Specialist, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Baltimore County Public Schools - Baltimore County, MD (30+ days ago)3.9

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JOB TITLE: Specialist, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

REPORTS TO: Coordinator, ESOL

DEFINITION: Assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising the activities of the Office of ESOL in both academic and services capacities. Supervises professional and support staff including those at the ESOL Welcome Center, ESOL resource teachers, and family school liaisons. Assists in the development and implementation of ESOL curricula and professional development activities. Collaborates across content areas for curricula and professional development. Responsible for Title III compliance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Plans and supervises activities related to the design, implementation, and assessment of ESOL curricula preK-12.
Visits schools for formal and informal observations of ESOL classes and content classes containing ELs (English Learners).
Helps to plan and lead ESOL chairman meetings and system-wide professional development related to ELs including system-wide database training.
Ensures the alignment of the BCPS curriculum to the Maryland, World-class Instructional Design & Assessment (WiDA), and National Standards.
Ensures the compliance of the BCPS ESOL program with state, federal, and BCPS regulations and policies.
Identifies research-based strategies to support instruction in ESOL especially those that pertain to changes under Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
Supervises the ESOL Welcome Center and its operations including screening and intakes of potential English Learners.
Attends MSDE briefings related to ESOL, Title III, and WiDA testing.
Conducts annual and regular training on WiDA assessments.
Contributes to the identification and selection of appropriate textbooks, instructional materials, and digital resources.
Provides support and training to teaching staff and department chairs in working with ELs.
Completes all reports required by MSDE including annual Limited English Proficiency (LEP) report and those related to Title III.
Works collaboratively with schools and community groups to coordinate and deliver services to immigrant families.
Collaborates with the Office of Enterprise Applications with regard to student data and the Division of Research, Accountability, and Assessment on the collection, coding, aggregation, and analysis of data related to ELs and EL achievement.
Evaluates the performance and professional growth of ESOL resource teachers.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Training, and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree.
Five years of successful teaching or related experience.
Three or more years of progressively responsible leadership/management experience related to ESOL education.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I endorsement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of second language acquisition, dual language immersion and English language development.
Knowledge of current research-based instructional practices in ESOL and other content areas.
Technology facility and understanding of the role of technology in the ESOL classroom.
Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications.
Knowledge of and skill in data analysis especially in the area of student achievement and gap analysis.
Demonstration of outstanding oral and written communications skills.
Demonstration of strong leadership, communication, and human relations skills.
Fluency in a second language preferred.

The work of this class is generally sedentary and performed in an office or classroom environment. Work includes travel to school sites and the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities.

SALARY: Grade 8 on the BCPS CASE 12 Month payscale $78,131 - $113-822.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a separate completed application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors.. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc will not be accepted.
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Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $67.75. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
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If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
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Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information

Homer McCall,II
Director of Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7874
Fax: 410-296-0568
Email: hmccall@bcps.org