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6 Jan 2020

Teacher English Language Development Coach

Roaring Fork School District
 Carbondale, Garfield County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

  • Are you passionate about Equity in Education? 
  • Are you passionate about Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education?
  • Are you seeking a bridge to leadership and/or professional development positions in your field?

If so, APPLY NOW for Secondary ELD Instructional Coach with Roaring Fork Schools, located in the BEAUTIFUL Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado (Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt). 

Roaring Fork Schools is currently seeking applications for TWO full-time ELD Coaches (one for Basalt and one for Carbondale)

DEFINITION: Under supervision of the Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, the ELD Coach ensures alignment, consistency, and continuous improvement in all aspects of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Programming for emerging bilingual students throughout the school day.

Primary Locations: Middle & High School 

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience/ Annual per salary schedule

Shift type: Full Time

Job Contact:

Amy Fairbanks

Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education


Outcomes and Expectations

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

  • The ELD Coach ensures alignment, consistency, and continuous improvement in all aspects of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) programming for emerging bilingual students

  • The ELD ensures emerging bilingual students are making adequate growth in all academic areas.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The ELD Coach works with regular classroom teachers to impact instruction for emerging bilingual students by incorporating the WIDA Framework for content area instruction in math, science and social studies.

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

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

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

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



Knowledge 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 ELD 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 ELD Coach understands knowledge about change, uses data to drive decisions, and maintains a positive and productive culture.


Minimum of five years experience teaching ELD and/or content area instruction to emerging bilingual students

Experience consulting and providing professional development to adults.


Training & Education

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education: Bilingual or ESL.  A Master’s degree or higher in bilingual education is preferred. 


Colorado Department of Education License with CLDE Bilingual endorsement is preferred.

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How to Apply


Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: 81601. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.