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ELL Coordinator

District of Columbia International School
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $58,500 to $101,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: life insurance, medical, vision, 401k, dental,
Job Description

DC International School is hiring a full-time ELL Coordinator. To apply, complete the employment application below, and be prepared to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls, please.

Position Overview: This new leadership position entails coordinating DCI’s EL program (ELD courses, EL case management, EL co-teaching, EL assessment and data management, and EL compliance) and developing a school-wide capacity to build on the strengths of ELs/Emergent Bilinguals and to address their SES, academic and language needs, through mission-aligned data-driven strategic planning, professional development, supervision, monitoring, coaching, and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.

Coordinator’s reporting year begins on August 1st.

Salary Range: $58,500 - $101,000 (Starting salary is determined by education and years of relevant experience)

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • A Master's Degree in language education (foreign language, ESL, or bilingual education) is preferred (Bachelor's Degree and deep knowledge of language learning required). Able to meet HQT requirements as an ESL/bilingual teacher under NCLB.
  • Previous experience as an effective EL teacher, sheltered instruction teacher, and/or EL co-teacher is required.
  • Previous experience in EL case management is required.
  • Must have demonstrated commitment to equity and continuous improvement.
  • Must possess strong analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills, and plan, implement and monitor work independently as a leader and as part of a team.
  • Must have experience in backward planning and professional development and/or coaching.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and superior interpersonal skills to be able to build strong working relationships with teachers, school leaders, students and families, and other key stakeholders.
  • Previous experience as a teacher leader or supervisor of EL teachers is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with well-known EL instructional frameworks (SIOP, GLAD, etc) are preferred.
  • Experience with 1:1 technology and Experience and IB education are preferred.

Essential Attributes:

The EL Coordinator will work closely with the school leadership team and EL team in the development and improvement of our EL program to ensure EL/emergent bilingual students are successful in our IB for all, language immersion 6-12 school. The EL Coordinator is responsible for developing DCI’s EL programming and strategic plan with clear objectives and an annual work plan. The work will be focused in 6 areas:

  • Supervising and supporting the EL team
      • regularly meet with the EL team to implement a strategic plan, learn collaboratively, and problem solve
      • supervise EL teachers to ensure consistency and quality of EL instruction and services
      • coach EL teachers based on coaching objectives and EL/literacy research-based practices
  • Curriculum and Instruction
      • coordinate the revision and systematization of the English Language Development (ELD) curriculum
      • systematize, support, and monitor EL co-teaching partnerships and ensure best practices
      • research and procurement of instructional materials/platforms that support EL instruction
  • Case Management
      • coordinate and supervise EL case management, including the development of individualized plans for students, monitoring student progress, communication and partnering with families, and the development of interventions based on student strengths and needs
      • Ensure asset-based approach to EL Case management, including building on students strength and ensuring student voice and choices are included
  • Data, Assessment and Compliance
    • support and monitor the use of EL accommodations in testing and during instruction.
    • work closely with DCI Data and Assessment Coordinator to plan and supervise EL screening testing and EL assessments (MODEL, WIDA ACCESS)
    • analyze and utilize data (MODEL, WIDA, grades, attendance, etc) to improve instruction, co-teaching, case management, interventions, and professional development
    • Keep current on all OSSE EL regulations and initiatives, and ensure DCI complies with all ELTitle III legal requirements and OSSE EL policies and procedures
  1. Professional development and coaching
    • deliver school-wide and department-specific professional development on EL strategies, in collaboration with the EL team and external partners
    • advise teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for EL students, with a focus on co-teachers and Subject Coordinators
  2. Communication and Partnerships
    • partner with leaders and teachers to ensure ELs are successfully included in all aspects of DCI programming and initiatives (IB for all, scheduling, ACE, testing, Sped services, etc) and the school can achieve its IB for all vision with this community of students
    • work closely with DCI Family Engagement Coordinator, school leaders, and EL teachers to ensure regular culturally-component and linguistically accessible communication and collaboration with families through a variety of mediums

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.

  • We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave.
  • We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.
  • Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.

DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

Company Description
District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter school serving nearly 1,500 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-12 from across the District of Columbia. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. DCI’s education centers on an International Baccalaureate curriculum, advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish, and French, and a culture focused on student agency supported by 1:1 technology.

District of Columbia International School

Why Work Here?
DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff.

District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter school serving nearly 1,500 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-12 from across the District of Columbia. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. DCI’s education centers on an International Baccalaureate curriculum, advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish, and French, and a culture focused on student agency supported by 1:1 technology.

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