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ELD Coordinator and Teacher

Lodestar | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

ELD Teacher and Coordinator

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes, and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

 Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-9 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,300 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges. We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding exceptional education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at


The Opportunity

ELD Coordinator and Teacher 

The role of the ELD Coordinator and Teacher is to provide direct service English Language Development instruction to some English Learners within K-8, including newcomers, supporting the development of their English proficiency. Additionally, the ELD Coordinator coordinates EL services across the K-9 school, and supports colleagues in successfully supporting English Learners in their classrooms by providing teacher coaching, modeling and development opportunities as appropriate. The ELD Coordinator works collaboratively with classroom teachers and school leadership to ensure that the Lodestar program supports all English Learners to develop English proficiency and succeed academically. 


You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:

  • Be a visionary, innovative and equity-focused urban educator

  • Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning for adults and students

  • Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze authentic data

  • Be a strong community builder and team collaborator

  • Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence and flexibility

  • Be a collaborative and responsible professional leader


Key Responsibilities:


K-12 EL Program Coordination and Coaching: (50%)

  • Lead the creation of a collaborative vision for K-12 English Learner programs, with attention to the needs of different grade levels and ELL profiles.

  • Use ELL data to monitor, evaluate and adjust English Language Learner programs. 

  • Plan, design, and facilitate ongoing professional development for teachers applying knowledge of adult learning theory and team facilitation to maximize learning and meet school-wide goals.

  • Coach teachers who are working on goals of supporting English Language Learners, utilizing knowledge of adult learning theory and cycles of data analysis and reflection to improve instructional practice & meet institutional goals.

  • Conduct regular walkthroughs and observations of teachers in service of a shared knowledge of current teaching practice in relation to supporting English Learners.

  • Coordinate ELPAC testing, both initial and annual, for the whole school.


Designated ELD Instruction: (50%)

  • Instruct K-8 English Language Learner students on a rotating schedule towards appropriate ELD goals and ultimately redesignation as English proficient.

  • Offer our students high-quality instruction through the lens of our instructional stances:

    • Purposeful Instruction and Assessment

    • Relationship-Based Community

    • Learner-Driven Pedagogy

  • Grow and contribute as an educator, colleague, learner, and community member.

  • Demonstrate advocacy, flexibility, autonomy, and collegiality.

  • Administer all policies and procedures in a professional and timely manner as mandated by Lighthouse, the State and Federal agencies (i.e., attendance records, dress code, reporting of sexual/physical abuse).

Please note: During Spring 2021, this role will be expected to work in-person at least 4 days per week to support a cohort of newcomers designated for in-person learning supports and to support ELPAC administration in addition to teaching some ELD classes remotely.

We would love to hear from you if your educational toolbox includes the following:

  • B.A. or B.S. required; Master’s Degree in Education preferred
  • California teaching credential required (or appropriate out of state teacher licensure being transferred to CA)
  • Successful ELD teaching experience, required

  • 3+ years teaching in an urban school environment and K-8 setting, highly preferred

  • 2+ years of coaching and/or school leadership experience preferred

  • Experience with curriculum planning and data-analysis

  • Experience with Google apps, preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish, a plus



This position will report to: K-5 Principal



190-day work year for 10-month employees with student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and families. All instructional staff will report on August 3rd for professional development prior to start of year.

Common Building Hours:  All teachers are expected to maintain hours of  8:00 - 4:00 pm and 8:00-5:00 one day a week for Professional Development.



People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Please submit:

-A resume and cover letter detailing your experience and why you would be a strong candidate for this role

-3+ references (provide name, relationship and contact information) including at least two former supervisors whom we can contact if you progress in our process

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.   In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site (or virtually due to pandemic). 

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.