Beginning Literacy ESL Support Position 2 – Briya Public Charter School/Mary’s Center
Briya Public Charter School, incorporated on July 12, 2005 in the District of Columbia, has its roots in and is the continuation of one of the original 76 Even Start Family Literacy demonstration projects in 1989 funded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Education. As a collaborative program, Briya PCS operates in partnership with DC Public Schools, DC Head Start, and Mary’s Center for Maternal & Child Care. Our mission is to serve families most in need, enhancing parent education and family development by providing quality educational opportunities and strengthening parenting skills in a multi-generational setting. Our goal is to increase family literacy through education for parents and their children from 0 to 10 years old. The program’s objectives are to assist parents in being full partners in their child’s education while increasing literacy levels, specifically English proficiency, of at-risk children and their parents through English as a Second Language, early childhood development activities, computer classes, and parenting and Parent and Child Together (PACT) classes, all in a multi-generational setting.
Beginning Literacy ESL Teacher Assistant will work closely with the Basic Adult Education teacher to support Basic Adult English language learners in class. She/he will provide small group tutoring for adult students outside of class as requested by the Instructor. Teacher Assistant will assist with admin duties, such as calling students and preparing classroom materials. Great experience for someone interested in the field of adult ESL teaching.