ABC Pre-K Teacher

Fountain Lake Area
B-K or P-4 Certification
190 Day Contract
Please send resume with references to shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

ABC Pre-K Paraprofessional

Fountain Lake Pre-K
CDA or AA in early Childhood certification required
190 day contract
Please send resume with references to:shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

English Learning Specialist

The English Learner Specialist will facilitate the development of instructional staff through professional learning experiences which support instructional best practices and continued professional growth.

Specific Requirements for the English Learner (EL) specialist:

Must have an ESL Endorsement with a minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience with English Learners;
Master’s degree in Education preferred;
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of best practices in education for K-12 English Learners;
Provides appropriate and effective support to ESOL coordinators and administrators as they design and implement Language Instruction Educational Programs for English Learners;
Provides education about serving English Learners through public awareness and advocacy; supports Arkansas Teachers for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARKTESOL);
Collaborates with other EL Specialists and ADE EL staff to create, implement and support professional development initiatives aimed at ESOL Program support, English Language Proficiency Standards, and effective instruction for English Learners.

Conducts regular meetings with ESOL coordinators at multiple co-ops as assigned by ADE ESOL Program Director.

Develop and present professional learning experiences for classroom teachers, administrators and instructional support staff focused on supporting a diverse population including English Learners.

Provide job embedded professional learning to support instruction for English Learners.

Model, coach and support implementation of lessons and instructional strategies and assist teachers with supporting a diverse population including English Learners.

Additional general job expectations/requirements:

Maintains current Arkansas teaching license;
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of curriculum planning and instructional strategies;
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of state education laws, rules, standards, and procedures and federal education laws and guidelines related to job duties;
Demonstrates adult learning theory in the delivery of technical assistance (face-to-face and blended) to support educators;
Demonstrates efficient utilization of current technology for communication, data collection, and reporting;
Works efficiently as a liaison between the ADE, the education cooperative, parent and professional organizations and other public and private agencies;
Participates and actively engages during meetings as scheduled by ADE;
Submits all required documentation and data by ADE;
Works a minimum of 12 months, if holding 1.0 FTE (full-time equivalent) position; and
Is evaluated by the ADE ESOL Program Director.

This position will primarily serve the Central region of Arkansas including districts in Pulaski County, Wilbur D Mills Educational Service Cooperative and Arch Ford Educational Service Cooperative. It is anticipated that the position will be housed at ADE in Little Rock.

Successful applicants must pass local, state and federal criminal background checks as well as a child maltreatment registry check.

Submit a resume to: tricia.kerr@arkansas.gov

If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring a resume, copy of awarded degrees, and copy of your AR Educator’s License.

Position will be open until filled.