The Dual Language Program Coordinator (English/Spanish) is responsible for aligning and coordinating dual language programs in ACPS, proving leadership and expertise on dual language education curriculum, assessment and instructional practices, ensuring staff quality through recruitment and professional learning, and engaging in family and community outreach and education. The Dual Language Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of the Office of English Learner Services. S/he will have a high level of knowledge about research-based instructional strategies, second language acquisition, Spanish language arts standards, curriculum and assessment, and experience with instructional best practices, modeling, coaching, and providing professional development in the area of dual language education. The Program Coordinator will have excellent oral, written and communication skills, be capable of managing multiple tasks, work collaboratively with diverse groups of people, and support community outreach efforts. S/he will be bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish.
Education: Postgraduate professional degree.
Experience teaching in a dual language program, and providing dual language staff development and coaching.
Experience in aligning curricula and assessments with standards, and developing units and lessons with the end goal in mind.
Certificate/License: Valid Virginia Department of Education License or ability to obtain one.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of dual language structures and guiding principles, Spanish language arts standards, bi-literacy program structures, and pedagogical practices in dual language programs.
Knowledge of latest research and promising new practices in dual language education, existing and emerging local, state and national resources, and ESEA accountability systems.
Expertise in analyzing student data and using results to adjust the taught curricula to improve student achievement.
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently; establish and maintain project deadlines; and travel to various locations.
Demonstrated leadership qualities and interpersonal relationship skills necessary to work effectively with teachers, administrators, and central office personnel.
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Bilingualism and bi-literacy in English and Spanish.