Job Description


Instructional Support Specialist



JOB GOAL: To assist the District and School site in the development and effective delivery of our Multi -Tiered System of Support (MTSS) with a primary emphasis on coaching First Best Instruction (FBI) focuses on student achievement for all Cartwright students.


  • Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience with excellent evaluations
  • Hold a current BLE, ESL or SEI endorsement
  • Demonstrates knowledge of English Language Development (ELD) and proficiency in teaching as evidenced by principal’s evaluations and student achievement
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of (MTSS)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of AZCCRS and ELP Standards and district adopted curriculum and instructional materials
  • Demonstrates knowledge of state and federal program guidelines for servicing English Language Learners
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of 21st century technology or willingness to learn
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and works effectively in a professional learning community
  • Demonstrates high levels of competency for planning and delivering staff development
  • Demonstrates knowledge of a wide range of assessments and use of data information systems- including creating data walls
  • Views self as a learner and seeks professional challenges and demonstrates initiative
  • Demonstrates professional development skills and works effectively with adults
  • Demonstrates ability in working with diverse populations (ELL, Special Education and Gifted)
  • Continues professional growth in curriculum, instruction and assessment through participation in educational meetings and defined professional growth opportunities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas with colleagues
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate in oral and written form
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO: Educational Services Administrator and Site Administrator


Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Demonstrates, models, and coaches in the implementation of First Best Instruction (Tier I).
  2. Supports teams in assessment, evaluation, and planning for teaching.
  3. Collaborates through Collective Inquiry to develop a comprehensive site plan for supporting instruction.
  4. Promotes and supports best practice in teaching and learning with First Best Instruction.
  5. Assists teachers in lesson planning, data analysis, flexible grouping, guided reading, skill grouping and integration of technology.
  6. Assists with benchmark and state assessments and interprets formal and informal assessment data to assist teachers in planning for effective instruction.
  7. Works with Educational Services and school teams to create professional development plans based on school and district data.
  8. Provides staff development for District teachers.
  9. Attends leadership meetings with Educational Services and school administrator to plan job-embedded professional development and analyze District and school data.
  10. Participates in professional development at the District and school level.
  11. Provides support to teachers of English Language Learners, Special Education and Fluent English speakers.
  12. Collaborates in on-going progress monitoring of English Language Learners, Special Education and fluent English speakers.
  13. Provides classroom support consistent with the requirements of the Structured English Immersion program.
  14. Assists in the identification, assessment, placement and the evaluation of English Language Learners.
  15. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher Salary Schedule and fringe benefits as approved by the Governing Board.

Internal Candidates must submit the following to Human Resources:

  1. Apply online and submit the internal application.
  2. Download and attach a copy of your current Arizona Teaching Certificate. 
  3. Download and attach a copy of your Current Professional Résumé
  4. Download a current copy of your Arizona Fingerprint Card

External Candidates must submit the following to Human Resources:

     1. Apply online and submit the external application.

     2. Download and attach a copy of your Arizona Teaching Certificate with BLE, ESL, or SEI endorsement

     3. Download a current Professional Resume

     4. Download a copy of your Arizona Fingerprint Card

     5. A copy of your unofficial transcripts

     6. A copy of your test scores (AEPA or NES) for certification

     7. Three (3) current Letters of Recommendation

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:      Open until filled



Cartwright School District

Becky Banks, Human Resources

(623) 691-3911  FAX: (623) 691-4079


Rita Moncibaez, Human Resources

(623) 691-4075  FAX : (623) 691-4079

Heather Salazar, Human Resources

(623) 691-5946  FAX : (623) 691-4079

Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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