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2024-2025 ESL Specialist Best Elementary

Alief Independent School District
Fifth Ward/Frenchtown, Texas
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Role
2024-2025 ESL Specialist @ Best Elementary

External only

(Internal employees must use the internal link to login & apply.)

Primary Purpose:

Coordinate the campus ESL programs including registration, instruction, assessments, training, and compliance.
  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized, accredited college or university
  • Valid educator certification and highly qualified status for the position advertised (grade appropriate)
  • Valid ESL or bilingual certification (grade appropriate)
  • Minimum of three years classroom teaching experience as a teacher of ELLs
  • English proficiency (oral and literacy skills); Bilingual preferred but not required
  • Multiple grade level experience required (Elementary)
  • STAAR Grades teaching experience required
  • Trained in ELPS, TELPAS and Sheltered Instruction. All applicants must be SIOP trained.
  • T-Tess: Proficient or above
  • Knowledge & understanding of Language Development and Best Practices for instructing ELLs
  • Instructional leadership skills and experience
  • Knowledge & understanding of the district's Bilingual Education Program (elementary and intermediate)
  • Knowledge & understanding of the district's Dual Language Program (elementary, intermediate and middle school)
  • Knowledge & understanding of the district's ESL program
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, DMAC, Excel, Powerpoint, & Schoology
  • Experience teaching reading and completion of Reading Academy.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Upload the following supporting documents to your application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Professional development record
  • Letter of interest that includes how you have applied your professional development experiences and the results
  • Valid Texas Educator Certification as shown at State Board Educator Certification (SBEC) website in JPEG or PDF format (

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Management
  • Lead campus Bilingual (Early Exit and DL) and ESL Programs.
  • Provide supplemental professional development and coaching for staff in order to improve instruction for EB students within ESL and DL classes.
  • Assist with the selection and planning of appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of EBs, Immigrant children, and English speakers in TWDL.
  • Provide Push-In support to teachers of EBs (i.e. ELD instruction in small group) as determined by campus administrator.
  • Co-teach lessons with the classroom teacher as determined by campus administrator.
  • Work with small groups to provide supplementary language development instruction.
  • Collect, maintain and use data to improve EB instruction and programs.
  • Assist Campus Administrator in grouping students, assigning them with the appropriate teacher for ELD, Reading/Language Arts, and content instruction, and monitoring student's progress.
  • Partner with Bilingual/ESL Classroom Teachers for planning, modeling, and implementing ELD instruction, ELPS, Sheltered Instruction (SIOP), Bilingual and Dual Language Framework.
  • Support district goals including minimum of 4-8 SIOP walks per week, teacher debrief, peer-peer coaching, and teacher training/refreshers.
  • Partner with ELD Interventionist * to align district, campus goals, and ESL Action Plan.
  • Conduct assessment for diagnostic and progress monitoring purposes.
  • Work cooperatively with other teachers and campus leaders to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Advise all teachers on accommodations for EBs and English speakers in TWDL.
  • Coordinate and implement registration process for EBs and Dual Language program students. *
  • Coordinate and lead campus LPAC meetings and discussion ensuring advocacy for EB and Dual Language program students regarding interventions, placement, grouping and retention.
  • Train, coach and oversee ESL Compliance Paraprofessionals for maintenance of EB folders, completion of compliance paperwork, and EB data entry.
  • Directly support instruction at least 50% of the time (fall only). Report progress monitoring data of SIOP walks within campus ILT meetings.
  • Provide campus training as directed by principal and district.
  • Attend district ESL meetings, ARD meetings and/or ARD/LPAC meetings of EBs participating in Special Education.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents and community members.
  • Use acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Participate in the district professional development (Summer MLP Sessions).
  • Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional involvement by actively researching current trends.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies. ? Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  • Maintain an appropriate level of technology competence to meet the current and future needs of Alief.
  • Implement alternative methods of instruction as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Except for campuses with one ESL unit that is responsible for the ELD/ESL specialist duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities



Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of Professional Non-Supervisor Personnel.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals Posture: Standing, prolonged sitting, occasional kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing pulling, and twisting

Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching; may also require climbing stairs and reaching over head

Lifting:Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 15 pounds); May require occasional heavy lifting and carrying (15-45 pounds)

Environment:May work prolonged or irregular hours; frequent districtwide or in-state travel; all campuses are temperature controlled with hard surface floors

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

The full for this position is included within this job posting. By applying for this position you are accepting the responsibilities and duties of this position as they are listed in the job description.

Probationary Contract - 187 days plus 4 days of Alief U professional development for teachers new to the district

2023-2024 Salary Schedule

2024-2025 Salary Schedule is pending school board approval

(Internal employees must use the internal link to login & apply.)

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