English Language Learner Teacher Expert, Lead 6-12

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Bargaining Unit: AEA
Work Year: 182 Days per year

Job Summary
This position requires a valid Alaska educator certificate. The number of work days is based upon the AEA negotiated pay scale. Information on the pay scale can be found online at www.asdk12.org/laborrelations. Positions that are 0.50 FTE to 1.0 FTE are associated with the Alaska Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), positions that are 0.40 to 0.49 FTE are associated with the Alaska Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Positions that are 0.39 FTE or less are not eligible for state retirement benefits.
This position reports to and is evaluated by the English Language Learners program director. The English Language Learner Lead Teacher Expert (ELL Lead) functions as a liaison between teachers with ELL students and other Academic English Learners (AELs) at the building level, school administration, and district administration. The ELL Lead helps promote positive relationships with ELL students, school administration, general education staff, special education staff, parents, outside agencies, community services, and district level staff. The ELL Lead supports the district’s instructional and compliance efforts to ensure English learners that language is not a barrier to equitable access of all the necessary supports and services as determined by each school’s ELL access team.

Job Requirements
The following are required:

  1. A valid Alaska initial, professional, or master teaching certificate with an endorsement in ESL, EFL, bilingual, or similar endorsement, or passage of Praxis II ESOL or equivalent exam in combination with at least two years of relevant ESL teaching experience.
  2. Three (3) or more years of successful teaching in a secondary content area.
  3. Strong oral and written communication.
The following are preferred:
  1. Familiarity with MTSS and differentiated instruction.
  2. Experience in the facilitation of embedded professional learning.
  3. Experience in the facilitation of team approaches to problem-solving.
  4. Background in secondary core content instruction (e.g., English language arts, social studies, STEM).
  5. Evidence of experience teaching English language learners in content-specific settings.
  6. Experience in the teaching of discipline-specific Academic English.
  7. Familiarity with Alaska State Standards or Common Core State Standards.
  8. Familiarity with Positive Behavior Intervention Support.
  9. Familiarity with project-based experiential, and/or hands-on teaching and learning strategies.
  10. Maintains a strong, regular personal attendance record.
Essential Job Functions
  1. Facilitates the implementation of curricula and strategies conducive to sustainment of Tier I environments where Academic English Learners (AELs) experience equitable access to instruction.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge in specialty area and professional development.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of school programs and level of teacher skill.
  4. Establishes goals for the instructional support program that are appropriate to the setting and the teachers served.
  5. Demonstrates knowledge of resources and/or protocols, both within and beyond the school and district.
  6. Plans for the instructional support program, integrated with the overall school program.
  7. Develops a plan to evaluate the instructional support program.
  8. Acts as lead for each school’s ELL access team so as to ensure that language is not a barrier to equitable access of all the necessary supports and services.
  9. Creates an environment of respect and rapport.
  10. Establishes a culture for ongoing instructional improvement.
  11. Establishes clear procedures for staff to gain access to instructional support.
  12. Establishes and maintains norms of behavior for professional interactions.
  13. Effectively communicates with school-based staff.
  14. Uses questions and discussion techniques appropriate to learning situation.
  15. Engages staff in target learning.
  16. Integrates assessment into the delivery of support.
  17. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness as opportunities arise.
  18. Coordinates work with other AEL Lead Teachers and district leads
  19. Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy appropriate to student population.
  20. Attends and actively participates in ongoing professional development offered by the ASD.
  21. Effectively supports culturally responsive practices and equitable access.
  22. Attends Academic English Professional Development Series (ASD offerings).
  23. Attends and actively participates in ongoing professional development offered by the ASD.
  24. Facilitates, monitors, and assesses student learning.
    • Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
    • Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
  25. Works as a partner with parents, families, and the community.
    • Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
    • Participates in and contributes to the teaching profession.
Physical /Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.
Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).
This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief for additional information.
The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.


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Anchorage School District

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Amount per Student


State Average: $20,209

% ELL Students


State Average: 11%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.91

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



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