We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative individual to assist districts and schools with implementing high quality learning and equitable access for newcomer students, specifically Afghan and Ukrainian arrivals.

Your strategic and technical expertise will be focused on meeting the needs of students with limited and interrupted schooling. Specifically, deep expertise is needed in secondary learners with emerging literacy skills, appropriate placement of secondary students into the high school continuum, and developing robust programming to meet the diverse needs of newcomer students and their extended family members.

You will serve as a resource and collaborate with ISD and statewide EL staff, parents, local school administrators and staff, and curriculum councils, government and community agencies, universities, and professional organizations on matters related to Newcomer English Learners.

You will receive intense professional learning on meeting the social and emotional needs of Afghan and Ukrainian newcomer students and their families, including conflict trauma response strategies.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Instruction/Chief Academic Officer


  • Master’s Degree in ESL, bilingual/multicultural education or related field required. Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Valid Michigan teaching certificate with proper ESL (NS) or appropriate Bilingual Education endorsement required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of successful classroom teaching experience in a K-12 public school setting with English Learners.
  • Experience in School Administration
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Macomb Intermediate School District may find appropriate and
  • Must pass criminal background check as required by School Safety


  • Provide in-person and virtual leadership and instructional direction to school districts regarding curriculum, instruction, assessment, tiered levels of support, school improvement, school leadership, teacher leadership, and systems thinking in the area of English Language Development for refugees, with a targeted population of Afghan students.
  • Will provide direct coaching to educators and leaders.
  • You will collaborate in-person and virtually with peers to create resources and guidance tools (i.e. curriculum, parent materials, best practices in program design, etc.).
  • Maintain consistent and collaborative communication with Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Educational Supports and Department of Labor & Economic Opportunities’ State Refugee Program.
  • Work to build capacity at the local district level to support students and their families long-term.
  • Deep understanding of educational systems, legal issues, policies, research and trends in education.
  • Ability to analyze programming for English Learners and offer recommendations based on unique needs for newcomer English learners.
  • Ability to identify achievement, attendance, behavior, opportunity, or resource gaps.
  • Ability to develop and implement action plans aligned with program goals and student data.
  • Ability to engage in leadership and advocacy in support of newcomer students and families.
  • Deep understanding of the impact of culture and trauma on student success.
  • Will provide direct services to Afghan students.
  • Experience coaching and facilitating adult learning in small and large group settings.
  • Ability to properly utilize tools and equipment necessary in conducting professional development workshops.
  • Possess strong communication
  • Self-directed and motivated.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and constituents, both individually and as a member of our team.
  • A high standard of personal and professional integrity.
  • Possess intra and interpersonal skills that align with all segments of staff and community.
  • Perform all other duties, assignments and special projects as appropriate and determined by the administrator or

Primary Location MISD Educational Service Center Salary Range Salary per Collective Bargaining Agreement Shift Type 186 Days 10 Month Calendar

Job Contact Information
David Rilley

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Operations