The ECU-EESLPD Mentor/Evaluator works directly with a caseload of early childhood education lead teachers who hold or are eligible to hold a North Carolina Birth-through-Kindergarten License and who are employed by nonpublic schools in assigned geographical areas in eastern North Carolina. This position is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the mentoring and evaluation services are delivered according to guidelines and procedures established by the EESLPD Office in accordance with the NC State Board of Education policies. This position will report directly to the Project Lead Coordinator in the ECUEESLPD program office. The position will be contracted on a yearly basis and is contingent on funding. The exact pay rate will be dependent on experience and education. Mentor Duties:
Attends and participates in required professional development offered by the State Early Educator Support, Licensure, and Professional Development Office: orientation, teacher evaluation, Mentor, and Evaluator reliability training.
Follows all guidelines outlined in the EESLPD Protocol.
Collaborates with Regional Lead and Lead Project Coordinator to meet the needs of ECU-EESLPD office and teachers served.
Communicates with Evaluator (s) assigned to teachers being mentored to provide feedback and information about teacher progress.
Provides consistent, ongoing support, communication, resources and feedback for teachers onsite in classrooms and via other means (phone calls, email, videotapes and other web-based technology).
Observes, assesses, and supports the needs of assigned teachers and assists teachers in developing a Professional Development Plan (PDP) within the first quarter of the Beginning Teacher Support Program (BTSP). Provides guidance in completion of Mid and End of Year PDP by teacher.
Assists in ensuring tasks are completed in NCEES/Home Base in a timely manner for each teacher served.
Guides teachers in appropriate content pedagogy, learning environments, planning and assessment, instructional strategies, reflective practices, leadership development, and family/community/school relationships, as evidenced by formal observation and summative evaluation results.
Conducts observation visits of teachers, based on teacher needs to be assessed in collaboration with the assigned Evaluator, using the NC Professional Teaching Standards. Offers support, guidance, facilitation of research-based, effective teaching practices, role modeling and teacher conferences, based on assessed needs.
Conducts monthly conferences with teachers and nonpublic school site administrators (director) and establishes or connects each teacher to PLC meetings for all teachers served. Classroom-based Mentor ensures that Mentee(s) are connected with PLC in program or county.
Arranges staff development opportunities to support assigned teachers' Professional Development Planning process in consultation with Regional Lead and community agencies.
Supports/coaches partner agency administrators in their role as a Mentor Participates in the recruitment of new partners. Maintains contact logs documenting teacher observations, strategies, other related activities, and action plans and submits as requested by Regional Lead and Lead Project Coordinator. Assists with the development and delivery of professional development training, as needed.
Attends meetings (regional and statewide) as required
Performs other duties as assigned. Evaluator Duties – In addition to above Mentor duties.
Communicates with Mentor (s) assigned to teachers being evaluated to provide feedback and information about teacher progress and direction for coaching teachers for growth.
Meets with the local program site administrator, teacher, and Mentor to determine observation and evaluation schedule for each quarter per required observation/evaluation schedule.
Conducts formative assessments following prescribed EESLPD guidelines and procedures, in accordance with NC State Board of Education licensure policy.
Utilizes NCEES/Home Base for recording observations and PDP activities within the designated time frame for each teacher evaluated.
Collaborates with Early Childhood Education partner agencies to maximize the professional growth of assigned teachers.
Conducts summative evaluations in accordance with NC State Board of Education licensure policy (observation, analysis, and post conference).
Reviews summative results with the Early Childhood Education teacher, program site administrator, and the Mentor. Involves others as needed.
Supports/coaches partners/agency administrators in their role as an Evaluator.
Submits formative observations and summative evaluation results (along with notes and other supporting documents) NCEES/Home Base by designated timelines. As needed/requested, submits electronic copies and hard copies to the EESLPD Program Office.
Submits required data to the EESLPD office as needed for spreadsheets, conversions, licensure issues, etc. Candidate must have transportation and access to a computer, printer, phone and other equipment to carry out the field-based job functions.
Contingent upon available funding.
Special Instructions To Application:
Application screening will begin August 14, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at www.jobs.ecu.edu: 1) Curriculum Vitae/Resume 2) A list of three references with contact information.
As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted. At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Applicants must complete a candidate profile by creating an account (see
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