Districtwide Instructional Specialist for English Learners 1.0 FTE (middle School position)

Lexington, KY, US
May 22, 2019
Grade Level
Middle School
Job Type
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services - Certified/ 4575 Instructional Specialist

  • Date Posted:

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  • Date Available:
    19-20 School Year

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    TITLE: Instructional Specialist for English Learners REPORTS TO: Superintendent or Designee SUPERVISES: N/A Job Function: Be knowledgeable in and model evidence-based effective practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and standards for English Learners. Recommend and provide professional learning opportunities that accelerate student learning in achieving targeted outcomes. Measures of Success:
    • Increase in student achievement and growth:
      • State Standards English Language Acquisition expectations
      • District based assessments
      • Curriculum benchmark assessments
    • Close achievement and opportunity gaps
    • Improve learning, culture, and environment
    • Increase student, family and community engagement
    • Increase the high school graduation rate and ensure every child graduates college and career-ready

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Support effective English Learner (EL) service delivery in schools
    • Initiate, coordinate, and plan professional learning to maintain and improve instruction for English Learners
    • Provide observations and feedback for EL teachers to ensure quality instructional practices
    • Deliver job-embedded professional learning and coaching
    • Model best instructional practices to teachers of English Learners
    • Assist district and school leaders with instructional best practices for teaching English Learners
    • Develop curriculum guidelines and effective resources to support English Learners
    • Support teachers with English Learner data management
    • Ensure compliance with Title III, Part A English Learner Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act component
    • Disseminate information pertaining to English Learner education to district and community stake-holders
    • Support data analysis for instructional decision-making
    • Support work placement of district wide itinerant English Learner teachers
    • Serve on state, community, and other professional committees
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate in more than one language or the willingness to learn to communicate in more than one language at the novice level of proficiency.
    • Maintain positive work relationships.
    • Maintain regular attendance.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    • Strong knowledge/experience of data, voice and wireless networking and telecommunications, and demonstrated ability to effectively work with management, outside vendors and end users
    • Project management skills/experience
    • Strong understanding of technology and infrastructure monitoring systems

      Education and Experience:
      • Master's Degree and/or Rank 1
      • Master level teacher with at least 3 years of successful teaching experience teaching English Learners

      Licenses and other requirements:
      • Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate
      • EL Endorsement K-12
      • Consultant Endorsement (or the ability to receive such endorsement)

      Physical Demands:
      • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
      • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing
      • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
      • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
      • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

      Application Procedure:
      Apply online

      Contact: Lori Bowen (lori.bowen@fayette.kyschools.us)