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The Director of English Learning plans, develops, implements, and evaluates programs for English Learners (EL) across our network of 15 Acero schools. The Director provides training to EL staff, general education staff, administrators; monitors program compliance; provides curricular resources to teachers and staff; provides consultation and support to administrators and staff in the area for English Learners and related supports; other related functions as directed.
Ensure compliance with State and Federal mandates for English Learners
Lead the development, management, and evaluation of English Learner programs and/or projects for the purpose of carrying out and achieving Acero EL goals and objectives
Prepare documentation for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information to local and state education agencies
Ensure curricular resources and instructional methods in the area of English Learning match current research-based best practices
Supervise network staff in the area of English Learners, and support Principals in the supervision of school-level EL staff.
Present information on programs, services, regulations, etc. for the purpose of serving as a resource to other school personnel
Observe, consult with, and assist teaching staff and specialists in the development and implementation of bilingual, dual language, and transitional programs of instruction
Provide training and consultation to administration, teachers, support staff and parents in the area of English Learning to improve instructional capacity and student outcomes
Plan, organize and conduct comprehensive professional development programs for teachers, administrators, apprentices, specialists and parents
Work cooperatively with parents, community, colleagues, and agencies
Plan, organize and coordinate site and network-wide EL programs and services
Establish and maintain cooperative organizational, public, and educational community relationships
Demonstrate ethical behavior
Understanding of instruction, assessment, and support strategies for English Learners
Understanding of laws, regulations and education code pertaining to English Learners
Understanding of principles, practices and trends in the field of language acquisition, including dual language and bilingual education systems
Understanding of the continuum of EL services and placement options
Knowledge of philosophical, educational, fiscal, and legal aspects affecting a school system operation as it pertains to English Learners
Experience with human relationships, conflict resolution strategies and procedures, and team management building methods and techniques
Able to work with a linguistically and culturally diverse group of individuals
Commitment to Equity: Passionate about ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations. Builds positive relationships in and out of the organization Focus on Data-Driven Results: Makes informed decisions to improve organizational outcomes by utilizing a data-driven approach Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others Dependability: Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines Communication and Customer Service Skills: Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both oral and written forms; anticipates and responds to stakeholder needs in a high-quality and courteous manner
Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files. Physically demands require the ability to stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, and walk around the classroom 60% of the day. In addition, walking up and down stairs several times a day. Must be able to lift 15 to 20 pounds for short periods of time and push and pull 15 to 20 lbs.
Majority of work performed in a general office environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization-sponsored events and meetings.
NOTE: The foregoing list of essential duties and responsibilities is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
The Acero Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals. Acero Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
Master’s Degree in Education or a related field (preferred)
Minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience in Bilingual Education or closely related field (required)
Experience in site administration or district administration with increasing levels of responsibility (required)
Communicate effectively in oral and written form
Effectively utilize computer technology in day-to-day work
Bilingual in Spanish
Valid Professional Educator License issued by the Illinois State Board of Education with Bilingual Endorsement
Must hold permanent residency in the United States
About Acero Schools
At Acero Schools, we are what we believe.
Achievement – We set goals and do what it takes to achieve them.
Community – We contribute to, respect and serve in our communities.
Excellence – We expect our best and strive to make our best even better.
Resilience – We learn and grow through adversity and challenges.
Optimism – We believe in our ability to create the future we envision.