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ESL Instructional Supervisor

Gestalt Community Schools
Memphis, Tennessee
Closing date
Aug 10, 2022

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Philosophy Statement

Gestalt Community Schools embraces the notion that all staff members are Known, Valued, and Accountable (K.V.A.) and that all scholars are Known, Loved, and Educated (K.L.E.). Accordingly, our educators examine how their personal experiences and biases impact their ability to effectively serve all scholars and stakeholders within our Network. Our educators understand their role as a change agents to create equitable outcomes for our marginalized scholars and families.


The ESL Instructional Supervisor supports the improvement of instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) in all Gestalt Community Schools through curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development; facilitates the implementation of the network's ELA curriculum; works collaboratively as a Network team member team to ensure scholar success; demonstrates efforts in supporting teachers in the use of best practices in instruction; coordinates Spanish translation and assessments of scholar achievement; provides/facilitates network and campus-level professional development; provides supplemental ongoing training and supports to improve the instruction to ELLs; facilitate and evaluate the network program for Bilingual & ESL compliance; collaborates with network staff and outside personnel to provide educational and career opportunities for ELLs.

Grades K-12 Tasks

  • Plans and directs curriculum improvement activities, pilot programs, and special projects at the network level;
  • Provides assistance to and coordinates activities with ESL teachers and instructional leaders and coaches;
  • Assists principals, instructional supervisors, and external curriculum providers in developing instructional programs consistent with Literacy and ESL program goals and objectives;
  • Oversees evaluative procedures for ESL instructional programs K-12;
  • Assists in planning and coordinating state-federal projects relating to the ESL Program;
  • Coordinates the development of curriculum guidelines and other related materials for ESL Program;
  • Oversees and evaluates the integration of technology as a tool for instruction and learning for ESL Program;
  • Design and implement professional development for teachers and school leaders regarding ESL programming and instructional practices;
  • Coordinating and facilitating translation services for the network:
  • Oversees and evaluates the alignment of assessments and accommodations for ELLs

11. Comply with network policies, as well as State and Federal laws and regulations regarding ESL programming;

  • Performs such other duties as assigned by the Managing Director of Scholar Support



  • Master's Degree (TOSEL or Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience and a minimum of three years of successful experience as a school or district-level coach
  • Current ESL Endorsement

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees the development, maintenance, programming, and compliance reporting for the total network ESL programming;
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of the network instructional and ESL teacher development
  • Facilitate the execution of K-12 best literacy practices for ELLs network-wide.



  • Adaptability to performing various duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for an activity's direction, control, or planning.
  • Adaptability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instruction.
  • Adaptability to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.

• Ability to speak Spanish, preferred

• Maintain confidentiality

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