SUMMARY: Instructs students in activities designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth in the subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible citizens.
- Maintains Maine State ELL certification (660), CHRC, and required training and certification to administer and score the WIDA ACCESS, the WIDA Screener, and any other testing instruments as needed.
- Reviews the Language Use Survey of entering students to screen for potential English Language Learners
- Screens all potential ELLs using the WIDA Screener or other approved screening protocol.
- Assesses all ELL students annually using the WIDA ACCESS or other instrument approved by the State of Maine.
- Implements ELL program procedures in compliance with the District Lau Plan and State and Federal law.
- Attends and maintains minutes of all LAC meetings.
- Maintains appropriate required documentation on every LEP student.
- Makes recommendations to the general education staff about types of accommodations, adaptations, special resources, courses, classes, and classroom adjustments that are appropriate for each ELL student.
- Makes recommendations about accommodations for all types of formal assessment, whether within the District or State, by convening the LAC and communicating those recommendations to parents and staff.
- Serves as the ELL specialist to the entire District staff by maintaining current knowledge of research, law, best practices, and issues in the field.
- Serves as a liaison between ELL students, their families, and the school, especially with respect to language and cultural issues, and provides information to all parties that fosters positive relationships.
- Provides rigorous and appropriate instruction as needed to ELLs that supports the acceleration of English acquisition and appropriate academic content.
- Collaborates, consults, and co-teaches as needed, with school staff.
- Monitors ELL students' progress in all aspects of their academic schedules and extracurricular activities and programs.
- Provides on-going professional development to school staff as necessary on second language acquisition and acculturation processes, sheltered instruction, current research, and best practices in teaching ELLs.
- Serves as a consultant for purposes of referrals to other programs, for example, Special Education and the Gifted and Talented Program, to insure neither under- nor over-representation of LEP students.
- Maintains on-going communication with parents and families of ELLs in a meaningful way which may require the use of translators and interpreters.
- Maintains on-going communication with general education teachers of ELLs and administrators, and maintains a positive, collaborative, and consultative relationship.
- Works collaboratively with the Special Services Director or his or her designee to ensure that appropriate resources and services are provided to ELLs; that the District's program is compliant with State and Federal law and the District's Lau Plan; and that the District's ELL program is coherent, unified, and effective.
- Conducts an annual program review as mandated by the District's LAU Plan.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Maine teaching certificate in area of study is required
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: Based on experience and in accordance with the 2022-2023 wage scale in the teacher bargaining agreement: $40,540.80 [BA, step 1] - $74,484.13 [MA+15, step 23], prorated from start date.
The complete current Teacher Bargaining Agreement is available on this website in the Employment Contracts folder under the Menu/Documents/Employment Contracts section. For information about this position please contact Special Education Director Deb Murphy at email@example.com.
The “Professional” application form is available on this website in the Employee Applications folder located under the Menu/Documents/District Forms section. In order to be considered for this position a completed RSU 2 application form must accompany your packet.
Please submit the completed and signed application form, letter of interest with illustration of philosophy, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts and Maine DOE certificate to:
KIDS RSU #2
Attn. Sue Corbett
7 Reed Street
Hallowell, Maine 04347
Scanned application packets can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel. (207) 622-6351
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