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Newcomers Academy Bilingual Site Coordinator

Job Title:

Newcomers Academy Bilingual Site Coordinator

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 125 / 12 Month (260 days) Contract

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Work Location:

Immediate Supervisor:

George Wythe High School

Principal

 

 

General Description:
The International Academy is a specialty program designed for Newcomer students that have been in the country for 12 months or less, and for English learners that have been in the country for 4 years or less. Students are provided high quality, rigorous instruction through a transitional bilingual model and are expected to graduate high school in four years or less.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the implementation and development of the policies, protocols, and procedures of the International Academy (IA).
  • Presents the program’s objectives to the teaching staff, specialty staff, and parents.
  • Leads and presides over activities of the IA staff.
  • Represents the IA at various events held by RPS and other activities and events in the area.
  • Organizes the procedure for the supervision and assessment of the curriculum used by each teacher.
  • Manages complete student records to include Title III compliance indicators.
  • Monitors activities and evaluates the implementation and assessment of the students’ social and intellectual development.
  • Ensures that each student develops analytical thinking, critical reasoning, creativity, social-emotional learning skills, and independent research skills.
  • Oversees and manages the completion of the IA end-of-year portfolio.
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, teachers, school administration, and Bilingual/EL Coordinator.
  • The IA site coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the implementation and delivery of the program; ensuring that appropriate student records are maintained; making sure appropriate textbooks, resources, and facilities are available; organizing internal assessments according to IA criteria. Some of these duties will include ensuring that information on the IA is given to students; ensuring parent meetings are organized on a regular basis; ensuring the parents understand the IA assessment criteria and are kept informed of their child’s progress; providing support for the IA teachers; organizing regular meetings with teachers for discussion and planning; keeping the school and central office administrators informed of IA developments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

●        Must possess a valid Virginia Teaching License with a high school administration endorsement (preferred).

●        Master’s Degree in administration/ supervision or related field is preferred.

●        A minimum of five years of successful teaching experience is required.

●        Must be knowledgeable of creative, innovative, nontraditional teaching strategies to include second language acquisition methodology and project-based learning.

●        Must possess leadership qualities that will promote teachers being successful, and will be visionary in developing long-term goals and objectives.

●        Must be able to guide teachers in working collaboratively to make connections among and between subject areas.

●        Must have an understanding of the skills and processes of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and be able to integrate them into the International Academy curriculum.

●        Must have experience in teaching/using higher order thinking skills.

●        International Academy coordinators will be directly involved with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators. Therefore, the coordinator must possess excellent oral and written communication, presentation, organizational and public relation skills.

●        Must be able to use a variety of assessment tools including assessment criteria for all subject areas to evaluate the progress of students, teachers, specialty staff and the International Academy curriculum.

●        Must possess the knowledge to use the most up-to-date technology to communicate with parents, community, faculty, and staff.

●        Spanish as a second/ native language is preferred.