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Language Specialist (LS) -Teacher (6251 ELL)

Vancouver, Washington
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Job Role
2024 - 2025 School Year

1.0 FTE (.4 FTE Harmony Elementary / .6 FTE Hearthwood Elementary)

This position will remain open until a qualified applicant is selected. The earliest date a recommendation for hire may be submitted is after 05/17/2024.

This is a Leave Replacement (One Year Only) Position.

Evergreen Public Schools (EPS) offers the following to eligible employees who work at least 630 hours in a school year:
  • Medical, dental, vision, basic long-term disability, basic life and AD&D insurance through School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). For additional information click EPS Benefits Information.
  • Employees may also be eligible to participate in FSA, DCAP, HSA, FPFSA (w/HDHP), and other supplemental benefits.
Employees may be eligible for employer-employee funded retirement benefits through Department of Retirement Services (DRS).

EPS offers paid holidays and paid time off, including but not limited to, sick, vacation, personal, religious, and bereavement leave. Additional negotiated leave options can be found in the associated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for this position Evergreen Education Association.

Certificated positions may have additional pay provisions above what is represented on the salary schedule such as, but not limited to TRI pay, In-Service days, and Extended Contracts, all in accordance with the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) as negotiated.

We appreciate your interest in employment with Evergreen Public Schools. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation including fingerprints. Click here for Fingerprinting Services.

Failure to submit a full application package will result in disqualification.


Evergreen Public Schools are committed to eliminating the predictability of outcomes by demographic group and we strive to be a diverse community of schools that provides each member with the opportunities, access, resources, and support they need to be successful. With this in mind, our goal is to recruit, hire and retain employees of all racial/ethnic backgrounds who will bring their unique talents and skills into our educational institution to encourage students to thrive academically. Our district aims to provide an equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for all students and staff to succeed in a racially and culturally diverse local, national and global community.


The Language Specialist is a teacher who has both content and instructional expertise in English Language Development and Second Language Acquisition.

  • Work collaboratively with teachers to design CCSS aligned Language Development Objectives for grades K-5 and for proficiency levels 1-5 as defined by the Washington State English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
  • Model and demonstrate lessons, co-teach, co-assess and co-plan in an effort to support teachers in differentiating and aligning core instruction with appropriate language support grounded in the WA State English Language Proficiency Standards and Achievement Level Descriptors
  • Directly support language development needs of English Learners
  • Act as an advocate, ELL representative, and language acquisition expert on student study and IEP teams
  • Assist in the facilitation and administration of the state placement and annual language assessment
  • Collaborate with/support the work of the Elementary Sheltered Instruction Leads in the building
  • Collaboratively and/or independently develop and facilitate ELL-related professional development at the direction of the principal

  • Valid Washington teaching certificate, Master's degree preferred.
  • ESL/ELL and/or Bilingual endorsements required.
  • Successfully complete Washington State Patrol background check. Employee is responsible for the cost of the background
  • Proven working understanding of language acquisition and effective instructional strategies for English Language Learners.
  • Minimum of five years of successful classroom teaching experience.
  • Training in and effective use of GLAD and or SIOP (Sheltered) instructional strategies.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in
District curriculum resources Effective instructional strategies, student-centered instruction including workshop model Developing and Integrating language and content objectives Differentiation aligned with English WA State Language Proficiency Standards English Language Development instruction Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills for building a common instructional focus, promoting initiatives, and conveying expectations.
  • Must have regular, consistent attendance.
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated strength in organization, communication skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data to plan for instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a positive, collaborative member of a team.

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others. Nurtures a positive school environment that celebrates, respects and values diversity, where teaching and learning are made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures. Initiates activities and discussions that lead to increased cultural competence of staff, informing and expanding teaching practices within classrooms. Models instructional leadership and demonstrates a strong commitment to equitable outcomes for all students. Ability to recognize each person as a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage. The ability and desire to establish positive relationships with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation, sexual orientation or religious belief, with an active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons. Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships and interact successfully with diverse instructional support services and administrative staff, including perceiving the needs and concerns of others; assisting others in resolving conflicts; motivating others; and designing programs to assist others in meeting organizational goals.
Notice of Nondiscrimination:

Evergreen Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator
Cale Piland

Director of Athletics/Activites
13413 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr.
P.O. Box 8910
Vancouver, WA 98668-8910
Telephone: (360) 604-4430

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Cate Winters

Health Services Manager
13413 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr.
P.O. Box 8910
Vancouver, WA 98668-8910
Telephone: (360) 604-6711

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Tracy Thompson
Senior Director Human Resources
13413 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr.
P.O. Box 8910
Vancouver, WA 98668-8910
Telephone: (360) 604-4014

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