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English Learner Department Head (Everett High School)

Everett Public Schools
Everett, Massachusetts
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Sep 16, 2021

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English Learner Department Head

Everett High School


The English Learner Department Head will be responsible for leading and managing the instruction and participation of English Learners at Everett High School in all school programs, both academic and career/college readiness.


* A Master's degree from an accredited institution
* A graduate or undergraduate degree in ESL, TESOL, or Applied Linguistics
* 5 or more years teaching ESL experience, EL/SEI teacher coaching experience
* Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education License in ESL
* Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education License in Supervisor/Director


* EPS respects linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring value to the district culture and diversity
* Familiarity with the Everett Public Schools


* Based on the Everett Teachers' Association salary scale.
* The stipend for this position is $6,790.00


The English Learner Department Head will be required to work 204 days, exclusive of holidays. The length of the work day will be 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM.


Plan and facilitate ACCESS testing for English Learners
* Plan and facilitate MCAS supports and testing protocol for English Learners
* Actively participate on the leadership team with the high school Principal, Vice Principal, Deans, and Department Heads
* Develop a school wide instructional focus with the leadership team and engage in all facets of delivery, including professional development, walk throughs, observations, assessments, and lesson plan feedback
* Collaborate with guidance counselors to ensure appropriate scheduling for ELs, including managing EL level changes throughout the year
* Deliver professional development sessions and coach SEI content teachers/ mainstream content teachers in best practices for ELs
* Coach ESL teachers in best practices for ELs with formal and informal observations
* Manage the screening, identification and programming of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)
* Collaborate with the family liaisons to plan and manage events that promote EL family involvement and education of U.S. school systems
* Participate in district English Learner Parent Advisory Council Meetings
* Create summer and after school programing for ELs; use available data to make decisions based on need
* Explore and implement culturally appropriate and relevant practices that effectively support all learners, special populations, and sub groups of EPS
* Track ESL curriculum and provide feedback on lesson plans/common assessments to ensure alignment
* Oversee weekly department meetings and participate in content common planning meetings
* Analyze EL data throughout the year to identify coaching priorities with teachers of ELs, to identify struggling ELs, and assign to appropriate supports
* Lead the ESL department on technology and intervention programs/platforms such as Edmentum Exact path, Imagine Language and Literacy, and Canvas. Report available data from these programs to Director of English Learners and school Principal
* Model best practices for curriculum design and instruction strategies in the teaching of ESL
* Interview, hire, and onboard ESL teachers as needed
* Use the WIDA tools to improve instruction for ELs and model this work for others
* Connect ELs with scholarship opportunities and post-graduate opportunities
* Ensure ELs are represented in all school programming, including but not limited to: sports teams, AP courses, after school clubs, STEM Academy, vocational programs, internships, National Honors Society, Student Ambassadors and leadership opportunities in the high school
* Schedule and manage guest speakers, college representative visits, and enrichment opportunities for ELs that strengthen instruction and motivation
* Support ESL and SEI curriculum development to align with grade level state standards
* Collaborate with school leaders to develop the Seal of Biliteracy Program at Everett High School
* Represent the Everett Public Schools in the 5 District Partnership
* Supervise the use of supplies and other instructional needs for members of the ESL Department
* Meet regularly with the Director of English Learners to discuss district priorities, grants, assessments, and services
* Work collegially with other department heads to integrate ESL into interdisciplinary curriculum design and implementation
* Ensure that all meetings have a posted adenda, minutes, and a discussion that includes instructional strategies, assessment information, equity, student performance, and growth data
* Lead the ESL department on culturally relevant family engagement practices
* Collaborate with the CTE Director to ensure equity across programming
* Assist the Principal in the evaluation of instruction of the ESL teachers in grades 9-12, including goal setting meetings, observations, summative assessments, and formative evaluations
* Have active involvement in the EHS master schedule as it pertains to the needs of your staff and students
* Demonstrate a firm understanding of the components and value of multi tiered systems of support
* Assess and address student achievement gaps, opportunity gaps, and learning gaps to redesign student interventions and instruction
* Assist in any school based operational needs as determined by the school principal, including monitoring teacher duties, dismissal, and class coverage
* Evaluate student data with building administrators and teachers regarding instructional decisions that support individual student performance and achievement
* Facilitate and manage the completion of state required paperwork and compliance for EL instruction and participation
* Collaborate with the Reengagement Specialist to work on dropout prevention strategies for ELs
* Participate in school wide events, such as graduation, scholarship night, sports and theater events

Perform such other duties and assume all other responsibilities which may be assigned by the Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Principal, EL Director, and Vice Principal

The Everett Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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