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Teacher, High School ELL (English Language Learners)

Kent, Washington, West, USA
Start date
Start August 2016
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor


 As an English Language Learners (ELL) teacher, candidate will teach high school (grades 9-12) students in the English Language Learners program.  Focus of the position will be development of spoken and written language.


Washington State certification with appropriate endorsement(s) required and must be on file prior to beginning work


ELL endorsement, or currently in a program working towards an ELL endorsement

Ability to enrich and understand the district’s diverse student, staff and community needs with various cultural experiences and second language skills

Major in English as a Second Language/English Language Learners

Experience teaching high school students  

Demonstrated successful experience with ELL students

Demonstrated ability to teach various levels of ELL conversation, writing and reading

Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a variety of students who speak different languages individually and in small groups as well as working with and supporting content level teachers in core instruction.

Demonstrated successful experience with multi-sensory teaching strategies and teaching language sheltered content classes

Demonstrated ability to organize and maintain program records

Ability to establish rapport with staff, students, community, and create strong interagency linkages

Candidate should be knowledgeable of differing student learning styles

Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community

Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics

Desired teacher characteristics are:  flexibility; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability to learn new ideas and skills; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; knowledge of current approaches to teaching; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Kent-Meridian High School is a 9-12 high school of over 2100 students located within the city of Kent.  KM serves a richly diverse student population (75% students of color, 33% of students served in either ELL or SE, 71 different languages spoken); ethnically, racially, and socio-economically (70+% free/reduced lunch). There is a strong commitment by the staff and administration at KM to successfully prepare all students to be successful when they graduate.  To ensure this commitment KM has converted to a full Standards-based Instruction and grading system. Our transparent Standards-based grading system ensures students are assessed on specific standards and skills tied to scales that are meaningful and frequently measured. Our School Improvement plan is based on rigor, relevance, and relationships. In addition, Kent-Meridian offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for students in grades 11 and 12 as well as rigorous Honors programs in the 9th and 10th grade.  Kent-Meridian also offers the Technology Academy as well as a variety of co-curricular programs including sports, music, theater, and special interest activities.