Marion P Thomas Charter School | Newark, NJ

Posted Date 11/19/2021
Expiration Date12/19/2021


Marion P. Thomas High School of Culinary & Performing Arts



Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) is the largest independently-operated free public charter school in Newark, NJ. It was established in 1999 by a group of individuals who were born and raised in Newark and wanted to provide the best possible educational experience for the next generation of Newark students. MPTCS is the largest minority-led charter school in Newark and is one of a few such schools in the country, reflecting both its student population and the community it serves. Since 1999, MPTCS has grown from four classrooms to three campuses and now serves 1,500 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Benefits of Working at MPTCS - “The Village”

MPTCS strives to be the best education employer in the Newark area. With high staff retention and satisfaction rates, staff members received benefits such as:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Targeted Professional Development
  • Opportunities for Growth - Leadership and Central Office Positions
  • Robust Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Retirement Savings Plan)
  • State Pension Plan
  • Gym Membership/Wellness Reimbursement


The ESL Teacher provides specialized instruction for the purposes of developing the students’ ability to effectively perform courses of study in English and acquire the English language.


  • Performs those activities listed in the district’s classroom teacher job description as appropriate and applicable.
  • Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in English in the Core Curriculum Content Standards and New Jersey English Language Proficiency Standards (IELPS).    Instruction must be consistent and coordinated with the district’s instructional program so that students meet and exceed learning targets and the requirements outlined in the state and federal law.
  • Develops and delivers lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets, and allow English learners to meaningfully access the district’s instructional program.  
  • Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student’s progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition.  Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress and evidence of growth and progress.
  • Provides a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations that encourage student responsibility, enhance motivation, clearly communicate classroom routines, and incorporate challenging instructional strategies.
  • Facilitates frequent and effective home-school communication by coordinating: conferences; written communication; parent trainings and other meetings/events; and administrative support for childcare, interpreting, translations, etc.
  • Attends professional English Language Acquisition meetings as well as serves on building or district committees, and attends staff meetings as may be requested or as established by school policy.
  • Understands and complies with the policies, rules, and regulations regarding the English learners.  Advocates for the program needs that are required to meet the learning needs of English learners.
  • Performs such other and not specifically enumerated duties as may be requested by the Board of Education, superintendent, principal or established by the School Code.


  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of science subject areas
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

*These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Possess a valid NJDOE ESL certification
  • Provide proof of U. S. citizenship or legal resident alien status by completing Federal Form I-9 in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • Provide evidence that a criminal record history check has been conducted and clearance has been given by the Department of Education, or, during the initial six-month period provide a sworn statement that the individual has not been convicted of a crime or a disorderly person’s offense in accordance with N.J.A.C.18A:6-7.1.
  • Provide evidence that health is adequate to fulfill the job functions and responsibilities with reasonable accommodation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 12101 and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:3-4A.4.
  • Pass the State required Mantoux Intradermal Tuberculin Test as required by N.J.A.C. 6:3-4A.4.
  • Possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.

REPORT TO: School Principal


  • Salary is commensurate with experience and as determined by Marion P. Thomas Board of Trustees
  • Employment Period: Ten (10) month
  • Union: Unaffiliated 
  • All staff and students are required to wear a mask.



Marion P. Thomas Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.



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