English Language Arts Teacher / ESOL Specialist

Atlanta, Georgia
$36,000- $40,000
May 28, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

English Language Arts Teacher / ESOL Specialist  

The Opportunity: 

The English Language Arts Teacher/ESOL Specialist is a full-time (approximately 32 hours/week) teaching position that requires an experienced educational professional who is committed to excellent teaching, lifelong learning, and strengths-based pedagogy. The ELA Teacher  will facilitate the learning of English to students and will grow to provide leadership to staff in the areas of teaching English Language Arts and reading through an ESOL informed lens, and must be open to collaboration and curriculum development. The ELA Teacher/ESOL Specialist will report to the Director of Education & Impact, working closely with the Education Team, and must be willing and able to coordinate work with volunteers and tutors. 


  • Teach English Language Arts and Guided Reading classes and facilitate morning advisory classes. 
  • Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development for Guided Reading classes, STEAM integrated units of study, literacy workshops, summer clubs, and specials classes.  
  • Document curriculum and instruction and create differentiated units of study and lesson plans for students.  
  • Manage volunteers in the classroom setting.  
  • Collaborate with faculty on publications and presentations to share teaching and learning models.  
  • Collaborate with staff, families, and community partners to provide culturally responsive, real world learning experiences.  
  • Lead one annual Authors’ Tea (student learning showcase).  
  • Integrate arts, social and emotional learning, and restorative practices into curriculum and instruction.  
  • Attend meetings and contribute to staff professional development sessions.  
  • Maintain state teaching certification.  
  • Contribute to a culture that values community, collaboration, and lifelong learning. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Teaching degree and certification (primary & middle preferred)  
  • ESOL certification and experience 
  • English Language Arts certification and experience 
  • Three or more years classroom teaching experience and demonstrated high-quality classroom instruction 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Willingness to embrace an organizational culture that values strengths-based learning and restorative and trauma informed practices 
  • Passion for empowering and educating refugee young women who face structural barriers to their education. 
  • Proficiency working with multilingual, multicultural communities and a personal commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Self-motivated and proactive commitment to ongoing learning and improvement, both as an individual and as part of a whole staff team. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience using Guided Reading teaching and assessment approaches 
  • Experience using Lucy Caulkins Writing Workshop approach 
  • Experience using WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessments) with English Learners 
  • Experience teaching emergent literacy  
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for arts integrated learning 
  • Enthusiasm for learning and sharing through presentations & publications 
  • Experience co-teaching 
  • Experience working with newcomer or SLIFE students  
  • Experience incorporating restorative and trauma-informed practices in the classroom 
  • Leadership experience 
  • Experience using Google Drive 

Job Type: Exempt, full-time [ 

Salary range is $36,000- $40,000.  All full time employees are eligible to participate and join in GVP’s health, dental and life insurance plans. GVP provides the opportunity to work within a vibrant community dedicated to teaching and learning, social justice, and service. We are located in downtown Decatur, across the street from the Decatur MARTA station. The position requires a criminal background check.  

About Global Village Project: 

As the only school in the U.S. for refugee girls, Global Village Project removes the barriers to refugee girls’ learning and amplifies their voices as creative young leaders. GVP’s full day academic program serves 40-50 refugee young women from Clarkston, Georgia, and students pay no tuition. A model for innovative, equitable refugee education, GVP builds on our students’ existing strengths to support them in becoming highly successful students and empowered citizens.  

GVP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, social class, marital status, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, and those with refugee and immigrant backgrounds who are excited about contributing to our mission.  

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and teaching certifications to jobs@globalvillageproject.org with ELA Teacher/ESOL Specialist in the subject line. Resumes and cover letters can also be mailed to Global Village Project c/o Denise Reidy-Puckett, P.O. Box 1548, Decatur, GA 30031. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. 


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