Elementary Newcomer Teacher Leader - 10 Month TSA .5 FTE; Eligibility Pool (2020-21)

Location Varies, Oakland, California

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Date Posted October 16, 2020
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Not Specified
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Various openings at various sites @ .5 FTE - There is also a POOL posting for this position at 1.0 FTE.
This position holds role of teacher and staff resource and will focus on supporting instruction, academic success and overall inclusion of Newcomer students. Work will include but is not limited to:
  • Provide direct instructional support of newcomers in both push-in and pull-out contexts for a suggested 50% or more of ENTL’s work time:
    • Examine newcomer assessment data (e.g. initial ELPAC) in order to create newcomer pull-out groups
    • Utilize district-recommended curricula with appropriate modifications
    • Engage in co-planning and co-teaching with mainstream teachers to support newcomers in mainstream classrooms
  • Conduct diagnostic and formative assessments of students throughout the school year to monitor growth and adjust instruction
    • Provide professional development for teachers and other staff around addressing the needs of newcomer students
    • Consult with teachers/staff to collaboratively develop best approaches for supporting newcomer students within mainstream classrooms
    • Participate in classroom walkthroughs and newcomer shadowing in order to monitor uptake of scaffolding and other newcomer support strategies
    • Survey staff and analyze data to determine progress toward building collective efficacy around newcomer instruction
    • Advocate for equitable newcomer access to school- and community-based services and resources, including student leadership, restorative justice, extracurricular activities, after school programming, and summer opportunities
    • Promote OUSD’s Sanctuary District messaging and policies
      • Participate in district-organized PL to develop knowledge and skills connected to newcomer learning needs
      • Participate in district-organized learning communities with others from school site in order to develop plans for
        • Systematic school intake and orientation
        • Assessment and progress monitoring
        • Family involvement
      • Seek out and leverage opportunities to get student voice and engagement in the ongoing development of supports.
      • Foster newcomer family involvement in school and amplify their voices in school decision making
If you are a motivated, certified teacher, we invite you to join a team of professional educators that have a daily impact on the lives of their students and the Oakland community.
Who we are:
OUSD is a diverse urban school district that is intensely focused on student achievement. A national model of urban reform and a living example of multiculturalism in action, OUSD has strong community relationships and a variety of schools to meet our students’ needs.
Where we are located:
OUSD is located within the vibrant and ever growing city of Oakland. Oakland is a rising economic center, chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the "ten best places in the United States for businesses and careers." The city of Oakland is a great place to live, work, play, and explore!
What we offer teachers:
We provide extensive professional development and training for teachers, innovative curricula, ongoing mentoring and advancement opportunities. Our teachers are also given abundant opportunities to work together in Professional Learning Communities within and across schools in the District.
In addition to professional development and training, we offer a comprehensive compensation package that includes:
  • Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits that can be extended to an unlimited number of dependants
  • Retirement benefits through the CALSTRS Retirement System

Who we’re looking for:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, must be eligible for employment in the US and pass a criminal background check. Candidates must possess, or be eligible to receive, a California teaching credential authorizing instruction in core curriculum.

Additional requirements:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume Cover
  • Letter Proof of passing CBEST and CSET
  • Two professional references


The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

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