TITLE: Newcomer Specialist, Title III- Immigrant
- Valid New Jersey Bilingual and/or ESL certifications.
- Minimum of three (3) consecutive years of Bilingual/ESL teaching experience.
- Minimum of three (3) consecutive years of Bilingual/ESL curriculum writing.
- Proficient in a language other than English, preferably Spanish.
- Proficient in technology programs and platforms.
- Required criminal history background check and proof of S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.
REPORTS TO: Director of Bilingual and ESL Education
Supervisor of Bilingual and ESL
- Works collaboratively with immigrant newcomer students and their families, general education teachers, ESL teacher, Bilingual content area teachers, and administrators, to develop effective and consistent use of evidence-based pedagogy in literacy and English language instruction.
- Provides enhanced and supplemental instructional small group opportunities to newcomer students to ensure they meet the same challenging grade level and graduation standards as all students.
- Provide training to teachers on WIDA Can do descriptors.
- Assist teachers in creating lesson plans and delivers effective high quality model lessons in ESL that address the specific needs of immigrant newcomer students.
- Provides direct feedback to teachers and opportunities to reflect on their teaching practice to support ELD and content area for immigrant newcomer students.
- Plans and delivers effective professional development to all teachers to meet the needs of immigrant newcomer students.
- Coordinates supplemental instructional services and interventions that enhance opportunities for growth.
- Communicates and provides immigrant newcomer families with information on community and District resources. Develops a system of support for immigrant newcomer students and families.
- Coordinates events that support and strengthen opportunities for cultural and linguistic integration.
- Meets regularly with school administrators and teachers, to analyze data and further communicate and strengthen instructional support to school staff.
- Verify appropriate placements of ELLs.
- Create and provide professional development on the various components of native language literacy for teachers and parents.
- Expand instructional resources and strategies with a focus on students with interrupted formal education.
- Study, disaggregate, analyze, and draw conclusions about ELL performance on district, state, and federal assessments.
- Adept in the usage of all of the department’s technological resources and platforms.
- Design and review curriculum to ensure that native language skills are included.
- Ensure that curriculum implementation in all BL/ESL classrooms is carried to fidelity.
- Train new teachers on curriculum, curriculum updates, best teaching practices, access to district technology, and protocols of the Bilingual & ESL Department.
- Assist the Bilingual and ESL department with federal and state requirements.
- Performs other duties as may be assigned by the superintendent.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Eleven (11) Month tenurable
Annual Evaluation: Evaluated by the Director of Bilingual and ESL Education, consistent with statute, code and collective negotiations agreement.
Approved: July 19, 2023
N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1 Criminal history record; employee in regular contact with pupils; grounds for disqualification from employment; exception
N.J.S.A. 18A:6-10 Dismissal and reduction in compensation of persons under tenure in public school system
N.J.A.C. 18A:7F Comprehensive Education Improvement and Financing Act
N.J.S.A. 18A:16-2 Physical examinations; requirement
N.J.S.A. 18A:25-2 Authority over pupils
N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1 Citizenship of teachers, etc.
N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1.1 Residence requirement prohibited
N.J.S.A. 18A:26-2 Certificates required; exception
N.J.S.A. 18A:27 Employment and contracts
N.J.S.A. 18A:28-3 No tenure for noncitizens
N.J.S.A. 18A:28-5 Tenure of teaching staff members
N.J.S.A. 18A:28-8 Notice of intention to resign required
N.J.S.A. 18A:37 Discipline of pupils
N.J.A.C. 6A:7 Managing for equality and equity in education
N.J.A.C. 6A:8 Standards and assessment
N.J.A.C. 6A:9 Professional licensure and standards See particularly:
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-3 Professional standards for teachers and school leaders
N.J.A.C. 6A:9B State board of examiners and certification
N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-5 General certification policies
N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-8 Requirements for instructional certificate
N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-9 Instructional certificates
N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-11.3 Authorization
N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-11.6 Supervisor
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-13 Acting administrators
N.J.A.C. 6A:9C-3 Required professional development for teachers and
N.J.A.C. 6A:14 Special education
N.J.A.C. 6A:16 Programs to support student development
N.J.A.C. 6A:17 Students at risk of not receiving a public education
N.J.A.C. 6A:30 Evaluation of the performance of school districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-6 School employee physical examinations Immigration Reform and
Control Act of 1986, 8 U.S.C.A. 1100 et seq.
Every Student Succeeds Act, Pub. L. 114-95, Title 1, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.