The mission of Aurora Charter School is to operate a center of learning that embraces academic excellence and celebrates the gift of Latino culture.

Our unique dual language program is designed around the three pillars of dual language education; Bilingualism and Biltieracy, High academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence. We strive to ensure that each child develops strong biliteracy skills, achieves at their highest potential, and develops a socio-cultural competence that helps them develop into noble citizens of our community. 

Position Purpose 
Under the direct supervision of the School Principal, ESL teachers are the language experts in the buildings where he/she serves. Teachers are expected to evaluate, instruct, and improve English proficiency as well as serve as resource to the school for English language concerns.  

School year: 2021-2022

Essential Functions

  • Writes and delivers lesson plans that are engaging and effective per student data
  • Implements classroom instruction that supports the social-emotional growth of students
  • Cultivates positive, collaborative relationships with families and consistent communication with families
  • Assesses and evaluates student growth; action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Creates a classroom culture that develops in students the BE GREAT core values and independent learning skills
  • Participates and grows tremendously during annual four-week staff orientation and training
  • Provides meaningful feedback to colleagues and collaborates and shares ideas and lessons with colleagues  

Additional Duties 

  •  Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 

Equipment 

  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. 

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

  • Demonstrates a classroom culture that is positive and devotes the majority of time to instruction
  • Instills a joy of learning in students and works to develop motivated and self-monitoring learners with the skills to set, monitor and meet academic and SEL needs.
  • Establishes relationships with students’ families, cultivating engaging, rigorous learning environments for our students in and out of the classroom
  • Develops a strong relationship with, and contributes to the development of, fellow teachers; collaborates with all staff members across team, grade level and experience
  • Outstanding classroom management that relies on positive, proactive reinforcement of high behavioral standards
  • Strong relationship builder with students, families, and other staff members
  • Critical thinker with ability to analyze data and adjust plans to improve student achievement
  • Growth mindset and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Ability to work collaboratively and without ego
  • Willingness to place student achievement as highest goal
  • Self-reflective, with a drive to continually grow as a teacher
  • Willingness to work hard and the flexibility to work through start-up challenges
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement technology innovations in the classroom  

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards 

  • Works in standard office and school building environments. 

Qualifications Profile

  • Valid MN State Teaching License in K-12 ESL 
  • Teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required 
  • Proficiency in Spanish in oral and written form preferred, but not required.