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ESL Coordinator

United States
Closing date
Sep 25, 2023

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ESL Coordinator


To oversee and provide support to the Limited English Proficient (LEP) students, their families and school personnel of Wilson County Schools


Holds a valid Tennessee teacher's license; Has a minimum of a master's degree in Administration and Supervision (preferred); Minimum of five (5) years experience in actual school instruction within 5 years preceding initial employment

REPORTS TO Deputy Director of Academics



  • Works with the Director of Schools and administrative staff in budgeting funds to benefit the district's ESL students.
  • Researches legislation and programs in order to provide resources needed to improve Wilson County's ESL program while making sure all eligible students are served in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Coordinate, evaluate, and implement appropriate classes for LEP students K-12.
  • Budget and manage funds for the district's ESL program.
  • Assist in the hiring of ESL staff with school administrators, as needed
  • Evaluates the ESL Program annually
  • Prepares and sends state and/or federal records and reports as required
  • Monitors the ESL Program for legal compliance
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in curriculum content
  • Attends State workshops and meetings, as needed
  • Coordinates ESL with the regular program by working collaboratively with schools and district staff members
  • Work cooperatively with community groups and local agencies
  • Maintain an active working relationship with institutions of higher learning with their ESL programs
  • Maintains current and previous ESL records and prepares all written reports as required by local, state and federal agencies
  • Provides appropriate staff development for ESL employees and regular staff on a regular basis
  • Budgets, orders, and distributes equipment, supplies and materials as needed
  • Submits records and reports, as appropriate, to school and district staff, parents, board members, and the public
  • Coordinates, evaluates and implements parent involvement activities
  • Performs other functions as deemed appropriate by the Director of Schools, Deputy Directors, or State Department Consultants/Directors.
  • Coordinates, trains and mentors teachers as they instruct students

The ESL Coordinator assists teachers and educational assistants with the following:

  • Identifying individual needs of students
  • Planning individualized educational plans for students
  • Reviewing and recommending appropriate materials for instruction in specific skills or for specific individual learning needs/styles
  • Planning for parent involvement and meetings
  • Coordinating ESL with the regular classroom
  • Interpreting test scores and establishing student and program needs

TEMPERAMENT (Personal Traits)
  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure;
  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control, and/or planning of an activity;
  • Adaptability to working with people beyond giving and receiving instructions; and
  • Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based upon sensory or judgmental criteria.


Specific capacities and abilities may be required of an individual in order to learn or perform adequately a task or job duty.

  • Intelligence: The ability to understand instructions and underlying principles; the ability to reason and make judgments.
  • Verbal: The ability to understand the meanings of words and the ideas associated with them.
  • Numerical: The ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.
  • Data Perception: The ability to understand and interpret information presented in the forms of graphs, charts, or tables.
  • Spatial: The ability to comprehend forms in space and understand relationships of plane and solid objects.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to move the hands easily and manipulate small objects with the fingers rapidly and accurately.


This job may require lifting or carrying of objects that exceed fifty (50) pounds, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Other physical demands that may be required are as follows: pushing and/or pulling, stooping and/or kneeling, reaching and/or handling, talking, hearing, seeing, and climbing.


Normal working environment.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills of personnel so assigned.


The Wilson County Board of Education does not discriminate because of age, race, color, gender, national origin, disability, religion, genetics, creed, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities, or in employment opportunities or benefits. The Wilson County School System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and member of TN Drug-Free Workplace. Employees or applicants who need reasonable accommodations should contact Human Resources for assistance.

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