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 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. Exact pay rate will be dependent on experience and education. Mentor Duties will include: 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 in order 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 needs of assigned teachers, and assists teacher 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 that are 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 administrator (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 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/or Lead Project Coordinator; Assists with development and delivery of professional development trainings as needed; Attends meetings (regional and statewide) as required; Performs other duties as assigned. Evaluator Duties – In addition to above Mentor duties include: Communicate with mentor(s) assigned to teachers being evaluated in order to provide feedback and information about teacher progress and direction for coaching teacher for growth; Meets with 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 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/or hard copies to the EESLPD Program Office; Submits required data to EESLPD office as needed for spreadsheets, conversions, licensure issues, etc.
Special Instructions To Application:
Temporary part-time position. Candidate must have transportation and access to a computer, printer, phone and other equipment to carry out the field-based job functions.
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Minimum of BA/BS degree in early childhood education or related field (including but not limited to child development, family and consumer sciences, elementary education, or special education). Three years as a successful lead teacher in an early childhood classroom. Experience with the NC teacher education and licensure system, NC State Board of Education policies, training, mentoring and evaluating (pre- or in-service level) early childhood teachers.
Full time or Part time: Part Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: TN0281
Organizational Unit Overview:
This position is EHRA-NF, grant-funded – Mentor/Evaluator . The $1.9 million dollar grant (renewable in 2-year cycles) is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to mentor and evaluate 400 BK-licensed teachers in 54 counties in the eastern part of the state. This grant, Early Childhood Educator Support, Licensure, and Professional Development at ECU (ECU-EESLPD) is being awarded because ECU is a leader in teacher preparation in the state and will offer ECU an opportunity to build on its strong teacher education presence by serving the lead teachers in the state-funded PreK classrooms for at risk 4-year-olds that are located in sites other than public schools. These sites include Head Start, Developmental Day, and child care centers. Teachers in these classrooms must receive mentoring and evaluation services, as required by the state-mandated Teacher Support Program and Beginning Teacher Support Program. These services will be administered through the
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