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Vancouver Public Schools English Teacher/English Learner (EL) Teacher in Vancouver, Washington

Effective 2022-23 school year

Full time position

Posting Period: Open until filled

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt

We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.

Résumés should include education, relevent experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying

All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.


  • Valid Washington State certificate appropriate for the assignment

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; Master's preferred

  • Successful teaching experience in middle and/or high school is preferred

  • Willingness to participate in staff development courses aligned with the school and district initiatives

  • Familiarity with a wide variety of teaching techniques which are used to maximize student learning

  • Willingness and desire to collaborate with assigned PLC

  • Proven ability to provide an instructional program for students geared to meet their individual needs at their instructional level

  • Willingness to communicate with parents

  • Willingness to work closely with instructional committees to research, plan, and implement innovative ways to improve student learning

  • Understanding of and experience using research-based instructional practices for EL students

  • Knowledge of special needs applications to diverse linguistic populations

  • Experience working successfully with diverse cultural groups, especially Russian, Hispanic, and Southeast Asian families

  • Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse

  • Understanding of cross-cultural and acculturation issues

  • Ability to coordinate a vision and sense of direction for the EL program

  • Experience and knowledge of high educational standards while working with diverse linguistic populations

  • Advanced ability to use technology as an effective communication, planning, and instructional tool

  • Willingness to participate in staff development courses aligned with the school and district initiatives

Essential Functions:

  • Infuses contextual learning opportunities into subject area

  • Designs learning experiences and assessments that allow students to demonstrate applied skills

  • Quickly learns and infuses emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and assessment

  • Works as an enthusiastic part of a learning-centered environment believing that each student can learn

  • Uses the PLC process to improve instruction, learning, and assessment

  • Maintains effective, positive classroom management

  • Provide instruction to EL students

  • Maintain the EL compliance files at the school site

  • Supports teachers of EL students in a variety of settings and content areas through demonstration teaching, coaching, and professional development Supports the integration of State Language Proficiency Level Standards to shelter and scaffold student instruction

  • Works with diverse linguistic populations using legal guidelines and parameters

  • Assesses English language proficiency utilizing identification procedures Works collaboratively with educators across the district and functions in a team-oriented setting Works with diverse linguistic populations using high educational standards Assists with program design modification, monitoring and scheduling Coordinates curriculum development appropriate for second language learners

  • Actively engage students in using technology in individual and collaborative learning activities

  • Works in a flexible and cooperative manner

  • Treats co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and others with dignity and respect at all times

  • Serves as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students

  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance and hours of operation as set by the assigned building/location and the Comprehensive Professional Agreement to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements

  • Supervision of students

  • Other duties as assigned

Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate and acceptable.