To develop and promote ways in which the district's curriculum objectives and student performance goals may be better achieved through evaluation of instruction, teacher training, and curriculum development for use with bilingual and ESL students.
Bachelor's degree from accredited university
Master's degree in education preferred
Valid Texas teaching certificate, with Bilingual and/or ESL endorsement
Knowledge of research-based instructional practices and strategies for English language learners
Strong instructional coaching skills
Experience with differentiated instructional theories & practices, particularly in a high, low socioeconomic school setting
Strong pedagogy background and knowledge of second language acquisition
Knowledge of TEKS, ELPS, and TELPAS
Effective communication skills
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Possesses effective decision-making skills
Strong work standards for self and others
Ability to mentor teachers
Ability to conduct staff development effectively
Experience in development, preparation, and presentation of information to adult audiences, including educators.
Ability to motivate and inspire others to ensure success for all students
Prefer Spanish speaking to a degree that allows for conversation with and understanding of understanding of English language learners
Minimum three years of successful classroom teaching experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Plan and present training sessions to help raise level of instructional performance to increase student achievement of English language learner as directed by Bilingual/ESL coordinator. Work collaboratively with teachers, principals, curriculum director, Bilingual/ESL coordinator, and others on content problems to find solutions to meet student/district needs. Compile, maintain, and analyze reports, records, and other documents required on student achievement. Comply with policies established by state and federal law, State Board of Education Rule, and the local board policy in the area of bilingual/ESL education and curriculum and instruction.
Assist teachers in understanding and successfully implementing the curriculum. Meet regularly with teachers to plan high quality instruction using effective teaching practices. Confer with teachers, principals, and curriculum director on content/technical concerns. Consult with teacher, administrators, and other relevant individuals to enhance their work with students.
Work collaboratively with campus teachers to refine their knowledge and skills through activities such as in-class coaching, observing, modeling instructional strategies, guiding teachers in looking at student work, developing lesson plans based on student needs and assessments, supporting the integration of technology, and co-planning/co-teaching. Provide direct, classroom-based professional development for teachers through classroom modeling and observation/feedback. Regularly meet with teachers to assist in selecting effective instructional supplies, equipment and materials to support the delivery of the district curriculum. Assist staff members in determining instructional strategies that reflect understanding of the diverse needs of students. Analyze student achievement data and assist with intervention plans based on data.
Establish and maintain open communication. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Support collegiality and team building among campus staff members and district colleagues. Maintain a professional relationship with students, colleagues, parents, interns, administrators, and community members. Assist in creating a positive school climate.
Professional Growth and Development
Develop needed professional skills appropriate to job assignment. Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills. Assist in the development and delivery of professional development workshops that improve teachers' understanding of curriculum expectations and instructional strategies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Computer, phone, fax machine, copier, printer, basic office machines, data projectors and other presentation equipment as needed.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factor/Extended Work Hours
The foregoing statement describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.