Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Director - English Language Learners
Date Revised
08/01/2021
Department
English Language Learners
Primary Purpose

To provide leadership for implementing the Bilingual Education (BE) Transitional/Early Exit, BE Transitional/Late exit, BE Dual Language, BE Gifted and Talented, and BE magnet Programs to advance student Achievement among English language learners.  In addition, coordinate the state-mandated ELL summer school programs, annual BE Exception requirements, and federal and state improvement plans.  Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and district mandates and guidelines effectively. Utilize program personnel, funds, and available resources to enhance the instructional programs.

Education Certification

Master’s degree in the relevant educational field

Valid Texas Administrator Certification or other appropriate certifications

Valid Texas Teacher Certification

Bilingual Education Certification/Endorsement

Ability to speak and write Spanish fluently preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills

Bilingual/biliterate Spanish/English skills required

Experience in project design, implementation, and monitoring of LPAC operations

Experience planning, developing, and implementing professional development programs

Experience leading TEKS-based assessment programs, including design and delivery

Experience working with district departments to integrate system-wide activities to meet targets

Ability to interpret data to evaluate program implementation effectiveness

Proficiency with technology, including multi-media technology

Proficiency with various elementary Bilingual Education and ESL program designs

Strong organizational, communication, leadership, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Ability to communicate with teachers, educational leaders, school trustees, parents, and community leaders

Ability to function as a member of a high-performing team

Ability to work well with a diverse population

Experience

Minimum of three (3) years of successful public school classroom experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Provides leadership development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of existing BE Programs, including BE Transitional/Early Exit, BE Transitional/Late Exit, BE Dual Language, BE Gifted and Talented, and BE Magnet Programs.
  • Facilitates the development of comprehensive plans for achieving improvement goals required by federal and state accountability systems.
  • Use appropriate data in collaboration with others to establish rigorous, concrete goals in the context of student achievement and programs serving English language learners.
  • Operationalizes high expectations for English language learners and assesses progress toward those expectations through performance assessments linked to clear standards.
  • Defines systemic implications of how change initiatives interact so English language learners can be maintained across district and campus programs.
  • Assists in coordinating the development and implementation of innovative instructional programs serving English language learners to achieve identified needs.
  • Develops and implements processes for monitoring and evaluating programs and initiatives serving English language learners.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.
Tools/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment such as personal computers and peripherals

Posture

Prolonged sitting, occasional bending/stooping, pushing, pulling, and twisting

Motion

Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching

Lifting

Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional physical restraint of student to control behavior

Environment

Working irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours

Mental Demands

Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress; maintain confidentiality