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Director of Special Education

Company: Alabama State Departement of Education
Location: Tuscumbia
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Administrative - Position - Other, please specify Job Number 2300208862 Start Date Open Date 04/05/2021 Closing Date Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree or higher from an accredited university in administration, curriculum, instruction, special education, or a related field.
  • Certification in Administration/Supervision.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in areas of special education, school administration or other supervisory leadership experience deemed appropriate by the Superintendent.
  • A viable knowledge of the special education curriculum, the administration of special programs, effective methods of implementing diverse programs, and special education law.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable. Supervises: All Special Education employees Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Develops and supervises special programs to meet the needs of special education and 504 students in preschool and K-12 programs that are consistent with the educational goals established by the Superintendent.
    • Provides technical assistance to special education teachers upon request of principals and/or individual teachers.
    • Provides leadership for and participation in professional development programs as required to ensure that special education and district personnel are adequately prepared to meet the individual needs of each student with special needs.
    • Establishes both short and long-range goals to ensure that the district is in compliance with federal and state requirements in serving individuals with disabilities.
    • Provides assistance to the schools as needed through the development and implementation of programs and services that meet the system's needs.
    • Assists with the selection, placement, and supervision of staff as required.
    • Monitors and participates in the development of IEPs to ensure accuracy, completeness, and implementation according to local, state and federal regulations.
    • Assists with budget preparation, coordinates with other departments to assure maximum services and maintains records/reports/inventories in accordance with policies.
    • Demonstrates proficiency in written and oral communication.
    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal relations skills.
    • Assists, educates and directs school administrators, teachers and other system personnel in matters specifically related to the implementation of federal and state laws and regulations involving special education.
    • Coordinates activities with mental health agencies, hospitals, and other community agencies which directly involve special education students and /or programs.
    • Adheres to school system's rules and administrative procedures, local board policies and state and federal rules and regulations.
    • Engages in professional growth and demonstrates professional ethics and leadership.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Duty Days 245 Reports To Superintendent Salary Range: From/To Salary to be established by the Board
      • Educational Administrator Job Attachment The State does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious preference, marital status, disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law. Employees of the District are required to comply with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.

        Alabama school boards are required by state law to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees by using the federal E-Verify program. New employees are required to provide a Social Security number, an unexpired identity document that contains a photograph, and other acceptable documents that establish employment eligibility. In addition to determining whether a new hire is authorized to work in the United States, E-Verify will confirm that the employee's name and Social Security number match. Use of any published data or content on this web site is prohibited without the written consent of the Alabama State Department of Education. Failed loading page (Protocol "" is unknown)

Keywords: Alabama State Departement of Education, Huntsville , Director of Special Education, Education / Teaching , Tuscumbia, Alabama

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