Assistant Director for Special Education
Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Specialized Student Services, the Special Education Assistant Director provides educational leadership and direction for school district special education programs within the 28 school district members of the ESD 112 Special Education ESA.
ESD 112 is recruiting for an Assistant Director for Special Education to serve the Dayton, Dixie and Kahlotus school districts. It is part time, .6 FTE (129 days per year)
Essential Functions/Other Functions
- Use data, research and best practices to design and lead special education programs and services that provide special education students with a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
- Coordinate programs and services to identify, assess, place and serve eligible students special education services and ensure student progress.
- Assign, supervise, evaluate and develop special education staff to support the educational needs of special education students.
- Build and maintain productive relationships and strong partnerships with families, school district staff, community agencies; and local, state and federal government entities.
- Manage the day-to-day special education program operations for the Special Education ESA member districts to maximize resources and assure a safe, efficient and effective learning environment for students and staff.
- Assure compliance with all federal, state, agency and school district laws, rules, regulations and procedures that govern students with disabilities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications & Skills
- Hold or eligible to hold a Washington administrative credential.
- Hold or eligible to hold a valid Washington teaching certificate or ESA certification.
- Masters degree.
- Three years teaching or other certificated experience (e.g., school psychologist, speech pathologist, physical therapist).
- Administrative experience serving special education populations.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
- One year of educational leadership experience that includes employee supervision and evaluation.
- Experience designing curriculum and instructional strategies for special education populations.
- Experience delivering professional development to teachers and support staff.
Working Conditions/Employment Requirements
- School building work setting, office environment.
- Travel to assigned districts in ESD 112 Special Education ESA service region.
- Successful completion of a criminal history and fingerprint check through the Washington State Patrol and FBI.
Educational Service District 112 is an Equal Opportunity Employer