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Education Specialist (Reading Academy)
Reports To: Associate Director Department: Instructional Services FLSA Status: Exempt Months: 12 Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Region 15 Salary Schedule
Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in
education through leadership, partnership, and service.
As a service organization, Education
Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to
every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served. Our people are our greatest asset. All staff in the Teaching and Learning program
area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to
learn no matter where they live or what school they attend. Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program
area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient
teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15. As a member of the Teaching and Learning program
area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher
in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and
resources. This position reports to the Associate
Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in
research-based best practices relative to the English Language Arts and Reading content area;
while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence,
quality, productivity, and standards.
Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content
knowledge in English Language Arts and Reading to provide continuity, coherence
and effectiveness in the development of the teaching/learning process. Stay
current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies
that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well
as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional
development, including: 1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of
skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice. 2. Support for participants implementing a new skill,
practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation,
and real-time feedback. 3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant
successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
& Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of
the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying
self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and
instructional coaching and professional development in the design,
development, implementation, and evaluation of activities that address the
unique needs of the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in the area of Texas Education
Agency Reading Academies.
Utilize content and pedagogical
expertise to design and execute professional development aligned with the state
standards and related content.
Provide support to administrators and
educators through classroom observation, modeling, coaching, and feedback to
ensure comprehension and effective implementation of initiatives.
Communicate clearly and accurately to support
persistence, deeper learning, and sustainability when assisting school
colleagues collaboratively in and beyond the ESC to identify professional
development needs through detailed data analysis and self-reflection.
establish priorities and implement activities for maximum effectiveness.
technology tools to enhance delivery of services.
in ESC meetings, coordination of services, and long-range planning.
local, regional, and statewide professional development, meetings, and/or
webinars that will result in better services to LEAs and charter schools.
other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning
and/or the Executive Director.
In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices
that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices,
observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and
delivering professional development and change management
of instructional strategies and classroom development
educational and assistive technology skills
the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel
the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented
Exhibit the ability
to set goals and creatively problem solve
ability to contribute to team/organizational goals
Proven ability to
deliver content-specific professional development as well as systemic best
practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development.
For Additional Information: David Bedford, Associate Director email@example.com 325-658-6571