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English Language Learners (ELL) Coordinator - 1.0 FTE (200 Days)

English Language Learners (ELL) Coordinator - 1.0 FTE (200 Days)

JOB SUMMARY: 


Hamilton Community Schools is seeking an excellent educator to work in our English Language Learners at all grade levels. The ELL Coordinator will provide English language development instruction and support in all academic areas to K-12 students who have been identified as English Language Learners. As an ELL Coordinator, this person will coordinate ELL services and provide direct ELL instruction to small groups of students.


LOCATION: Administration Office


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Screen/Coordinate all incoming students K-12 for ELL support eligibility
  • Develop English language proficiency goals that are clear and measurable and track student success in meeting these goals
  • Consult with regular school administration and classroom teachers to develop and help implement alternate teaching strategies and modifications that work for ELL students
  • Collaborate with teachers and share best practices to ensure high quality sheltered content instruction is provided
  • Assist coordinating and administering of state mandated and ELL identification assessments.
  • Coordinate and administer the annual WIDA ACCESS assessment.
  • Monitor FEL (Former English Learner) students according to MDE standards
  • Identify, implement, and coordinate accommodations on required standardized assessments
  • Communicate openly with parents to discuss student progress on a regular basis
  • Serve as a resource to students and parents for educational related purposes
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
  • Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use collected information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, District policies and school regulations.
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  • Participate in department, school, district and parent meetings.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare classroom and/or learning environment for all learning opportunities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and development using formative and summative assessments.
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
  • Work with or understanding of Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS).
  • Work with or understanding of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS).
  • Previous work with or understanding of Standards Based Grading.
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching
  • Michigan certification in teaching in appropriate subject area and grade level.
  • Hold a Michigan K-12 endorsement in either English as a Second Language (NS) or Bilingual Education (Y_)
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state.

REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning

START DATE: 2022-2023 School Year (200 days beginning August 1)


SALARY RANGE: $65,000-$75,000 (commensurate with experience)

BENEFITS:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • $25,000 Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Cash in lieu option

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25+ pounds.


WHO ARE WE?

Hamilton Community Schools is a rural district located in West Michigan south of Holland and east of Saugatuck. Our well-maintained district consists of four elementary buildings (Bentheim, Blue Star, Hamilton Elementary, and Sandyview) along with one middle school, one high school, and Hamilton FLEX (Virtual, Blended, and Shared Time options). Hamilton prides itself on being a big district (135 square miles) with a small-town feel.

Hamilton Community Schools is one of 18 member public school districts within the Ottawa Intermediate School District (OAISD). Our district consists of 400 employees and over 2,500 full-time students and 1,100 non-public students in a variety of programs and formats. Hamilton Community Schools is known throughout the state as a premier district balancing a small-town atmosphere with educational innovation to meet the needs of each learner. The focus on K-12 academics, work-based learning, athletics, and the arts make Hamilton a destination district. WE are HAWKEYES!


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 

Submit an application, cover letter and resume using the online application system on the Hamilton Community Schools website www.hamiltonschools.us

https://www.applitrack.com/hamiltonschools/OnlineApp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=815

Any questions can be sent to Matt Blood, Director of Human Resources mblood@hamiltonschools.us


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

Hamilton Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, height, weight, marital status, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status with applicable state and federal laws.


DISTRIBUTION: Internal / External

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