Executive Director of English Learner Education Programs and Services
Allentown School District
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Administrative K-16 for Bilingual Education or ELLs
Other Bilingual Education Posittion
Internal Number: 2627
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide leadership, direction, supervision, both personally and through curriculum specialists andthe supervisor, and support to bilingual, ESL and World language programs. 2. Develop and refine the philosophy, policies and operating procedures for the implementation of bilingual education, ESL and World Language programs in consonance with other school district policies, relevant state statutes and federal law. 3. Provide resource personnel to schools and support services to students for the developmentand/or improvement of bilingual education, ESL and World language programsand implement guidelines as well as Title III support. 4. Administers, supervises, and coordinates, both directly and through supervisory personnel, theday-to-day operations and activities of the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Office including placement of ELLS, language assessment and monitoring of ELLs students, curriculum development, supervision of bilingual/ESL staff and World language staff. 5. Hold quarterly meetings with Bilingual/ESL principals for information dissemination and professional development in programmatic and compliance matters related to ELLs as well as Title III support. 6. Monitor the language acquisition of language minority and ELLs students in the bilingual education and ESL programs from the point of entry to exit; monitor the academic achievement of student populations that the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Office services. 7. Monitor the academic achievement of ESL students and language immersion program students. 8. Develop and monitor a budget that adequately meets the personnel and programmatic needs of the office 9. Translation services 10. Develop and monitor Title III budget as well as participate in the development of the district’s ESEA Consolidated Plan. 11. Initiate and promote modified and/or new programs for linguistic and culturally diverse populations. 12. Monitor ELL language and academic progress to meet the Annual Measurement Achievement Objectives for ELLs as mandated by NCLB. 13. Collaborate with the Assessment Office in the academic and language assessment issues/mandates for ELLs. 14. Communicate to and collaborate with community and civic groups, institutions of higher education and community-based agencies which serve linguistic and culturally diverse populations as well as promote the development of education services for parents of linguistic and culturally diverse populations. 15. Collaborate with other programs affecting linguistic and culturally diverse populations and advocate for improving and expanding services for linguistic and culturally diverse populations in Special Education, Title I, Gifted & Talented, IB and AP programs and other district initiatives. 16. Collaborate with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for equitable participation of linguistic and culturally diverse populations in all district’s curricular activities, as well as professional development activities for teachers of linguistic and culturally diverse populations. 17. Collaborate with other central services departments and divisions to ensure compliance matters are met accordingly. 18. Work with DPI in matters of policies, procedures, reports, grants, etc. pertaining to the implementation of the Bilingual Education Program. 19. Completes other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree required.
Major in TESOL
Major in Bilingual Education
Major in Ed Leadership with PreK-12 Administrative Certificate
Five or more years of administrative experience including school and/or central administration experience at a director, principal or executive level.
Successful experience working with English Learners and/or Dual Language Instruction in an urban school district.
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.
The richness of The Allentown School District's diversity is strengthened by its central role in educating our students for America's future through academic excellence and celebrating the culturally responsive, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. ASD students originate from 51 countries and speak 26 languages. There are twenty-five academic buildings throughout the City. To find out more about the City of Allentown, go to: www.allentownpa.gov. Allentown is part of the Lehigh Valley area, for information about the area, go to: www.discoverlehighvalley.com.
During the 2016-2017 school year, the district enrolled 16,628 students across 15 Elementary & Early Childhood Centers (7,976), 4 Middle Schools (3,421) and 3 High Schools (5,231). The Allentown School District has 2,429 personnel.
89.1% of our families are denoted as Low Income, and 100% receive Free/Reduced Lunch. ASD is the third largest urban school system out of 500 Districts in the Commonwealth and serves a community with a poverty rate of 38.64% of the City's population. (2013 Census).
The Allentown School District Foundation, established in 2009 as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt independent public c...harity, is expanding enrichment opportunities for ASD students.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education and Allentown School District.