Director of ESL (English as a Second Language)

Position Type:
Administration/Director

Date Posted:
7/8/2019

Location:
Madison County Central Office

Date Available:
TBD

Closing Date:
09/09/2019

Title: Director of ESL (English as a Second Language)
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Educational Leadership; 486 Endorsement Preferred
  • Valid Teaching Certificate
  • 177 ESL certification endorsement
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience in grades K-12 ELA
Reports to: To be determined by the district Superintendent
Job Goal: The full time ESL Director will ensure that the district's programs and curriculum are implemented to English Learners in order to maximize student-learning experiences and increase the achievement in English Language acquisition and content areas.
Major Functions:
• Supervises and supports English Learners (EL) and ESL teachers.
• Coordinates and manages state and Title III funds.
• Coordinates translation services.
• Supervises and supports District Interpreter(s).
• Responsible for the development of the District's plan for delivering services and supports and communication of this plan to school administration, staff, and the public.
• Coordinates the ongoing development, implementation and coordination of the system's K-12 curricula in the English Learner department.
• Uses professional development to engage teacher learning of new strategies in EL and to remain current on EL best practices.
• Coordinates/conducts/supports placement assessments, the annual English Language Proficency Test and Language Service Plans of EL students as outlined by the current Mississippi Guidelines for EL.
• Oversees the maintenance of student EL files and Registration Process for English Learners (in accordance with the requirements of MDE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with Curriculum Directors, Special Services Directors, and appropriate Associate Superintendent to ensure all students receive a high quality learning experience and have access to a differentiated curriculum.
• Conduct ESL teacher evaluations and provide feedback.
• Must possess the ability to provide staff training.
• Consult with teachers K-12 relative to meeting the needs of English Learners and former English Learners.
• Work with teachers and administrators to organize and coordinate ESL service to maintain continuity and articulation of the ESL instructional supports throughout Madison County Schools.
• Demonstrate clear and concise written and oral communication skills with administration, staff, and parents.
• Must be able to keep current with developments in ESL and furnish leadership in determining their appropriateness for inclusion in the system-wide program.
• Provide timely assessment data in response to requests from MDE.
• Apply knowledge of federal and state ESL laws and regulations.
• Apply knowledge of Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards and alternative assessment practices.
• Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor or superintendent.
• Adhere to the Mississippi Code of Ethics.
• Maintain confidentiality and privacy of all Madison County Schools' records.
Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. Employees may perform other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor, administrative staff or superintendent.
Additional information:
Employees shall maintain confidentiality and privacy of all school records. Employees shall be consistently responsible-maintaining regular punctual attendance and timely completion of assigned duties, working assigned days and using sick and personal leave appropriately
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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