Under the direction of the school principal, plans for and provides English language development instruction for students who have been identified as eligible for ESOL services through the state mandated English language proficiency test. Collaborates with administrators, counselors, teachers and other school staff about individual ESOL students and their needs; serves as a resource for information regarding ESOL students, cultural and linguistic differences, English language development, and the ESOL instructional program; serves as a resource to explain the ESOL instructional program to parents of ESOL students; serves as a resource for students, parents, staff, and community, as needed.
Holds Maryland teacher certification in ESOL
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of second language teaching/learning methods and techniques. Ability to work effectively with administrators, counselors and other school staff in organizing and implementing the ESOL instructional program. Fluency in another language, in addition to English, preferred. Ability to understand and support students in the process of adjustment to the academic and cultural environment in MCPS. Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university.