Supervisor of English Language Arts Grades 5-8

Elizabeth Public Schools | Elizabeth, NJ


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Posted Date 7/24/2023
Expiration Date4/20/2024


TITLE: Supervisor of English Language Arts Grades 5-8


  1. Valid New Jersey Supervisor, School Administrator or Principal
  2. Minimum of five (5) years experience in the area of public school education, with related experiences in teaching.
  3. Demonstrated leadership in school improvement, program development and curriculum integration and application of technology across the curriculum.
  4. Ability to plan, organize and administer a school-level professional development
  5. Required criminal history background check and proof of S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.

REPORTS TO: Director of Elementary & Secondary Education


Teachers- Instructional Coaches


To provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of the school's ELA K-12 curriculum.


Curriculum and Instruction

  1. Works with principals, vice principals, supervisors, ELA instructional coaches and ELA teachers in developing the total school curriculum and assists in the formulation of a philosophy and objectives for the instructional
  1. Studies, evaluates, and, as appropriate, recommends to the Director of Elementary & Secondary Education the adoption of new instructional materials, methods, and programs, including tutoring and remedial instruction.
  1. Provides leadership in the development of the K-12 ELA instructional program and achievement of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and school goals and objectives.
  1. Assists in the implementation of the schools’ in-service education program for the instructional staff and recommends teacher attendance at conferences and participation in other professional growth
  1. Participates in the work of state and national curriculum study organizations and
  1. Recommends to the Director of Elementary & Secondary Education the addition of new courses, grade placement and credit allowance, and graduation requirements.
  1. Produces curriculum bulletins, guides, or directories to be distributed to the staff as required.

Meetings and committees

  1. Schedules and organizes grade level and departmental meetings in order to effect horizontal and vertical continuity and articulation of the instructional program of the schools.
  1. Plans and presents a series of meetings each year for the purpose of interpreting to the board of trustees and to the parents and public at large the educational program of the schools.

Constructive Interaction with staff

  1. Cooperates with the school counselors, principals and staff in planning the instructional program and support services for special education pupils and other students with special needs.
  1. Meets on a regular basis with all department chairpersons and subject area, special area and guidance directors for the purpose of maintaining ongoing supervision of the coordination and implementation of the school curriculum.
  1. Conducts classroom observations and provides supervision/evaluation of teachers as requested by building principals or central office administrative staff.

Information and resources

  1. Maintains a curriculum reference library for the use of the staff and collaborates with principals and teachers to develop a common file of community resources to enhance the instructional program.
  1. Secures and makes available to the staff samples of various instructional materials, textbooks and curriculum guides.
  1. Coordinates the selection of textbooks and instructional materials throughout the school through the use of faculty committees and recommends those selected to the superintendent for adoption by the board of
  1. Keeps abreast of and interprets to the staff the current research in the area of ELA curriculum development, teaching and learning.


  1. Assists in the recruitment, screening, hiring, training, and assigning of instructional
  1. Assumes responsibility for reviewing and evaluating results of school-wide testing programs, and for other evaluative measures used by the schools.
  2. Assists in the development and coordination of the sections of the budget that pertain to curriculum and
  1. Coordinates professional development to meet instructional needs, as
  2. Coordinates tutoring and remedial instruction, as
  3. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the


EMPLOYMENT: Twelve (12) months; tenurable

Annual Evaluation: Evaluated by the Director of Elementary and Secondary Education, consistent with statute, code and collective negotiations agreement.

Approved by: 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 (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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