Sheltered Instruction Specialist, Title III- Immigrant

Elizabeth Public Schools | Elizabeth, NJ


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Posted Date 7/24/2023
Expiration Date10/04/2023


TITLE: Sheltered Instruction Specialist, Title III- Immigrant


  1. Valid New Jersey Bilingual and/or ESL
  2. Three (3) consecutive years of Bilingual/ESL teaching experience.
  3. Three (3) consecutive years of Bilingual/ESL curriculum writing.
  4. Proficient in a language other than English, preferably Spanish.
  5. Proficient in technology programs and platforms.
  6. 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 K-4

Supervisor of Bilingual and ESL 5-8

Supervisor of Bilingual and ESL 9-12


  1. Assist Bilingual Self Contained, Bilingual ICS and ESL teachers, as well as assist the General Education teachers that have English Language Learners in their classes with sheltered instruction techniques.
  1. Plan and design training on Sheltered Instruction Strategies to assist English language learners to grasp academic content while developing language proficiency.
  1. Create and/or update professional development videos to train teachers in Sheltered Instruction.
  1. Provide instructional support to teachers, when necessary, regarding effective Sheltered Instruction strategies.
  1. Maintain relationship with external consultants.
  1. Monitor training for staff both in-house and via consultants.
  2. Work collaboratively with district and school personnel in developing staff development activities for ELLs at both the school and district level.
  1. Create and provide professional development on the various components of Sheltered Instruction for teachers and parents, as needed.
  1. Assist teachers in designing and delivering lessons that meet the diverse linguistic needs and academic of English language learners while using instructional techniques:
  • Lesson Preparation
  • Building Background
  • Comprehensible Input
  • Strategies
  • Interaction
  • Practice/Application
  • Lesson Delivery
  • Review & Assessment
  1. Job Embedded professional development.
  2. Implement and monitor progress of Sheltered Instruction training.
  3. Assist in the scheduling of students to ensure that students are placed with teachers that have been trained in Sheltered Instruction.
  1. Verify appropriate placements of ELLs.
  2. Expand instructional resources and strategies with a focus on students with interrupted formal education.
  1. Analyze, disaggregate data on ELL performance in order to inform instructional practice and support teaching and learning.
  1. Design and review curricula to include Sheltered instruction strategies.
  2. Train new teachers on curriculum, curriculum updates, best teaching practices, access to district technology, and protocols of the Bilingual & ESL Department.
  1. Assist the Bilingual and ESL department with federal and state requirements.
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Eleven (11) months; tenurable

Annual Evaluation: Evaluated by the Director of Bilingual and

ESL Education, consistent with statute,

code and collective negotiations agreement.

Date Approved: July 19, 2023

Legal References:

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

school leaders

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.

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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