About Us

Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves 1,800 students from Mott Haven, University Heights, and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network is growing from its current four elementary and two middle schools to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. The Charter Management Organization (CMO) for Brilla Schools Network is Seton Education Partners, an organization inspired by the Catholic educational tradition, that also manages the Seton Teaching Fellows missionary program and El Camino, an optional after-school Catholic faith formation program. At the heart of the Seton educational mission is our dedication to help students become young men and women of good character and spirit who are prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. 

Brilla combines a Classical approach to education – an emphasis on a content-rich curriculum, inquiry-driven instruction, and virtue formation that fosters an appreciation of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness – with individualized instructional support. We approach the formation of our students holistically and maintain high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, our staff members, and the families we serve.

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Assistant Principal of Student Services, the Multilingual Learning Specialist (MLL) provides legally mandated services to identified English Language Learners, as well as students who are identified as needing at-risk interventions. The MLL specialist pulls out small groups of students and works collaboratively in a teacher team model with the general education teachers using the Hand on English curriculum. The MLL Specialist  works with the school administrators to implement school procedures and policies and communicates with students’ parents, guardians, and/or caregivers. The MLL Specialist holds primary responsibility for designing and implementing direct MLL instruction and collaborating with teachers to provide English language support in other content areas.

Core Competencies & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of grade-level content curricula to engage students in all content areas and differentiate curriculum and instruction to support all MLLs
  • Co-plans prepares and facilitates daily standards-based lessons that utilize a variety of MLL instructional strategies which differentiate teaching based on the diverse and individual needs of all students
  • Co-teaches with general education teachers and supports student learning through modeling, lesson planning, team teaching, data analysis, and ongoing feedback through dialogue and reflections
  • Manages both regulatory and instructional requirements as an MLL  teacher.
  • Administers Home Language Questionnaires and NYSITELL to determine student eligibility for MLL service
  • Administers NYSESLAT annually
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices to create a classroom culture of data-driven decision-making to close the achievement gap for all students including general education, students with disabilities, and MLLs
  • Creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport to ensure a safe, caring, and orderly school environment which nurtures the unique needs of each student
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum and professional development, professional learning communities, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Seeks to know students’ strengths and challenge areas actively and communicates effectively with parents
  • Evaluates, determine goals for, and tracks progress of individual multilingual learners, and communicates with staff, students and families
  • Maintains MLL records
  • Advises teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for MLLs and shares best practices to ensure high quality instruction
  • Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom
  • Creates and maintains strong relationships with students and families
  • Actively participates in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute
  • Accepts ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work to overcome setbacks actively
  • Reviews and complies with guidelines of students’ IEPs, attend IEP meetings, follow IDEA reporting requirements, and provide information about student performance and services received
  • Participates in meetings, designated school functions outside of school hours, and opportunities for individual and school-wide professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • New York State teaching certification in Students with Disabilities, Special Ed, or ESL preferred
  • Teaching or student teaching experience in a school required
  • Experience with and interest in working with high-needs students preferred

The base pay range for this position is $69,000-$98,500 per year in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Pay may vary within the stated range, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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