May 25, 2023

Regional Multilingual Instructional Specialist (23-24)

  • KIPP Texas
  • Houston, TX
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
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Job Description
The Opportunity
The Regional Specialist, Multilingual Instruction role is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has extensive experience with second-language acquisition, deep content knowledge of effective sheltered instruction techniques and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS); who is committed to advancing the academic achievement of emergent bilingual learners; and who is eager to influence multilingual education in their region.
The Regional Multilingual Instructional Specialist will have the opportunity to play a significant role in ensuring that our instructional vision is lived inside of our classrooms and schools by supporting school leadership teams with content-based ESL program implementation, instructional coaching, aligned data-analysis practices and aligned professional development opportunities in an effort to drive improved student results and closing the achievement gap in one of our regions: Houston, Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist schools in curriculum implementation and alignment to TEKS/SEs and ELPS/PLDs to meet the linguistic and academic needs of multilingual students
  • Support teachers across multiple content areas to increase student language acquisition in all four domain areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • Participate in campus instructional planning sessions to model and co-create instructional lessons that include linguistic accommodations.
  • Collaborate with ESL Program Managers in the development of regional and campus-based professional learning.
  • Assist campuses with data analysis and the development of action plans in response to formative and summative data (ex. Benchmarks, Exit Tickets, TELPAS, MAP and STAAR)
  • Model effective teaching within the classroom; provide support through co-planning and co-teaching
  • Participate in campus walks with campus leadership teams, district team members and ESL Program Managers
  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach to community and family partnerships
  • Assists in planning and implementation of summer language programs
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and district policies, rules and regulations for EL students

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Experience in coaching school leaders and teachers in effective instructional strategies for multilingual learners such as content and language supports, explicit academic vocabulary instruction, sheltered-instruction and cross-linguistic connections
  • Understanding of the TEKS and ELPS and have demonstrated ability to design effective lessons and assessments that directly align with the standards
  • Deep knowledge of second language acquisition theory, pedagogy, and practice
  • Experience in cross-curricular and integrated approaches in curriculum and instruction to promote all four language domains
  • Knowledge of evidence-based explicit and systematic literacy instruction
  • Knowledge of state and federal guidelines for Bilingual and ESL programs
  • Experience designing and facilitating relevant Professional Development/Learning sessions to a variety of audiences, such as administrators, teachers, and community partners
  • Demonstrated success in multilingual student achievement as measured by analysis of assessment results
  • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (bilingual in Spanish preferred)
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • 5+ years of experience teaching in an ESL or Bilingual setting
  • an assistant principal or instructional coach with proven results advancing multilingual students' content and language skills
  • experienced coaching teachers and/or leaders to improve instruction through observation & feedback; can identify targeted impact statements (action steps) based on observations to improve instruction efficiently and effectively
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training
  • Primary - Texas teacher license with a Bilingual Education endorsement
  • Secondary - Texas teacher license with an English as a Second Language endorsement
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Previous experience leading/coaching Bilingual/ESL Department
Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training
  • Sheltered Instruction Practices
  • LPAC Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)

Additional Information
Compensation and Benefits
As a full-time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas' benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices with competitive rates, including medical, dental, and vision options, life insurance, and disability plans.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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