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Fredericksburg ISD Is Hiring An Instructional Specialist Primary School

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree from an accredited college or university, Master's Degree required
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate in any EC-Elementary level content
  • Minimum 3 years teaching required, 5 years preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish
  • In-depth knowledge of the TEKS for the elementary grades
  • Disposition and desire to learn new technology
  • Ability to help others and make sense and adjust to change
  • Working knowledge of Dual Language Programs
  • Demonstrated ability to accessing and interpreting assessment data
  • In-depth knowledge of Sheltered Instruction and ability to provide follow up professional development in this area

Job Goals: Collaborate with campus and district staff to improve educational opportunities for teachers and students. Create an instructional environment that ensures instructor and student excellence.

Performance Responsibilities

Program Planning/Implementation/Instruction:

  • Assists classroom teachers in examining current instructional practices and beliefs.
  • Provides staff development for teachers, focusing on content specific and district initiatives.
  • Uses the Cognitive Coaching model (or a similar approach) when observing classroom teachers during instruction and provides written and/or verbal feedback. Records and collects data from instructional observations and feedback conferences.
  • Serves as a mentor for teachers as they implement new strategies and techniques within the classroom.
  • Ensure high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, and providing feedback to teachers.
  • Conferences with individual teachers to problem solve and plan for instruction.
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the sharing of multiple instructional strategies/processes during planning times.
  • Obtains and uses evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine and ensure that instruction is effective and responds to student needs.
  • Recommends policies and best practices to improve content instruction.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research-based instructional strategies that engages all students, improves instructional practices to improve student outcomes.
  • Supports subject area / grade level teams in lesson planning and ensures horizontal and vertical alignment.
  • Plans and uses research based instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Collaborates with campus administration to implement intervention activities and specific instructional strategies.
  • Attends weekly PLC meetings
  • Assists with TELPAS and LPAC meetings
  • Assists with screening and testing incoming students
  • Assists the bilingual teachers with selecting and securing instructional materials
  • Serves on the Dual Language Exploratory Committee
  • Promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration, and common issues of concern.

Assessment

  • Assists with modifications of instructional materials for students who do not master the content and helps campus administration with suggested intervention schedules for these students.
  • Coordinates the administration of campus common and district assessments.
  • Analyzes and interprets data from district and campus assessments and works with administrators and teachers to make informed decisions from results.
  • Conferences with individual teachers on the analysis of student performance, teacher and grade level data (i.e. identify trends and patterns in the data over time).
  • Supports teachers in the development and use of campus assessments.

Budget And Inventory

  • Serves as a resource for teachers and administrators as they select instructional materials and programs.
  • Coordinates inventory of campus content specific materials.

Communication

  • Establishes and maintains open communication by conducting conferences with teachers, administrators, directors and assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.
  • Maintains professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents and community members.

Other

  • Stays current regarding new theories and developments in research-based practices.
  • Presents subject matter according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies and administrative regulations.
  • Creates an environment conducive to learning and appropriateness for the physical, social and emotional development of teachers and students.
  • Serves, upon request, as a resource person to the campus principal in interviewing prospective teachers.
  • This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Work days: 202

FISD pays $365 a month towards TRS Health Insurance

You can earn up to 5 local and 5 state days if you start at beginning of school year.

Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or another legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.

In accordance with Title IX, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is required not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. Inquires about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district's Title IX coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both. Inquiries about the application of Title IX to employment should be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, (FISD Superintendent, 234 Friendship Lane, 830-997-9551).

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