2021/22 ESL Specialist
Job | Posted 3 months ago
Leander ISD is currently evaluating several potential models in light of the changing situation, and following guidance established by local, state and federal leaders.
Regardless of what decisions are reached in order to open our campuses and operations, we must ask that all applicants, new employees, and current staff be prepared for possible variations in campus assignments, hours of operations, and modifications to job duties among other considerations.
Any of these possible changes may not be known until we move into the school year and certainly will depend upon any developments in managing COVID -19 restrictions and recommendations.
The State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A cost of up to $49.00 will be charged for fingerprinting.
To develop, support, and continuously improve PreK-12 ESL program and support teachers and campus leaders in their understanding and implementation of ESL program initiatives.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Support campuses in areas of ESL support including curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
- Develop and support implementation of LISD’s guaranteed and viable curriculum.
- Maintains timely communication with instructional staff.
- Collaborate with appropriate PreK-12 staff to support development, the maintenance and revision of curriculum/assessment documents and resources based on feedback, systematic review, and data analysis.
- Support the alignment of written, taught, and assessed curriculum PreK-12 all content areas.
- Collaborate with PreK-12 curriculum teams and campus staff to align district curriculum and instruction initiatives.
- Serve as a member and/or facilitator of district and community teams as appropriate.
- Develop and provide professional learning aligned to content and district initiatives in order to support success of ESLs.
- Compile and analyze state and local ESL assessment data to coordinate plans for improvement in targeted areas.
- Partner with elementary and secondary content area coordinators and curriculum specialists to lead the work of the teacher leaders.
- Collaborate with other Teaching and Learning staff to align and support resources of best practices for advancement and intervention of ESLs.
- Seek out and apply new learning in research, emerging trends, instructional strategies/materials, current technology, and district initiatives to improve curriculum and instruction for ESLs.
- Promote the district vision, initiatives and culture.
- Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
- Abide by district and state policies and guidelines including TELPAS, LPAC, and Title III coordination.
- Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- ESL certification preferred. Valid Texas Teacher Certification preferred, elementary preferred.
- Minimum three years successful teaching experience.
- Knowledge of research-based instruction and curriculum development; Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills; subject matter effective instructional strategies and assessment; systems thinking and continuous improvement philosophy; and second language acquisition.
- Skill in communication, collaboration, professional development, computer and meeting facilitation.
- Ability to collect, analyze, and use data to improve student learning; self-direct, strong organizational skills; coordinate multiple tasks; and willingness to continue professional growth/development as needed to extend knowledge.
- Knowledge of second language acquisition.
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
- Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
- Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
- Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
- Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
- Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone, computer or other electronic device.
- Ability to compose material such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact and to make presentations outside of the immediate work area.
- Ability to compute, analyze and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.
- Ability to make information presentations, inside and outside the organization.
- Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-priority environment.
- Ability to handle difficult conversations and deescalate employees, staff, and parents.
- Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
- Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
- Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
- Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
- May work prolonged or irregular hours.
- Frequent districtwide, statewide, and out-of-state travel.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.
Equal Opportunity Employer