Global Village Academy
  • Northglenn, CO, USA
  • Full Time

Global Village Charter Collaborative is the support organization for 5 Global Village Academy schools. Global Village Academy is an innovative charter school. Students learn core content through language immersion in their choice of French, Spanish, Mandarin, German or Russian. GVA is truly a "global village." Our immersion teachers come from all over the world, each bringing their unique culture and language into the classroom. United by a common core, students are challenged to become world class thinkers, capable of engaging ideas using multiple languages and cross-cultural perspectives, through internationally benchmarked curriculum spanning each language village.

The World Languages Specialist provides key leadership and support to teachers, principals and central office staff as it pertains to the dual language programs and English Language Learner program. The Specialist works with the Director of Teaching & Learning to coordinate assessments and language testing for target language and ELL program. The Specialist will coordinate culturally appropriate services and activities for target language and ELL teachers, students, and their parents. The Specialist position is not supervisory in nature; however, the Specialist is responsible for actively coaching and supporting teachers in their area of expertise; organizing, planning, and facilitating program-level professional learning.

You Have:

  • Demonstrated evidence that you are a joyous and passionate educator
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with teachers, principals, and directors regarding important issues relative to program responsibility.  
  • Provided coaching and support to classroom teachers.  May include classroom modeling of instructional strategies.
  • Experience teaching and/or coaching in a dual language immersion model
  • Proven ability to contribute to a highperforming leadership team, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Mandarin or Spanish cultural and language experience

As part of the team you will:

  • Be an important contributing member of the Teaching & Learning Department
  • Engage in program coordination with approximately 70% of your time spent in buildings observing programs, supporting and coaching teachers; 30% will be spent analyzing data, researching best practices and trends and preparing professional learning opportunities.
  • Work handin hand with the Executive Director, Director of Teaching & Learning and the GVCC team to implement the GVCC mission and vision
  • Lead robust weekly Professional Learning for target language teachers at our GVA schools
  • Assesses relevant student achievement data and recommends appropriate courses of action including curricular changes based on student achievement data.
  • Allocate materials and resources
  • Obtain EDIDs as needed through CDE system
  • Participate in the School Improvement Plan (UIP) process
  • Help with the literacy and math Program in the target languages
  • Develop, deliver, and assess program-based professional learning for teachers and principals.  Identification of best practices is an important aspect of this professional learning responsibility.
  • Support target language teachers new to GVA schools with integration from their home country.  

Education and/or Experience:

  • A valid teaching license
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in education or the appropriate content area
  • A minimum of five years' teaching/coaching experience, preferably in a dual language immersion setting

Reports to the Director of Teaching & Learning


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