Classroom Teacher - Stamford Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Teacher on Special Assignment for English Learners - K-12
Job Location: Stamford Public Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English, Middle Grades (215)
Certificate: World Language Instructor Elementary Level (101)
Certificate: English, 7-12 (015)
District: Stamford Public Schools
Stamford, CT 06904
Telephone: 203-977-5903
Job Description:
General Statement:
The Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for English Learners (K-12) is responsible for supporting the Coordinator of English Learners - K-12 teachers in the development, implementation and curriculum renewal process.  The position requires the creation of professional development as it relates to the subject areas, the development of systems for sharing curriculum across the district, and the creation of model lessons for English Learners. 
The Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for English Learners (K-12) reports to the Coordinator of English Learners.
 Major Responsibilities:
  1. Curriculum Development & Implementation (75%)
 Develops Curriculum For Subject Areas – Identifies and gets approval for curriculum resources; aligns curriculum with local, state and other relevant standards; ensures vertical and horizontal alignment of curriculum; assists in the development of instructional calendars; vets curriculum units that will be shared across the district; participates in the evaluation and review of curriculum; develops formative and summative assessments for English Learner (ELs); identifies linguistic supports necessary to support ELs in sheltered classes.
Provides Implementation Support and Professional Development – Provides professional development and resources to schools in curriculum development, best instructional strategies, and assessments for English Learner courses (including high school Sheltered classes); creates and models lessons for key concepts for English Learner courses; participates in Learning Walks; provides coaching, mentoring, and peer sharing as needed; plans for differentiated  instruction; collaborates in the development of assessments and participates in the analysis of student results; monitors fidelity of curriculum implementation.
Tier 1, 2, and 3 Instruction and Intervention – Collaborates with the Coordinator of English Learners K-12 to develop a philosophy for implementation for progress monitoring K-12 to ensure the alignment of Tier 1 instruction with Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction and interventions.  
  1. Program Evaluation (15%)
Supports Program Evaluation – Supports Coordinator of English Learners K-12 in managing systems for collecting feedback and monitoring the impact of curriculum implementation; identifies intervention and enrichment needs; uses formative and summative assessments as part of a comprehensive curriculum evaluation plan; evaluates effectiveness of programs; revises curriculum based on feedback and local assessment.
  1. Other Duties (10%)
 Coordinates with Board of Education departments, including but not limited to Teaching and Learning and Intervention and Support Services.
Collaborates with the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - Elementary (PreK-5), the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - Secondary (6-12), to ensure linguistically appropriate supports are included in other curricular areas.
Serve on committees as requested by the Coordinator of English Learners K-12.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
  • CT CSDE teaching certification in TESOL.
  • CT CSDE Intermediate Administration or Supervision certification (092).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching English Learners.
  • Experience in an urban district, preferred.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Stamford Board of Education may find appropriate.
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