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English as Second Language (ESL) Coach Pool

Harvey, Louisiana
Closing date
Jul 15, 2024

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Job Role
Position Description:
  • The English as a Second Language (ESL) Coach is responsible for serving as a resource to core content teachers by building their capacity and understanding of instructional practices pertinent to English language learners or English learners through data driven instruction.
  • ESL coaches work collaboratively with core content teachers promoting reflection, providing guidance and structure where needed, and focusing on strengths, collaboration, and common issues of concern.
  • ESL coaches are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, coplanning, co-teaching, and providing feedback to teachers.

Scope of Responsibility:
  • Plan jointly with the content/core teacher lessons in classrooms on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the process of second language acquisition and factors that positively influence student's learning.
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc., to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources conducive to improving the academic achievement of English learners.
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their English learner students.
  • Support content teachers with their general instructional practices during planning times by sharing different instructional strategies/processes that are conducive to English learners. Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches.
  • Provide direction and coordination for how curriculum is taught consistent with district/school initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
  • Create an articulated schedule with school leaders.
  • Assist teachers in understanding school mission and core values.
  • Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
  • Observe lessons in a non-evaluative manner and provide feedback for teachers' professional growth and students' success.
  • Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
  • Use Adult Learning Theory to motivate adult learners and improve professional practice.
  • Contribute to the development systems and structures to improve teacher practice within schools.
  • Provide job-embedded informal professional learning beyond the coaching responsibility.
  • Submit a weekly coaching log and any pertinent data requests/coaching documentation.
  • Attend required training sessions.
  • Perform other duties or services as required.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, independent self-starters who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to raising student achievement and who have a record of high performance in challenging situations and will also demonstrate:
  • Certification in ESL or bilingual education areas.
  • Minimum of 5 (s) years teaching experience.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Proven ability in using student-level data to guide instructional decisions.
  • Strong pedagogical knowledge and content expertise.
  • Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication.
  • Proven ability to model continual improvement, demonstrate lifelong learning, and apply new learning to help all students achieve success.
  • Aptitude for professional growth, including leadership and participation in a wide range of significant professional development activities.
  • Successful and documentable experience that impacted student achievement at the elementary or secondary school level.
  • High degree of professionalism with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities while consistently demonstrating sound judgment and disciplined thinking.
  • Ability to organize and motivate people.
  • Ability to conduct effective meetings and staff development activities.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Integrity, initiative, and good moral character.
  • Ability to relate to students, staff, administration, parents, and community.
  • Possess desirable attributes of personality, enthusiasm, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record of working with diverse individuals at all levels to drive decision-making and results.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with curriculum, instruction, and assessment development on the district, state or national level

Physical Involvement:
  • Sitting is required most of each work day.
  • Must be able to operate office equipment.
  • Standing, walking, reaching, bending, lifting up to 10 pounds is sometimes required.
  • Ability to provide own transportation to schools, work locations, and meeting sites.
  • Mobility skills necessary to access a variety of work locations, including locations not on the ground floor.

  • JPPSS offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
  • JPPSS also offers a competitive benefits package.

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