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21 Mar 2023

Instructional Support CLDE Coach/Dual Language Coordinator

Roaring Fork School District
 Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

CLDE Coach/Dual Language Coordinator Role and Responsibilities

*There may be variations between CLDE Coach and DL Coordinator not outlined here.

Outcome Expectations

The CLDE Coach makes an enduring impact on instruction with regular classroom teachers and positively impact emerging bilingual student learning.

The CLDE Coach ensures alignment, consistency, and continuous improvement in all aspects of programming for emerging bilingual students.

The CLDE Coach ensures emerging bilingual students are making adequate growth in ELD and in academic areas.



and Responsibilities

The CLDE Coach works with regular classroom teachers to impact instruction for emerging bilingual students..  Focus areas are on Literacy-Based ELD instructional settings, incorporating the WIDA Framework for content area instruction in math, science and social studies.

The CLDE Coach ensures the school adheres to policies and procedures for determining ELD program eligibility, re-designation, monitoring and exiting.

The CLDE Coach addresses required programming criteria:  All emerging bilingual students have English, math, science, social studies, specials/electives, and Literacy-Based ELD instructional settings are implemented.

The CLDE Coach works with problem solving teams to help determine the root cause and make appropriate placements into CLDE Instructional settings and/or Literacy Interventions for emerging bilingual students.

The CLDE Coach attends regularly scheduled professional development sessions to enhance coaching skills, ensure alignment with the District CLDE Team’s goals, and continuously improve practices.

The CLDE Coach takes on several roles:  resource provider, data coach, ELD specialist, mentor, facilitator, leader and catalyst for change.


and Skills

Experience and knowledge of English Language Development and theories of Bilingual Education is required.

Understanding of the WIDA Standards Framework, WAPT and ACCESS is required.

Demonstrated skills and success in providing the necessary supports in teaching content standards and incorporating appropriate language functions into product and process of instruction is necessary.

Prior experience working with adults regarding instruction and assessment is recommended and understands adult development. The CLDE Coach is able to diagnose and support the needs of teachers.

Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required.

Positively and effectively advocates for the needs of emerging bilingual students and their families

Maintains high expectations for students and teachers.

Committed to continuous learning and improvement.  The CLDE Coach understands knowledge about change, uses data to drive decisions, and maintains a positive and productive culture.

Glenwood Springs Middle School – and EL Education Network School – is seeking a dynamic team member to serve as a (position) for the 2023-24 school year and beyond.

At GSMS, Crew is our cultural foundation – a powerful space for building belonging, safety and equity. We believe students learn best when engaged in relevant and important work such as EL Education National High Quality Work Library: GSMS Life Changing Stories Project . To learn more about who we are read our GSMS Guiding Beliefs and check out GSMS Teachers Set Example for Better World Day. Our GSMS Crew includes teachers who have been nationally recognized for excellence such as the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year and a 2021 EL Education Klingenstein Award national finalist.

Our ideal candidate enjoys collaboration with a team, believes every child can succeed, loves a challenge, feels passionate about helping students make the world a better place, gives second and third chances, uses feedback to improve, can analyze student work and data to provide just in time support to students, and smiles a lot.

Pay Range 

$50,000 to 71,895 **Based on education and years of experience

**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day (FTE 1) and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.


The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage.  Other benefits include: paid leave, CO PERA (pension plan) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs. 

With 13 schools and 5,600 students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average – 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Why Work for Roaring Fork Schools? Mary says it all! Check us out at: 

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.