Please contact the district or school with any questions regarding this position.
References will be checked only if you are selected as finalist. Position starts July 1, 2024.


To direct the needed services for special needs students and align with general education curriculum and instruction.

Commits to Excellence – a creative visionary who is focused on effecting change and has the ability to effectively drive transformation with continuous monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting.
Connects with All – a compassionate leader who creates a supportive environment by modeling and expecting autonomy and accountability; who exemplifies ethics; who accepts and values the differences of others, exhibits empathy, and who has a sense of human wisdom, and courage.
Invests in Grow – a lifelong learner who motivates and empowers others to become leaders and risk takers, and who acknowledges expertise, celebrates successes, and honors the lives of others.

• Oversee district procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local board policies in Special Education.
• Direct and coordinate special education programs and the Regional Day School for the Deaf
• Coordinate, monitor, and provide technical assistance of regulated federal and state guidelines for students with disabilities.
• Contribute to the recommendation of sound policies directed toward program maintenance and/or improvement.
• Coordinate services from contracted agencies as needed.
• Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams; manage resources effectively to support district goals.
• Serve as a district resource for information regarding special education, its purpose, objectives and applicable laws and regulations.
• Collaborate with other district offices and administrators; aid departments requesting and utilizing services provided; andrepresent the department as may be required in meetings and other outside activities.
• Participate in RDA monitoring and State Performance Plan (SSP) activities.
• Provides on-going training and support to teachers, administrators, and other staff to increase knowledge and support of Special Education laws, policies, and procedures.
• Participate in the training of staff and make sound recommendations relative to employee placement, assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal; develop training options and/or improvement plans to ensure exemplary operations in the special education area.
• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Special education coordinators, educational diagnosticians and LSSPs, speech and language pathologists, speech assistants, special education counselors/social workers, special education homebound and hospital teachers, special education nurse, special education office support staff, other special education support staff.


• Master’s Degree required.
• Valid teaching certificate with special education endorsement preferred.
• Progressively responsible special education teaching experience. Administrator experience preferred.

• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, and guidelines and procedures; staff and budget management; and appropriate supervisory practices.
• Skill in working in collaborative team-based environments; and working with computer tools, including but not limited to, email, internet, word processing and spreadsheets.
• Ability to communicate effectively; and exercise good judgment in decision making, especially in difficult circumstances.

Mental/Physical/Environmental Demand:

The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
• Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
• Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
• Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone, computer, or other electronic device.
• Ability to compose material such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact and to make presentations outside of the immediate work area.
• Ability to compute, analyze and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.
• Ability to make information presentations, inside and outside the organization.
• Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-priority environment.
• Ability to handle difficult conversations and deescalate employees, staff, and parents.
• Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
• Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
• Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
• May work prolonged or irregular hours.
• Work with frequent interruptions.
• Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.