ESL Teacher (Sharpview Head Start) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 1/7/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.


Teachers plan, implement, and supervise all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. The position works in tandem with an integrated team to support the goals of the program.


  • Work with program management and specialist staff to ensure that the classroom environment and activities meet all applicable local, state and federal regulations including, but not limited to: program policies and procedures, Head Start Program Performance Standards, Texas Education Agency, NAEYC Accreditation Standards and TDFPS (Child Care Licensing) regulations.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, captures the interest of children, is engaging and developmentally appropriate.
  • Plan and implement the prescribed NCI curriculum through learning experiences that advance the intellectual, social and physical development of children.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans and daily routines for children in accordance with each child's need, based on a method of observing and recording children’s interests and current levels of functioning.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, based on authentic, performance-based assessment and research that is consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Screens, observes and documents progress in program prescribed assessment system.
  • Communicates regularly with parents regarding their children’s academic and developmental progress and documents the communications.
  • Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for Teaching Assistants and volunteers.
  • Perform professional responsibilities in terms of regular attendance, maintenance of accurate records and timely submission of reports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor degree in another discipline is acceptable with agreement to complete additional coursework in early childhood education.


    At least one (1) year teaching experience.


  • Valid Texas Teacher Certification (EC-8)
  • ESL or Bilingual certification required depending upon location.


  • Experience working with young and school-aged children and/or teaching experience highly desirable.


  • Intermediate computer skills.


  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.