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Assistant Director English Language Learner

Tacoma, Washington, West, USA
US 7972 - 9705 a month
Start date
Start May 2016
  • All Levels
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Master
  • 3 years of teaching experience


This position supports the work of the Director, English Language Learner Program, (ELL) by providing administrative leadership and guidance in activities related to the development, implementation, coordination, and review of the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Department, which includes the Pre K-12 programs designed for Pre K-12 Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.


 1.   Supports the Director, ELL, in providing leadership and assistance to schools with respect to School Improvement Plans, the District’s Improvement Plan, the Second Language Acquisition Program, and other program needs.

2.   Observes classroom instruction and provides feedback to teachers and staff in order to improve effective instruction.

 3.   Supports the Director, ELL, in responding to questions and concerns from parents and follows up appropriately; represents the department on matters relating to the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Department and LEP students; meets with state legislators and state office personnel on bilingual issues and problems; represents programs on a wide variety of committees and special projects; maintains liaison with District staff, parents, students, professional associations, community based organizations, the public, and a variety of interest groups

 4.   Determines student eligibility for ELL services; monitors documentation of student eligibility to maintain current enrollment as related to state and federal funding guidelines; coordinates with building administrators regarding appropriate placement of students.


1.    Attends workshops, in-service, team meetings, and other local, state, and national conferences; maintains and updates knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development activities as needed or as assigned.

2.    Monitors operations and provides guidance to the District schools and the activities program.

3.    Works in developing partnerships and performs as liaison with the community and business world.

4.    Designs, develops, and implements professional development and training activities related to second language acquisition for District staff.

5.    Directs, manages, and participates in a variety of special projects and performs related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Education or related field with endorsements in TESOL/ESL and three years of successful classroom teaching experience including two years in an ELL setting; experience with staff training for adult learners, preferred; administrative experience, preferred; fluency and literacy in a second language preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.


This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job