REPORTS TO: Associate Superintendent for Student Learning and Accountability
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate study in supervision, administration, curriculum, evaluation of instruction, basic business, psychology and school law is preferred. Three years teaching experience and a minimum of two years administrative or supervisory experience in a growing school district. Knowledge of principles and practices of public school administration, administrative methods and techniques, and trends in public school education. Ability to direct and coordinate the activities of the local school district, to plan and supervise the work of others, to speak and write effectively, and to develop effective working relationships with community and governmental leaders, staff, and general public.
STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: Must hold or be eligible for a post-graduate professional certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia with an endorsement in general supervision and special education.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods and entails significant degree of daily typing, data entry, and use of a keyboard. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK: The Director of Special Education shall have the responsibility of administering and supervising the total special education program which includes: autism, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, specific learning disabilities, mild cognitive impairment, moderate cognitive impairment, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, preschool, severe disabilities, speech/language impairment, vision impairment, and those students on tuition grant programs.
Budget Responsibilities: This position requires the planning and managing numerous budgets.
Number of Students: Approximately 8,200
Number of Schools/Departments: 90
Employees Supervised: 217+
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include but are not limited to:
Working collaboratively with all stakeholders in Providing a World-Class Education.
Administering and supervising the programs for students with disabilities within the School Division.
Consistently work with supervisors and administrative coordinators to monitor the instructional delivery and student learning data results for students with disabilities.
Routinely analyze in-progress learning data with supervisors and administrative coordinators to facilitate consistent coaching, support, and job-embedded professional development aimed at enhancing and improving teaching and learning.
Using the inclusion model to provide adequate special education services and educational classes needed in the School Division.
Administering and supervising the Medicaid reimbursement program for students with disabilities.
Coordinating various support services in the community that are available within the school community.
Assisting in securing the necessary teaching ancillary personnel for carrying out the process of special education.
Supervising all personnel assigned to the Office of Special Education.
Accountability of all federal, state, and local funds allocated for students with disabilities and the Northern Virginia Special Education Regional Program.
Compiling all reports necessary for administration of special education for the state and federal agencies.
Maintaining channels of communication with parents of students with disabilities and the community.
Conducting research to assist in determining the appropriateness and success of special education programs and services.
Evaluating the instructional approaches in working with students with disabilities.
Advising and assisting the Special Education Advisory Committee.
Planning appropriate professional development in-service and workshops for staff.
Providing assistance and input in the development of the annual school budget.
Providing effective services of instruction to individual schools to assist in meeting student instructional needs.
Performing additional duties and obligations as are assigned by the Associate Superintendent for Student Learning and Accountability.
Prince William County Public Schools offers a stimulating place to learn and a rewarding place to work. Students and staff benefit from innovative instructional and professional learning programs, specialty programs (K-12) and career paths, resulting in continuous growth each year. Located in Northern Virginia, approximately 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., the area offers a variety of comm...unities in which to live and work. The Prince William region consists of two incorporated cities Manassas and Manassas Park, and four incorporated towns Haymarket, Dumfries, Occoquan and Quantico which is the only town in the U.S. that is almost completely surrounded by a military installation-The Marine Corps Base. Our community was named one of the 100 best for young people for three consecutive years.
As the second largest School Division in the Commonwealth of Virginia, our focus is on student success achieved in part through collaboration, the use of instructional technology, and the development of literacy and wellness. This provides the dynamic environment for over 88,000 students in 60 elementary schools, two traditional elementary schools, 17 middle schools, 12 high schools, three special education, two alternative schools and two Governor’s Schools. All PWCS high schools are ranked in the top ten percent of public and private high schools nationwide (as determined by the Washington Post) and boast an on-time graduation rate of 91%, ranking 7th of the 50 largest school systems in the United States. In August we opened two new schools: Colgan High School and Kyle Wilson Elementary School. School year 2017-18 will see the addition of a new elementary school at Potomac Shores, as well as continued efforts to renew, expand, and replace some of our existing schools. Over the next ten years, Prince William County Schools expects to reach enrollment of 105,000 students, resulting in the anticipated hiring of 8000 teachers, and construction of 18 new schools! Come grow with us!