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ELL Specialist

Spring Independent School District
Houston, TX, US
Closing date
Dec 4, 2021

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Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator, Teaching, ELL / ESOL / ESL Teacher
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  • Days: 187
    Min: 58.692
    Mid: 70,712


    JOB TITLE: ELL Specialist

    REPORTS TO: Principal




    The ELL Specialist will serve to increase the academic achievement and graduation rate of English Language Learners and ensure Bilingual and/or ESL program compliance. The ELL Specialist will provide teachers and identified ELL students with targeted support to ensure the core content being taught is comprehensible. The ELL Specialist will spend at least 75% of the time working directly with teachers and students and approximately 25% of the time addressing compliance and administrative duties.

    All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.



    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college and university


    • Master's Degree from an accredited college and university
    • Three years classroom experience
    • Valid Texas Teacher Bilingual certification
    • Valid Texas Teacher ESL certification


    • Detail oriented and able to handle deadline pressures
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Quality oral presentations and written reports
    • Facilitation of workshops
    • Thorough understanding of state and federal requirements for language support services
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the LPAC process


    • Coach teachers through team planning sessions to tailor instruction and differentiate instructional strategies for the varied language proficiency levels of students
    • Collaborate with teachers to develop effective interventions for ELL student success
    • Provide plans for additional academic/language supports to identified students
    • Convene LPAC meetings when warranted for program placement, assessment decisions, monitoring during the year and end of year LPAC meetings
    • Conduct data analysis of student performance data to provide guidance to the LPAC and ELL teachers and monitor academic achieve and progress.
    • Maintain records of student progress, interventions used, and linguistic accommodations
    • Monitor coding of ELL student information as it relates to demographics and special programs to ensure accuracy of state and local testing
    • Train teachers to understand, disaggregate and use student achievement and language data to enhance their instruction and Professional Learning Communities
    • Participate, in district LPAC meetings, trainings, and/or professional development hosted by the Multilingual Department and/or Workforce Development
    • Support the LPAC and Admission Review and Dismissal Process for dually coded ELL/Special Education students
    • Assist the campus with state and federal compliance
    • All other duties as assigned


    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will require traveling within the district.

    Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


    The Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.

    Guided by its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, the district is preparing students for success in college, career and life. With literacy as the foundation for learning across all grade levels, the district offers academic programs that meet the needs of all learners. From high-quality early childhood programs to college preparation courses and career pathway exploration, there are programs and services designed to meet the needs of every Spring ISD student.

    The district takes pride in always improving and evolving, including strengthening and expanding its special education and gifted and talented services as well as its award-winning performing and visual arts program to serve even more students.

    • In addition to bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs, which have been well-established for many years, the district has added a dual language program at three elementary schools.
    • An array of extracurricular opportunities, including UIL 16-6-A athletics and nationally recognized JROTC programs encourage students to explore and pursue their interests.

    The district currently has 38 campuses that include 26 prekindergarten through 5th-grade elementary schools, seven 6th- through 8th-grade middle schools and five 9th- through 12th-grade high schools. That number will change soon with the construction of several new facilities – including two middle schools, three ninth-grade centers and a state-of-the-art stadium that will serve the entire district – all funded by a bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

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