweat the small staff” and utilize every minute of every day to accomplish the mission
  • An unwavering conviction that all students can achieve at high levels when provided an environment of high expectations
  • Commitment to do whatever it takes to prepare all students for college success
  • Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, passion and energy
  • Ability to work well in a team of high-performers
  • Goal-driven, self-reflective and analytical problem solver
  • Willingness to be a team player and at times take on duties above and beyond those listed
  • Growth mindset displayed by openness to feedback and immediate application of that feedback
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Belief in the CEG mission and best practices as found in the CEG Blueprint
  • Value common language, assessments, and systems in every CEG school

Capstone Education Group:

  • Capstone Education Group leads four charter schools: Cornerstone Prep Denver Campus (prek-5), Cornerstone Prep Lester Campus (prek-5), Cornerstone Prep School in Parkway Village (k), and Lester Prep (6-8).
  • Capstone Education Group’s Vision: CEG equips all students with the Wisdom and Knowledge necessary to succeed in college and to become leaders in their community.
  • Visit www.capstoneeducationgroup.org for more information on Capstone Education Group and the schools.

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