Early Childhood Specialist ...

Job Goal:  To develop the Region 6 ESC educational goals through effective and efficient staff development in early childhood, literacy and curriculum to improve student achievement . 

• Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.
• Master’s Degree in Education (preferred).
• Texas State Teacher Certification.
• Early Childhood Texas certification.
• Experience with Early Childhood (EC), the Prekindergarten            Guidelines, Kindergarten TEKS, instructional coaching, data
  collection, and reporting preferred.
• Minimum of five years teaching experience
Special Knowledge & Skills
• Knowledge of Early Childhood State & Federal Regulations.
• Ability to provide professional development to educators using effective presentation skills.
• High degree of professionalism including strong public relations skills.
• Ability to establish rapport and work in collaboration with public school and ESC personnel.
• Ability to work on multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
• Ability to use technology effectively.
• Willingness to travel.
Major Responsibilities
• Provide staff development and technical assistance in research-based instructional strategies and content with appropriate follow-up.
• Provide training in state content standards for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten.
• Provide staff development and technical assistance in long range planning, reading/language arts curriculum alignment to the TEKS and STAAR, and implementation of the TEKS.
• Serve as a resource for teachers and administrators for information regarding early childhood, literacy trends and materials, assessment data collection and reporting.
• Provide instructional coaching as requested.
• Attend conferences and meetings as appropriate.
• Provide support to schools inputting data into the ECDS system.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment
Pay commensurate with experience. Pay Grade 5.