Community of Peace Academy is an urban public charter school located on the East Side of St. Paul Minnesota serving nearly 900 students in grades PreK to 12. 2023-2024 will be our 29th school year. Community of Peace Academy fosters academic excellence and character development through the education of the whole person – mind, body and will. Driven by peace, relationships and academic excellence, CPA strives to create an educated, empowered and ethical community, at school and within the broader society.
We are seeking an ESL Teacher to join our Middle School team. The ESL teacher will provide English language instruction to eligible learners in a combined push-in and pull out model and will support English Learners in their general education classrooms through direct support and consultation with classroom teachers in the 7th and 8th grades.
The qualified applicant will hold a Minnesota Teaching license in English as a Second Language, have a strong understanding of the WIDA Standards as well as theories and instructional practices for English Language Acquisition and Academic Language Development, possess the ability to develop rapport with learners of diverse backgrounds, and demonstrate an unyielding commitment to helping all students attain high academic and ethical standards of performance.
At Community of Peace Academy, Developmental Designs is implemented across grades 7-12. All of our teachers are trained in DD1. Training opportunities are available for new staff in the summer months and during the school year, and internal coaching and support is provided in implementing DD practices. In addition, all teachers are supported in their professional growth through weekly PLCs, frequent observation and coaching. New teachers to Community of Peace Academy are assigned a Mentor Teacher who provides support and guidance during the first year of employment.