ELL Teacher, 9-12 (anticipated)

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JOB TITLE:            ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER TEACHER, 9-12 (anticipated)

*NOTE:   This is a generalized job description. Specific teaching assignments may vary somewhat in essential functions and requirements. Applicants should be made aware of specific requirements prior to employment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Valid Nebraska Certificate with appropriate endorsement in subject area. ELL endorsement preferred
  • Successful teaching and/or practice teaching experience
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate
  • Successfully pass district background check

REPORTS TO:    Building Administrator          

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:  Building Administrator

JOB GOAL:   To organize and conduct a learning situation which will enable students to master appropriate levels of subject matter, increase fluency and skill in communications; develop an appreciation of culture and heritage and a respect for the rights of others.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Nine-month school year as established by the Board of Education  

EVALUATION:          Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy.


  • Consistent and punctual “on site” attendance at the worksite is an essential job function
  • Assess ELL student language and ability levels.
  • Work with a wide variety of language levels and abilities in the same class.
  • Combine reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a multi-level classroom
  • Knowledgeable in a variety of content areas
  • Plan, coordinate and implement standardized and informal assessments to determine appropriate levels of student services.
  • Translate and differentiate content area materials from other classes to meet current student needs.
  • Diagnose student needs and communicate individual student needs to content are teachers.
  • Advocate for students in collaborating with content area teachers.
  • Establish and maintain clear classroom expectations and procedures.
  • Assist content area teachers to understand ELL student needs.
  • Actively participate in weekly PLC planning meetings and collaborate with content area teachers on modification of materials.
  • Follow student progress in classes and actively monitor grades and credits toward graduation.
  • Communicate school information to parents in a variety of ways.


  • Student behavior does not detract from the effective learning climate in the classroom
  • Teacher exhibits patience, openness, and concern in dealing with students
  • Rapport within and outside the classroom evidences mutual respect between the students and teacher
  • Teacher exhibits tact and self-control in dealing with parents
  • Teacher accepts feedback from administrators with self-reflection and a growth mindset


  • Periodically issues communication forms and grade reports
  • Suggests positive recommendations for the continuing review and development of curriculum
  • Remains current with professional training and shows evidence of regular professional growth
  • Actively participates at scheduled staff meetings, PLC’s, and serves on educational committees
  • Assumes responsibility periodically for conferences with parents
  • Recognizes the extra curriculum program as integral to the educational development of the child
  • Performs other duties within the scope of employment and certification as assigned by the appropriate administrator

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Skills in leadership, organization, problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Skills in human relations; ability to deal with a variety of people
  • Ability to work under stress
  • Skills in assessment and evaluationThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to work varied hours as requested including early mornings and evenings on occasion.
  • Ability to work in a smoke-free and drug-free work environment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Strength, movement, auditory, taste/smell, and vision demands specific to job.
  • Manual dexterity to handle computer and phone requirements.
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Additional Information

This positions begins in August, 2024

Salary information can be found here:  https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org/district/business-services/employment-compensation-and-agreements/certified-employees.html

View our video at https://youtu.be/1NB1fhu3fuo.

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Angie Baumann
(p) (402) 644-2500 1112
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

Please apply through the NPS website: