English/ELL Instructional Specialist

Job | Posted 12 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
English/Reading/Language Arts


English/ELL Instructional Specialist

The English/ELL Instructional Specialist works under the guidance and supervision of the Supervisor of English Instruction, to provide leadership and expertise in English content and curriculum and English Language Learner (ELL) instruction.

Essential Functions

  • Assists in the planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring of all English programs, services, activities and curriculum;

  • Ensures proper correlation between English instructional delivery and the attainment of Standards of Learning;

  • Coordinates English test development;

  • Monitors all levels of English performance data, including ELL proficiency;

  • Serves as a resource to teachers and administrators to serve ELL students;

  • Provides guidance and participation in division and school improvement initiatives;

  • Coordinates in-service programs;

  • Organizes and coordinates instructional committees;

  • Leads administrative and staff professional development/Professional Learning Communities;

  • Assists in collaborating and consulting with other staff to coordinate the instructional program;

  • Prepares information for local, state and federal reports;

  • Provides staff development as needed;

  • Prepares and maintains files and records;

  • Performs related tasks as required.

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Supervisor of English Instruction and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.

  • 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 staff, 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.


Qualifications Profile

Must possess a current Virginia Teaching License with an endorsement in elementary education, middle English, or high school English.


Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in English.

A Master's degree is preferred.


Must have a minimum of 3+ years of successful teaching of English.

Experience teaching English Language Learners is preferred.

Instructional leadership experience is preferred.

Terms of Employment
  • Salary Range:   $56,960 - 95,413 ($2,944 Additional for Master’s Degree) 
  • Contract:           11 Month 
  • Benefits:           Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal and Sick Leave

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

School Administrative Offices

100 North Main Street , Suffolk, VA 23434