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Academic Engagement Specialists Sought for Students

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Academic Engagement Specialists Sought for Students
Posted on 11/03/2014

The Portland Public Schools is looking for Student Engagement Specialists to give a learning boost to students whose native language is not English.

The Portland Public Schools has joined forces with Goodwill Industries of New England once again to expand the Multilingual Leadership Corps AmeriCorps Program at two elementary schools: Presumpscot and Reiche. The program is designed to increase academic engagement among English Language Learners through school skills support, mentoring and community engagement programs. Both elementary schools are looking for a Student Engagement Specialist to work 300 hours between now and next August. In exchange for the work hours, Americorps members will receive a $1,195 education award.

The schools are looking for those 17 and older who are interested in working one-on-one or in small groups to support ELL students in meeting reading and math proficiency goals. Programming will be conducted as an extension for the school day to provide students with extra time necessary to garner the essential building blocks for learning. Members are sought for after-school programming. They will be supported and trained by teachers and coaches in the school buildings.

Please contact Maureen Clancy, School Improvement Grants Coordinator, at 842-4667 or at clancm@portlandschools.org.