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Middle School ELD Coordinator and Teacher

Lighthouse 5-8 Band (Middle School) | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description



                                                                                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-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,000 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

                                                 Middle School ELD Coordinator and Teacher

The role of the ELD Coordinator and Specialist is to provide English Language Development instruction to middle school English Learners, supporting the development of their English proficiency. Additionally, the ELD Coordinator coordinates EL services across the K-12 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 Lighthouse 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 EL profiles.

  • Use EL data to monitor, evaluate and adjust English 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 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.


Designated ELD Instruction: (50%)

  • Instruct 5th-8th grade English Learner students on a rotating schedule towards appropriate EL goals and ultimately redesignation.

  • 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).


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

  • 3+ years teaching in an Urban school environment and middle school setting, highly preferred

  • Successful ELD teaching experience, highly preferred

  • B.A. or B.S. required; Master’s Degree in Education preferred

  • California teaching credential required (or out of state teacher licensure being transferred to CA)

  • 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:

Middle School Principal



200-day work year for 11-month employees with 23 student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and families. All instructional staff will report in early August, 2018 (exact calendar TBD).

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.


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



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


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.


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