Special Education Program Supervisor
Full Time 12 months
Locations: Serves Elementary Schools
Provide leadership in developing vision, implementation, and planning for sustainability of the Special Education program through collaboration and alignment within school based programs and services. Provide effective collaboration with other administrators and staff as a member of the special education administrative leadership team. Provide direct support to assigned schools through planning, organizing, and managing of the special education services and programs.
Responsibilities and duties include: Collaborate with principals, special education department leads, special education staff, and other pertinent staff, the supervising special education director to ensure that all students assigned a special education program receive due process rights; interpret the school policies and programs for students, staff, parents, and keep the supervising director of special education as to problems and concerns. Collaborate with principals, special education department leads, special education staff and the supervising special education director regarding development and implementation of special education and general education curriculum, instruction, and assessment and evidence based practices for students receiving special education services. Collect and maintain information for determination of staffing needs. Collaborate with principals to recruit, interview, and select new staff. Collaborate with principals with the supervision and performance evaluation of licensed staff, paraeducators, itinerant staff, and program support staff. Supervision of staff training and professional learning systems; creating and maintaining system of various staff meetings and communications. Monitor special education due process procedures. Provide systems and training opportunities. Collaborate with principals in implementation of performance improvement plans and discipline when needed. Collaborate with principals and the supervising Director of Special Education, in professional development opportunities for special education staff. Collect and maintain data for federal, state, district required special education reports. Monitor budget expenditures for special education programs with the support and assistance of the directors and accountants. Provide leadership and direction regarding conflict resolution for staff, parents, and students. Establish and monitor systems which assure application of entrance/exit criteria, program curriculum, and due process for students with disabilities. Provide technical assistance in the development of appropriate assessment and the individual program planning for specific students with disabilities. Provide program evaluation, and participate on special education administration team and district committees. Collaborate with school certified staff and administration to support students/families in crisis situations. Coaching staff on due process functions while at the scheduled meeting (manifestations, evaluation summary, IEP meetings, etc.) Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as directed by the supervising Director of Special Education.
Minimum Qualifications: Requires Director of Special Education License. Master’s degree and special education administrative license. Hold or be eligible for MN teaching license, or a MN related license service area (i.e. School Social Worker, School Psychologist, School Counselor). Understanding and direct leadership experience in special education. Understanding and related experience in collaborating special education programming. Knowledge of MN and Federal Special Education laws and rules related to due process. Experience and knowledge of special education and general education curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Experience and knowledge in special education literacy, math, and behavior interventions. Experience with dispute resolution. Effective collaboration skills including strong interpersonal, communication, organization, and technology skills. Ability to interact effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, with persons of diverse backgrounds. Ability to maintain regular attendance, which includes completing as assigned day.
Preferred Qualifications: Special Education administration experience preferred. Leadership experience supporting Elementary Schools is preferred.
Salary: $106,393 and up, DOQ, plus generous benefits package.
Start Date: 7/1/23.
All Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application at www.ahschools.us
Applicants must ALSO attach a of interest and a current resume describing qualifications for this position, along with a minimum of three letters of recommendation.