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Professional Learning Specialist (English Language Arts)

Central Administration
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Minimum Requirements:

   Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, teacher leadership, administration or a related field.

   Five years of full-time, paid, professional teaching experience, which has included working with evidence-based interventions, developing and implementing professional development, and serving as a staff development leader, supervisor, or principal. 


• Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Administrative certificate for K-12 or Elementary and Secondary Principal. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

o  The Pennsylvania Core Standards, National Standards, National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. 

o  Culturally responsive pedagogy and teaching.

o  Adult learning theories, techniques, and coaching/mentoring models.

o  Group processes, effective oral and written communications, adherence to deadlines and action plans, and organizational planning.

o  Solid Teaching and Learning methods, principles and practices.

o  Exemplary performance evaluations from rating officers.

o  Asynchronous learning and various on-line platforms preferred.


Demonstrated ability to:

o  Inform and design the scope and sequence of professional learning for educators.

o  Align educational and training initiatives with the District’s mission and action plan.

o  Analyze issues, shift priorities, and cope with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.

o  Be open and direct without being intimidating.

o  Support adult learning and professional development strategies.

o  Plan, organize, and direct professional learning targets.

o  Be punctual and follow through in work related projects and responsibility.

o Work collaboratively. 

o  Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

o  Establish and maintain effective working relationships.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.



The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.


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