Teacher on Special Assignment - English Learner (EL TOSA), Secondary Schools
English Learner Teacher on Special Assignment (EL TOSA): Secondary Schools
The Bethel School District is seeking teacher applicants who have the potential to be leaders and innovative educators. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to deliver instruction based upon best available research and practices in teaching and learning.
If you are a current Bethel School District employee, you must complete an INTERNAL application. All other applicants, including current substitutes, must complete the standard application.
The person in this position will be responsible for providing direct support to English Learner (EL) students through push-in and pull out services. This includes developing instructional lessons, supervising paraeducators and supporting EL students in multiple buildings. It is expected that data will be used to improve student achievement through lessons aligned to state standards for language acquisition. The incumbent will collaborate with EL and general education teachers in the use of effective instructional practices for EL students. The EL TOSA will work on facilitating services at both the building and district level. This position requires the ability to assume responsibility and work effectively under pressure while maintaining confidentiality, and the demonstration of strong interpersonal skills.
- Research, teach and model best practices for the purpose of addressing the needs of those students who are in the process of acquiring English.
- Support teachers and school staff as they align their curriculum and instruction with state standards (i.e. the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and English Language Proficiency Standards).
- Provide guidance to instructors and collaborate with special services administration for the purpose of starting up of building EL programs.
- Be responsible for implementing services in multiple locations for the purpose of meeting all EL student needs with a commitment of closing the achievement gap.
- Work with staff in developing, using appropriate literacy strategies, implementing plans and utilizing assessment tools for the purpose of employing established curriculum.
- Collaborate with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives.
- Provide constructive feedback to teachers for the purpose of modifying their approach and instruction in reading, writing, math, and other content areas for best practice outcomes.
- Participate in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and optimize student learning.
- Prepare, complete and maintain accurate student records for the purpose of recording student progress and as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Work with families of students for the purpose of increasing parental participation.
- Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
- Assist in the coordination of ELPA21 screener and summative assessment.
- Perform other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.
Assistant Director, EL Program; or designee
May be required to work under stressful situations. Interruptions of work are routine. May be exposed to infectious diseases.
Education and Experience
B.S./B.A degree. Master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction or English Learning preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of successful certificated experience in public schools and effective work with diverse learners. Prior experience coaching and training adult learners preferred. Experience with Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and/or Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) model.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to successfully employ effective teaching methods and instructional strategies with students.
- Demonstrated desire and the ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, students, and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds verbally and in writing so others will understand.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with district, building and classroom teams.
- Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals independently and as a member of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to use a variety of instructional strategies and methods appropriate for student learning needs.
- Familiarity with the ELPA21 screener and summative assessment and WIDA.
- Knowledge in providing guidance on EL program procedures and guidelines in collaboration with Assistant Director of EL Program.
- The ability to use current technology, and assess and collect data on student needs and achievement.
- Ability to work in partnership with teachers to plan instruction.
- Must possess effective problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills, and be able to organize ideas, time and materials.
- Growth mindset required.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Washington State teaching certificate with a English Language Learners endorsement. SIOP certificate required and GLAD Tier III trained preferred. Bilingual in Spanish or Russian preferred. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
- A master teacher with excellent instructional and communication skills.
- Ability to model best instructional practices.
- Ability to make classroom observations to enhance the teaching and learning of students.
- Ability to provide professional development to enhance the understanding of researched based instructional practices for students.
- Ability to support English Learners and general education teachers with methods, materials, and instructional strategies that, through research, have proven to increase student achievement in acquiring English.
- Support individuals, teams, buildings and district in their effort to make data-based instructional decisions to increase student language acquisition.
Bethel Education Association
This posting is for the 2020-21 school year.