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5 Dec 2018


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $70,079-$87,599

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Provide expertise and leadership to the ELA Department , central office teams, and schools in the areas of secondary ELA Program design and development, including best instructional practices, and effective program implementation. Oversees professional development, resource coordination, and strategic implementation of secondary ELA Programs. Manages and supports activities related to the effective implementation of the Language Allocation Guidelines, ELD and ICLD instructional guidance, the training and coordination of teachers, leaders, and ILTs, and coordination & integration with district structures and priorities. Establishes effective reporting infrastructure and regularly measures progress toward program goals, including student achievement outcomes.  May direct and oversee the administration of multiple initiatives and team members.

– Leads, oversees and coordinates Secondary ELA Program design and development, including bilingual, ELD and ICLD instructional practices, effective implementation & ongoing support.
– Supervises ELA professional development coordination & implementation for secondary ELA Programs.
– Leads coordination & integration with district structures and priorities for secondary schools.
– Manages professional development and ELA Programming  guidance for Secondary ELA Programs.
– Curates and shares information regarding ELA Programs, legal requirements, and instructional expertise in serving ELs.
– Collaborate with ELA and Central Office staff to support effective program design, development, and implementation.
– Act as a spokesperson on behalf of the ELA Department and a resource expert to all DPS staff on ELA program requirements and state and federal program requirements.
– Communicate orally and in writing.
– Respond in a professional manner with timely and accurate information.
– Participate in the development of long-term ELA strategic planning.
– Support the preparation and analysis of required reports to state agencies, the Board of Education, U.S. District Court and other agencies.
– Assist and advise the department in its legal duties/requirements specific to the Modified Consent Decree.
– Serve as department liaison to internal and external counsel.
– Perform all managerial duties; staff, train, delegate and evaluate the work of others.
– Demonstrate cost consciousness and operational efficiency while performing the duties of this position.
– Perform other related duties as assigned and/or requested.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– K-12 teaching experience with large populations of English Learners.
– Valid Colorado Driver’s license, appropriate insurance coverage and an acceptable driving record for the past three years.
– Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Endorsement  preferable.
– Excellent organizational skills.
– Demonstrated effective English language oral and written communication skills.
– Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other professional staff on instructional improvement issues.
– Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office  and Google Drive products preferred.
– Knowledge of state and federal ELA program requirements.
– Bilingual preferred.

Education Requirements:

– Master’s Degree in the field of Education.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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