Instructional Specialist, Mle

Denver Public Schools | Denver, CO, United States

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Posted Date 7/26/2022


Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $65,129 - $78,863

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

Provides expertise specific to English Learners, including instruction, leadership, operations, program planning, coordination and implementation with the goal of increased academic achievement for English Learners and the full implementation and sustainability of the District's Multilingual Education (MLE) program. Responsible for improving student achievement by providing individualized support to schools, leading professional learning communities for teacher leaders and school leaders, designing and leading district professional learning for teachers and partnering with Directors of Schools.

- In partnership with the academics team, develops and facilitates cycles of professional learning in multilingual education for the District and its school teams to ensure schools meet measurable student outcomes tied to district priorities, such as rigorous standards-based instruction, culturally responsive teaching, instructional systems and data-driven instruction.

- Facilitates learning cycles across schools, including collaboratively setting learning goals, engaging in observations and coaching participants.

- Models exemplar culturally sustaining practices for teacher leaders, such as instructional planning at the unit and lesson level, data meetings and feedback conversations.

- Analyzes district local assessment data and classroom observations and uses it to inform school support.

- Works collaboratively on a team to achieve actionable and observable results at the student level; contributes to a strong team culture grounded in district values and a commitment to excellence and service to schools.

- Develops professional learning and coaching opportunities for teachers and leaders on best practices for supporting the achievement of multilingual learners.

- Supports with district adoption and implementation of MLE curriculum.

- Provides support and advice on school designation management, staffing, paraprofessional allocation, Instructional Services Advisory (ISA) teams, parent advisory committee engagement and budget development for MLE program schools.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

- Four(4) or more years of teaching experience in a relevant subject area with at least two (2) years of experience in coaching other teachers, is required.

- Previous experience working in an urban district with Multilingual Learners is required.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and Google Workspace.

- Effective time management and organizational skills.

- Effective verbal and written communication skills.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.

- Knowledge of effective instructional programs and methodologies and experience in providing such instruction to meet state standards .

- Works collaboratively with others on a team.

- Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other professional staff on instructional improvement issues.

- Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Education Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field is required.

- Master’s Degree in Education or related field is preferred.

Additional Information:

- Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

- Benefits (including DPS contributions):

- Compensation Structures:

- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Employment Type
Full time
Instructional Support

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