Secondary RLA Specialist

Job Goal: Create & provide professional development, technical assistance and instructional coaching support to districts and campuses regarding the implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Secondary RLA with a focus on grades 6-12. Participate in special project activities in Reading/Language Arts that support the ESC’s core purpose and strategic goals.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education or English (required)
  • Master's Degree in Education or related field (preferred)
  • Texas Teacher Certification in Secondary Reading/Language Arts (required) English as a Second Language certification (preferred)  

Special Knowledge and Skills
  • General/Working knowledge of platforms such as Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and virtual learning platforms (required)
  • Ability to research and apply results in a client-centered way General/Working knowledge of current curriculum trends, instruction, technology, assessment, and school systems
  • General/Working Knowledge of best practice in English as a Second Language (e.g., Sheltered Instruction) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
  • General/Working knowledge of instructional design, current curriculum trends, instruction, technology, assessment, project-based learning, and differentiation
  • Familiarity with Response to Intervention and progress monitoring General/Working knowledge of data-driven strategies for improving student performance
  • Ability to identify, define, and describe a coaching model example
  • Ability to explain different types of instructional coaching
  • Ability to multi-task when working on multiple projects, programs, and with clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Minimum ve years classroom experience in Secondary RLA Thorough knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in RLA 6-12
  • Experience as a team lead or content lead in a district setting (preferred)
  • At least 3 years Instructional Coaching experience in a general coaching model or RLA-specific content (preferred)
  • Experience with creating, building, facilitating, and/or presenting professional learning for adults (preferred)
Major Responsibilities
  • Serve as a representative of the ESC, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the educational community and with the public.
  • Create, develop, and deliver content training services and technical assistance to clients as a content specialist in Secondary RLA
  • Maintain and deliver coaching programs, contracts, technical assistance, and services to clients as an instructional coach in Secondary RLA Participate in strategic, long-range planning by analyzing data and stakeholder feedback to determine development and team needs
  • Establish and maintain relationships with District Admin and teachers
  • Stay up to date on trends and research (coaching, pedagogy, content) and apply that research in a client-centered way
  • Stay up to date on TEKS (changes, gaps, alignment) and apply that knowledge to services and products for the ESC
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities

Equipment Used
General office equipment
Other equipment as requirements change

Working Conditions
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of a computer.
  • Occasional lifting.
  • Travel to districts within Region 6 and sometimes out of the region as requested.  
Pay will be commensurate with experience

Bachelors Degree
Valid Texas Teaching Certificate