21-22 ESL Coordinator at KIPP Connect Primary

  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

 

Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in partnering  with families and communities, 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.

In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impacting more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.

In the 2020-2021 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 31,100 students in 59 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.

The mission and vision of KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural North Star:

As a Team & Family, we:

Champion Equity

Chase Excellence

Persist with Purpose

Bring Joy

Rise Together

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. 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 families.

Job Description

The role of the ESL Coordinator will work directly with all grade students who have struggled to display a mastery of the TEKS, as practiced within their classroom on a daily basis.  
 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES


Duties
Establish an effective BOY, MOY, EOY LPACs.

  • Establish, facilitate, prepare and maintain documentation for an LPAC (committee) that meets quarterly and makes decisions/recommendations on identification, instructional accommodations, EL intensive language services, monitors progress, and reclassification
  • Executes a comprehensive professional development plan aligned to the EL student needs recommended in the LPAC
  • Recruits & trains the staff and parents who serve on the LPAC
  • Responsible for preparing and delivering annual report to parents on student progress and LPAC decisions
  • Responsible for providing parents with identification and eligibility documents, tracks and documents successful participation.
  • Work closely with the ARD Committee, RTI committees, SPED teachers, 504 committee, dyslexia program, etc. to coordinate services to dually serve EL students.

Identification & Records of ELs.

  • Ensure ELs are accurately identified upon entry and that bilingual/lep coding is in Skyward and ELLevation platform.
  • Navigate, train and support teachers, leaders on ELLevation platform.
  • Ensure the school maintains accurate and up to date rosters of ELs and that regional systems are implemented with fidelity and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure language cumulative files and tangible documents are organized, maintained and accurate.
  • Support in collecting information from your assigned school to determine the need for an application for Bilingual exception & ESL waiver for your region. 
  • With operations staff support compile demographic data and all data needed for PEIMS submission that aligns with KTX and state requirements (parent permissions, parent denials, etc)
  • Collect & provide campus EL info as needed related to Title III, ESSA, and Campus Improvement Plans, etc.

Ongoing analysis and sharing of data with LPAC, teachers, students and leaders to monitor EL progress through the year.

  • Lead the implementation and execution of the LAS LINKS, Pre-LAS, LAS LINKS reclassification, TELPAS, IOWA and STAAR state/federal assessments
  • Ensure school completes assessments with validity.
  • Ensure and train on EL data practices from formative assessments (Interim Assessments, STEP, MAP, CIRCLE) is analyzed, and utilized at the school and classroom level to inform instructional practices.
  • Support in maintaining locked inventory of campus testing materials (LAS LINKS, IOWA, Pre-LAS, LAS LINKS reclassification, and TELPAS testing materials).
  • Attend weekly leadership data meeting to progress monitor EL mastery, EL gaps, and growth and recommend instructional supports for improvement.

Help schools provide excellent education to all EL students, with attention to linguistic, cognitive and affective supports.

  • Ensure newcomer, beginner, and intermediate EL students are receiving linguistic accommodations and intensive language intervention support by pulling consistent, daily small groups using the leveled literacy and language intervention resource (LLI).
  • Plan, modify and annotate lesson plans for differentiated LLI small groups.
  • Participate and execute regional Sheltered Instruction monthly trainings. These sessions will support ELPS, sheltered instruction strategies using ELLevation platform, interventions/accommodations/scaffolds for ELs, Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDs), and TELPAS.
  • Accommodate priority exit tickets and lesson plans for priority courses for beginner/ newcomer EL students.
  • Prepare, attend and support teachers in weekly internalization meetings for priority courses.

Help teachers learn and use available EL supplemental resources and materials, and help compile school needs, priorities and recommendations for purchases of the EL supplemental resources

  • Coaching of teachers and direct managers of teachers on serving their EL students effectively using the sheltered instruction strategies stamped in PD and ELLevation platform.
  • Ensure designated testing supports used on STAAR, MAP are also being used effectively in the classroom.
  • Work with school leaders and Regional ESL Program Manager to ensure lesson plans include language objectives and that instruction is planned to teach both the TEKS and the ELPS at appropriate levels for the students.
  • Meet bimonthly with the Regional ESL Program Manager and other ESL Leads to receive training, collaboration, report on progress & status of various tasks, and prioritize tasks for the upcoming week, two weeks, and two months.
  • Meet with school leader at least bi-monthly to review the ESL calendar, EL data, address challenges.
  • Participate in a weekly sheltered instruction observation walkthrough on your assigned campus, with at least one school leader and monthly with the Regional ESL Program Manager.
  • Attend and participate in external meetings related to second language acquisition as recommended by Regional ESL Program Manager.
  • Collaborate with the Regional ESL Program Manager in compiling and updating second language acquisition procedures, program needs, data, and recommendations for the EOY ESL Program Evaluation report to the Board.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • Two years or more of teaching experience, required
  • ESL certification required, ESL teaching experience preferred
  • Spanish speaking proficiency, preferred 
  • History of demonstrated significant student achievement results, required
  • Meet the State of Texas’ qualifications for teaching, required
  • Leadership experience, preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 health insurance plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Long periods of standing and sitting and have the ability to lift items up to 25lbs. is required.
  • Requires normal/corrected vision and hearing.
  • Position will require travel.
  • Periodic participation in activities to support the KIPP Team and Family is required.

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