Specialist English Learner Secondary 2024-2025

Fort Bend ISD


Specialist English Learner Secondary 2024-2025 – (2400003Y)


Job Overview

The Specialist English Learner Secondary will provide instructional support and coaching to build expertise in second language acquisition within the content area classroom. The incumbent will build capacity in educators to support second language acquisition by coaching, modeling, collaborative instruction, Professional Learning Community (PLC) facilitation, and delivery of campus professional learning. As a member of the campus English learner (EL) team, the Specialist will support the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) to inform appropriate instructional decisions for emergent bilingual (EB) students. The incumbent will provide strong instructional leadership for classroom teachers to implement the Multilingual Programs Comprehensive Professional Development Plan for ESL Programs.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional Leadership

  • Develop expertise in content area teachers of emergent bilingual (EB) students to recognize instructional needs and identify research-based best practices for linguistically accommodated instruction and assessment through coaching, PLC facilitation, and delivery of professional learning
  • Develop expertise in campus leaders to provide ongoing instructional support that considers the needs of EB students
  • Facilitate the disaggregation of multiple sources of data pertaining to EB students to make instructional decisions
  • Collaborate with teachers to facilitate the development of lesson plans that are linguistically appropriate and accommodated commensurate to language proficiency level, and that meet the District’s and TEA’s curricular requirements (TEKS and ELPS)
  • Engage in effective second language acquisition coaching methods to ensure that District curriculum implementation is comprehensible and equitable for EB students
  • Utilize the Second Language Acquisition Coaching Cycle with teachers to set goals related to the instruction of EB students, provide feedback on instructional practices, and engage teachers in reflective practice
  • Model linguistically accommodating instruction and assignments commensurate to English language proficiency level that facilitates comprehensible access to content
  • Facilitate the accommodation of assessments for EB students by aligning linguistic accommodations for assessments with classroom linguistic accommodations
  • Provide leadership for the implementation of tools that support student ownership of learning and second language acquisition
  • Manage instructional settings and other parts of a campus to ensure environment is conducive to the process of second language acquisition
  • Ensure classroom and/or instructional environment is attractive, safe and conducive to learning and that materials are in good condition and are linguistically accessible to students
  • Foster instructional settings that promote culturally responsive teaching
  • Facilitate the utilization of a variety of instructional materials and available digital tools to enhance learning
  • Advocate for and ensure that emergent bilingual students have equitable access to educational opportunities

Professional Learning

  • Utilize the Second Language Acquisition Coaching Cycle to support the incorporation of linguistically accommodated instruction utilizing the written curriculum that is aligned to the identified district/campus instructional focus
  • Collaborate with the Teaching and Learning Division, Multilingual Programs, and Student Support Services (SPED and GT) to promote best practices in instruction through modeling, collaborative instruction, and instructional planning within Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Collaborate with Multilingual Programs to develop, facilitate, and/or provide teachers and staff with professional development and training aligned to campus/district goals, including campus based and district wide professional learning opportunities
  • Attend district level instructional meetings and professional learning events to promote professional growth
  • Collaborate with other professionals to carry out school wide instructional or related activities for EB students
  • Participate in professional development and staff department meetings as required or appropriate to assignment

Program Support

  • Perform classroom visitations to monitor fidelity to the district adopted ESL program
  • Model how to assess emergent bilingual students’ linguistic abilities as related to desired educational goals
  • Model how to monitor student progress through TELPAS and other formative/ summative assessments and use results to plan linguistically appropriate instruction
  • Meet with grade level/subject instructional staff to review assessment data in specific subject areas and improve instruction by addressing the linguistic, cognitive, and affective needs of EB students
  • Participate as a member of the campus Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) as required
  • Apply knowledge of state and district policies and procedures surrounding the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
  • Maintain appropriate student’s documentation according to state and district guidelines in collaboration with the campus LPAC administrator and campus EL team
  • Administer appropriate assessments to measure language proficiency according to state and district guidelines as needed
  • Establish and maintain oral and written communication on instructional expectations with parents, students, principals, and teachers to keep them informed of student progress
  • Support EL compliance as a member of the campus EL team to drive effective classroom instruction, as well as to monitor progress through linguistic accommodations
  • Facilitate collaborative instructional opportunities with ELA and other content area teachers as a method for meeting the needs of EB students

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities, required unless otherwise stated as preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid Teaching Certification Issued by Texas Education Agency appropriate to subject and grade level of assignment any content (prefer secondary level)
  • Valid Texas ESL Certification
  • Valid Bilingual Certification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience working with EB students
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience working with EB students at the secondary level preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of campus leadership experience (ex. team leader, department head, etc.) preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing in English
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ESL education and effective instructional practice to support EB students
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to the implementation of district initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge in curriculum, instruction, and assessment development
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Bilingual, ESL, and/or Dual language programs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing in additional languages preferred

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in classrooms, offices, work stations and meeting rooms.

The position requires occasional walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting/carrying work related items weighing less than 40 pounds, such as books, papers and presentation materials. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Attendance at conferences and professional development is required. Work involves everyday risks and discomforts which require normal safety precautions when operating equipment or performing job duties. May work prolonged or irregular hours and must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.

Primary Location






Position Calendar: 190SEP

School Year:2024-2025

Salary Grade: P7

Unposting Date

: Oct 1, 2024, 4:59:00 AM

Read Full Description

To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where (nearmejobs.eu) you saw this job posting.

Job Location