Job Description

Position Type: Elementary School Teaching
Location: Cartwright School District Office, 85031
Date Posted: 6/17/2020
Date Available: 07/27/2020

Certified English Language Development Specialist

June 17, 2020


English Language Development Specialist

(Position Available For 2020-2021 School Year)


JOB GOALTo assist the Director and Assistant Director of Language Acquisition and the school sites in providing academic services to all English language learners.



  • Certified elementary, secondary or special education teacher.
  • Endorsed bilingual, ESL and/or SEI teacher.
  • At least three years of teaching experience with excellent evaluations.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in teaching English language learners as evidenced by principal’s evaluations and student achievement.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in English Language Development (ELD) and Math Content.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of state and federal program guidelines for servicing English Language Learners in Structured English Immersion SEl)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of state program guidelines for English Language Development for all English language learners.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of state and national English as a Second Language Standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of state ELL Task Force requirements.
  • Views self as a learner and seeks professional challenges.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and works comfortably with adults.
  • Holds high expectations for her/himself and colleagues, as well as students.
  • Stays focused, open and committed to a set of beliefs with a willingness to accept the challenges of sharing a strong and committed belief in second language acquisition.
  • Commitment to on-going professional development in second language acquisition as evidenced by working with colleagues, attending and presenting at conferences, workshops and classes.
  • Has been trained or is willing to be trained as a Specialty Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) Trainer of Trainers.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in communicating in a meaningful way with all stakeholders regarding SEI classroom instructional strategies.
  • Evidence of independent decision-making skills.
  • Evidence of collaborative skills.
  • Evidence of leadership in delivery of professional development for teachers.
  • Spanish speaking ability desirable.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


REPORTS TO:  Director of Language Acquisition



  1. Responsibilities are determined in part by the goals, objectives and requirements for providing academic services to all English Language Learners.
  2. Provides classroom support in effectively teaching English language development to English language learners at each proficiency level.
  3. Works with Assistant Director of Language Acquisition in providing resources that promotes academic achievement for all English Language Learners.
  4. Plans and facilitates monthly meetings which focus on developing teacher knowledge in English language development and the stages of language acquisition.
  5. Provides classroom support consistent with the goals of the English Language Development Program in the Cartwright School District. This may include observing teachers, co-planning with teachers, providing resources and conducting dialogue sessions.
  6. Models effective use of differentiated instruction for teachers.
  7. Participates in staff development activities such as content workshops, summer institutes and monthly meetings.
  8. Plans and facilitates professional development and SEI certification for new teachers and provides follow-up and support throughout the year.
  9. Provides training for all certified and classified instructional staff on instructional practices and effective strategies for all English Language Learners.
  10. Continues own professional development through at least the following activities: involvement in professional organizations; attendance and presentation at professional conferences; facilitation of colleague visits and school visitations; preparation of publications, and continuous professional reading. Stays informed on all matters of importance related to student achievement and program evaluation.
  11. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


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


Candidates must submit the following to Human Resources:

  1. External candidates should complete an on-line certified application and Internal candidates should complete an on-line certified Internal
  2. A copy of a current Arizona Teaching Certificate.
  3. A Current Professional Résumé
  4. A current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card or proof of application for an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card.




Contact Person:                              

Cartwright School District

Haidee Ruiz, Human Resource

(623) 691-3915   FAX: (623) 691-4079

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