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Teacher, Bilingual/ESL (PK-5)

United States
Closing date
Jan 14, 2024

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Job Description


Job Title

Teacher, Bilingual

Evaluation Type



Assigned Campus

Pay Grade

Teacher Salary Schedule/Bilingual Stipend



Date Revised

May 2023



BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Provide bilingual education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subjects while developing their English and Spanish language proficiencies.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

Instructional Management
  • Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to District requirements.
  • Develop and deliver lessons according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative guidelines that incorporate accommodations for differences in student learning
  • Use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and
  • Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Develop and modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability and language levels.
Student Management
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Report student progress according to campus and District guidelines in a timely
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and
  • Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely
  • Be a positive role model for
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student

Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:
  • Develop and submit lesson plans, including substitute lesson plans, as
  • Work collaboratively with District staff to serve the needs of all student groups according to the guidelines established in policy.
  • Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty assignments as assigned by principal.
  • Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as
  • Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional
  • Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records, and other documents, as
  • Plan and supervise assignments of volunteers in the classroom, when
  • Follow District and department policies and
Organization Improvement:
  • Support the mission and vision of the campus and
  • Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve
Professional Growth and Development:
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve job-related skills that are aligned with campus, programmatic and District needs.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees, as
Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:
  • Analyze data to determine and address individual student
  • Administer state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal
  • Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.
School/Community Relations:
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and
  • Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District's initiatives.
Organization Morale:
  • Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making
  • Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
  • Perform other job-related duties as
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provide guidance and direction as assigned.

  • Knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for assigned
  • Knowledge of English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
  • Knowledge of the Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDs)
  • Knowledge of Sheltered Instruction strategies
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition strategies, particularly those applicable to dual language programs
  • Knowledge of bilingual program models for the state of Texas
  • Knowledge of the Linguistic Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
  • Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement
  • Skill in using technology as a learning tool in all content
  • Skill in engaging others in collective inquiry and problem
  • Skill in collecting, analyzing, and using data to support student
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues to enhance instructional practices in a professional learning community
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and valid Texas Teacher Certificate with required bilingual endorsements and/or required training for subject and level assignment.

  • Maintain emotional control under
  • Work with frequent
  • Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand
  • Lift and carry up to 20
  • Move textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom
  • Work occasional prolonged or irregular
  • Communicate in both English and Spanish
  • Work is normally performed in an interior work environment with little or no exposure to physical

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