Teaching and Learning Consultant, Elementary Multilingual Learner Location:
Teacher Administrative Center, 3215 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131Reports To:
Coordinator ESL / Migrant EducationWork Schedule/FLSA Status:
261 day, 12-month / Full-Time, Exempt Salary Schedule:
Omaha School Administrators Association (OSAA), Level 6 / commensurate with education and experience Position Purpose:
The Multilingual Learner Teaching and Learning Consultant for Elementary provides administrative leadership to elementary EL programs with focus on professional development and coaching of ML Facilitators and ELD teachers in support of district and school goals aligned with continuous improvement plans to promote EL success and build teacher capacity to meet the needs of English Learners. This position would plan and facilitate district professional development for teachers in the area of English learners and provide strategic leadership and coordination of ongoing professional development at the district level and school level through Professional Learning Communities and other school-based professional development.Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Provides strategic leadership for professional learning at the district and school level to meet the needs of English learners.
- Supports systematic implementation of EL strategies in all classrooms to promote multilingual learner success in alignment with district and school goals.
- Collaborates with EL Coordinator to supervise and implement EL services at the elementary level and analyze EL student data to monitor program effectiveness.
- Coordinates with other elementary TLCs to evaluate and assess curriculum needs to support EL success
- Supervises implementation of EL strategies, scaffolds and supports in K-6 elementary curriculum, instruction and programming.
- Works to improve instructional program for ELs by identifying, acquiring and updating curricula, instructional materials, educational software, and assessment procedures.
- Provides instructional coaching related to EL and multilingual learner strategies.
- Provides expertise in the use of assessments and feedback for English learner growth and success.
- Collaborates with supervisors of Special Education and Gifted and Talented Education to improve instruction of ELs with disabilities and/or high ability learners.
- Coordinates identification of ELs and program implementation for early childhood classrooms funded through Title III, working in collaboration with Early Childhood.
- Participates in network teams support for schools. This includes collaboration and partnership with school staff and all central office administration staff.
- Collaborates to ensure best practices for English learners are implemented in all K-6 elementary classrooms.
- Conducts District-wide staff observations and coaching visits.
- Creates and delivers professional development throughout the year, including Curriculum Days and remote learning sessions for classroom teachers, Multilingual Learner Facilitators and English Language Development Teachers.
- Provides additional support to all EL teachers and ML Facilitators in K-6 elementary education.
- Administers OPS staff appraisal process in conjunction with the Coordinator of EL.
- Supports district ELPA21 Screener and ELPA21 Summative assessment implementation.
- Models best practices in providing in-person and online professional development to teachers and leaders.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field of multilingual learners by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
- Works with an understanding of a diverse student population and equity and leads with the belief that every child, every day will be prepared for success.
- Shows evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by district policy as well as the State Board of Education.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the mission & vision of the OPS district.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Master's Degree with appropriate course work in Elementary Education, Administration, Supervision, Personnel, Educational Psychology, TESOL, ESL or related field required.
- A valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with endorsement in the area of administration and supervision.
- K-12 ESL Endorsement, required.
- A minimum of five years successful teaching experience as a classroom teacher and/or EL teacher in an elementary setting with multilingual learners.
- Strong understanding of instructional strategies related to English learners and supports for English learners within the elementary curriculum.
- Knowledgeable and current understanding of Nebraska Rule 15 regulations and procedures for English Learner programs and Nebraska English Language Proficiency standards.
- Understanding of and ability to support the implementation of the District's Strategic Action Plan.
- Strong oral and written communication skills including public presentation skills.
- Ability to plan and deliver high quality professional development; experience designing and implementing professional development for adult learners preferred.
- Ability to provide instructional coaching.
- Strong interpersonal skills pertinent to fostering positive relationships and the ability to work effectively with diverse students, instructional staff, administrators, and community.
- Excellent attendance record.
- Strong administrative and leadership skills.
- Strong cross-cultural competency and communication skills.
- Experience working with families from diverse language and cultural backgrounds, including immigrants and refugees.
- Exemplary skills in organization and time management.
- A willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
- Knowledge of OPS's mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.
This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use. Travel:
Travel between OPS school buildings and the Central Office will be required.Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Work in school building environments.
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- Contact with personnel within the district and other stakeholders.
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department administration in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to stakeholder needs and maintain a positive attitude with all.
- Expected to interact with all internal and external stakeholders in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive service.
Terms of Employment
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
This position is treated as a full-time exempt certified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.
Terms of employment are contingent upon:
- Verification of a valid Nebraska Teaching License or other required license.
- A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable for the position sought and working with or around students.
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required by federal law for your position).
- Execution and delivery to OPS of an Administrator Contract presented by OPS.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)
The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.