EL Teacher (Alamosa High School)
Definition: The EL teacher will work closely with EL students, staff, and families to ensure high quality academic instruction, accommodations, assessments, and events.
- Culturally/Linguistically Diverse endorsement, or license to teach English Language Learners
- Speak, Write, Read Spanish
- Technology savvy
Reports to: High School Principal, Administration & Communicates with K-12 EL Teachers
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the board's policy and procedures for evaluation of certified/licensed staff.
- Train for and administer the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 & Colorado Screener
- Documentation of designation & redesignation for October Count and CDE
- Create EL Plans and share with AHS staff
- Write EL Parent Letters of acceptance of the program & meet with parents to sign
- Implement a research based curriculum to EL students in a classroom setting with direct instruction.
- Know and apply CDE Guidelines for ELs
- Know federal and state laws that pertain to EL students
Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Be able to communicate with parents, content area teachers, and the counseling department.
- Know WIDA language standards and the four domains of language proficiency and implementation.
- Collaborate with the AHS English Department and apply State/National Standards to instruction
- Collaborate with content area teachers on accommodations.
- Collaborate & coordinate class schedules with the counseling department
- Collaborate with EL paraprofessional
- Connect students & families to community services and higher education opportunities
- Organize family events
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
- Colorado State Certification as an English Education Teacher.
- Must have endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education K-12
- Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
- Masters Degree in related area preferred.
Successful prior teaching experiences in English a plus.