Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Coordinator of Teaching and Learning
Date Revised
01/05/2022
Department
Teaching and Learning Development
Primary Purpose

Create, maintain and revise district secondary ELAR curriculum.  Organize, facilitate, and conduct ongoing professional development to support the district’s comprehensive literacy plan. Collaborate with ELAR coordinators to develop a vertically aligned, research-based, and effective curriculum.  Provide teacher modeling, coaching, and staff development for ELAR teachers.

Education Certification

Bachelor’s degree in education or subject-related field

Valid Texas Teacher Certification

Master’s degree in education or subject-related field preferred

ESL Certification preferred

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Knowledge of best practice strategies

Knowledge of instructional technology

Ability to interpret data

Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Experience

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a secondary ELAR teacher

Curriculum development experience preferred

Coaching experience preferred

District or State level Professional Development experience preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Work with ELAR Coordinator to develop, maintain and revise secondary ELAR curriculum to align to new ELAR standards.
  • Work with ELAR curriculum coordinators to ensure effective implementation of Balanced Literacy strategies across the district.
  • Collaborate with staff and other district personnel to formulate, develop, promote, implement, and evaluate the Balance Literacy initiative.
  • Consult with teachers to develop appropriate strategies for addressing the needs of students.
  • Observe classroom instruction and provide feedback and assistance to classroom teachers to facilitate improvement.
  • Demonstrate and model research-based instructional strategies.
  • Promote the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning.
  • Monitor effectiveness of instructional programs through observations, campus and district test data analysis, and use of assessment instruments.
  • Work with administrative staff to develop, coordinate, and deliver teacher professional growth activities in content and program areas.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Comply with federal and state law policies, State Board of Education rule, and the local board policy.
  • 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)

Environment

Working irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours

Mental Demands

Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress