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Dean of Multilingual Education - (24-25)

Kipp Houston Public Schools
Security Services, Texas
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 57 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Public Schools is a national network of public charter schools that prepares students with the skills and confidence to create the future they want for themselves, their communities, and us all. We are a network of 280 schools, nearly 15,000 educators, and 175,000 students and alumni.

The Dean of Multilingual Education plays a central role to support the school in fulfilling the KIPP Texas' mission by directly impacting the academic and linguistic success of all Multilingual Learners. The Dean of Multilingual Education is a campus leader who supports the administration of the multilingual program, leading both instructional coaching on sheltered instruction pedagogy and monitoring compliance for all EBs on their campus.

The Dean of Multilingual Education leads professional development of teachers regarding English Language Development (ELD), linguistic accommodations, and instructional practices for emergent bilingual students The Dean of Multilingual Education also provides ESL instruction with small groups of newcomer/beginner students for 1-2 class periods per day.

The Dean of Multilingual Education also is responsible for communicating with parents of emergent bilingual students and planning Title III parent, family, and community events. The Dean of MLE reports to the School Leader and follows a 12-month calendar.

As a Dean of Multilingual Education, you will internalize and drive towards academic and language development goals for multilingual students by ensuring: •
  • 100% of KTX School achieve an A or B rating - TBD
  • KTX meets Domain III TELPAS growth goals
  • KTX meets EB Academic Achievement STAAR/EOC goals for reading and math
  • 90% of teachers score a 3+ on the implement sheltered instruction strategies
  • 90% of newcomer EBs receiving ELDA intervention will make one-level proficiency growth
  • 90% of federal and state compliance requirements are completed on-time
  • Plan and execute three Title III events to increase and strengthen family, parent, and community engagement

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Sheltered Instruction Coach
  • Use campus data to identify and prioritize courses and teachers to improve EB academic achievement
  • Lead ML professional learning for teachers and school staff. This will come in the form of sheltered instruction coaching cycle, leading content team meetings, lesson internalizations, data meetings, and campus-wide professional development.
  • Monitor progress of teachers' use of content-based language instruction strategies.
  • Highlight best linguistic practices across grade levels.
  • Enhance ML program hiring practices and support ESL paraprofessionals and Bilingual/ESL teacher retention

Multilingual Case Manager
  • Responsible for completing BOY, MOY, and EOY LPACs and related activities on time with fidelity and validity.
  • Responsible for the planning and campus-wide execution of TELPAS and TELPAS ALT.
  • Build strong relationships with all emergent bilingual (EB) students across the campus.
  • Teach 1-2 English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA) courses to newcomers, beginners, and intermediates.
  • Monitor usage and growth on Summit K12 for all EBs on campus.
  • Facilitate specific EB Title III events with parents, families and the community to foster welcoming school culture.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Experience in coaching teachers to effectively plan and deliver instructional strategies for emergent bilingual learners such as content and language accommodations, explicit academic vocabulary instruction, sheltered-instruction and cross-linguistic connections
  • Understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and have demonstrated ability to design effective lessons and assessments that directly align with the standards
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition theory, pedagogy, and practice
  • Experience in cross-curricular and integrated approaches in curriculum and instruction to promote all four language domains
  • Knowledge of state and federal guidelines for Bilingual and ESL programs
  • Demonstrated success in English Learner student achievement as measured by analysis of assessment results
  • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (bilingual in Spanish preferred)

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree (required) with required licensure/certification or Master's Degree in Second Language Acquisition (TESOL, ESL, Bilingual)
  • At least two years teaching Multilingual Learners (Content or Pull-Out ESL and/or Bilingual Program)
  • At least two years of experience as an LPAC member
  • Strong record of advancing multilingual students' content and language skills

Required Specialized Training
  • Specialized training in Second Language Acquisition (Sheltered Instruction, SIOP, Biliteracy, Content-BasedLanguage Instruction)

Required Licensure/Certification: Must have by April 30th 2024
  • Preferred: Texas teacher license with an ESL or Bilingual Education endorsement
  • Primary Schools - Texas teacher license with Bilingual Education endorsement
  • Secondary Schools - Texas teacher license with an English as a Second Language endorsement or
  • Master's degree in Second Language Acquisition (ESL, Bilingual, TESOL, or related area) or
  • TESOL Certification with concurrent enrollment in Texas Educator Preparation Program or Master's degree program

What We Bring to the Table
  • The starting point for the salary range for this position is commensurate upon experience and internal-equity.
  • Competitive vacation and flexible paid time off (PTO) policies.
  • Paid family leave.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with varying coverage for employees and their families, inclusive of virtual physician visits. High deductible health plan with HSA also offered.
  • Employee assistance programs.
  • Participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).
  • 457 Roth retirement plan option with KIPP matching contribution up to $1,200 a year. 403b plans also supported.
  • KIPP also offers the following employee-paid benefits: legal plans, LifeLock identity protection, life insurance and disability insurance.
  • Flexible spending account or high-yield HSA.

Physical Requirements
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
  • Considerable time spent at a desk using a computer/laptop.
  • Attending conferences or training sessions.

Work Environment
  • School environment in classrooms and offices.

Travel Requirements
  • Travel monthly to regional meetings is required.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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