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EL Instructional Coach

Job Title:

EL Instructional Coach

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 122 /11 Month Contract

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Chief Academic Office

Immediate Supervisor:

Coordinator of Bilingual / ELL Learners

General Description:
In collaboration with the EL Specialist and Coordinator of Bilingual / ELL Learners, this position is responsible for supporting the district’s ESL program initiatives. This position coaches teachers, models lessons, models co-teaching lessons, collaboratively plans with teachers, provides non-evaluative feedback to teachers, conducts professional development, and collaborates with administrators, as well as provides guidance and expertise in the best practices for successful language acquisition, specifically in the four language domain areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit theoretical and research-based knowledge of language acquisition and ELD Standards.
  • Enhance teachers’ understanding of cultural awareness and application of instructional strategies that optimize learning and maintain high standards for English Learners.
  • Coach teachers to apply most effective teaching tools, skills and attitudes to increase student engagement to support a standards-based learning environment for ELs to increase academic achievement across content areas.
  • Work as team member to assist teachers in recognizing and responding to the multiple needs of diverse learners in our district.
  • Assist with implementing a balanced approach of direct teaching using authentic, literature-based reading and writing opportunities.
  • Provide assistance with individualized program materials to improve the instruction of ELs
  • Work with teachers and administrators to develop and use appropriate ESL literacy strategies, implementation plans, and assessment tools.
  • Support the implementation and training of the ESL program’s framework.
  • Use current technology for instructional management needs.
  • Provide constructive feedback to teachers regarding their instruction of ELs in reading/writing and assist in maintaining students’ involvement in appropriate tasks.
  • Serve as a role model and demonstrate instructional leadership and professionalism.
  • Communicate effectively in Spanish and English both verbally and in writing.
  • Visit classrooms regularly to provide feedback to teachers to improve instructional planning, delivery, and assessment, including planning for ongoing monitoring and support for successful language acquisition.
  • Analyze SOL, ACCESS for ELs, and assessment data to identify areas for improvement, establish goals, and monitor improvement.
  • Develop and conduct professional development for teachers and administrators regarding instructional strategies and best practices for ELs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate teacher study group activities and the sharing of successful lessons to ensure successful program implementation.
  • Meet regularly with the Coordinator of Bilingual / ELL Learners regarding classroom practices and provide ongoing feedback.
  • Participate in on-going professional development by attending workshops, lectures, and institutes on specific subjects to enhance job performance such as knowledge in language acquisition, literacy development, coaching skills, and adult learning theory.
  • Maintain detailed logs of support provided to schools.
  • Communicate accurate and up-to-date information to teachers and students in a way that enhances student learning.
  • Embrace and encourage the acceptance of diversity


General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in classroom teaching for language learners; ability to maintain confidential files and information and to compile reports; ability to deal effectively with students and teachers; skill in the use of classroom and instructional equipment; ability to operate standard office, word and data processing equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, students, and associates. Spanish as native/second language required.

  • Valid Virginia teaching license with ESL endorsement.
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in a public-school setting.
  • Educational Administrative degree preferred.
  • Experience in developing and/or in delivering ESL teacher training is preferred.