Position Type: Administrator - Directors & Other Educational/Director of Special Education
Date Posted: 5/18/2018
Location: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Closing Date: Open until filled
Dr. John Caggiano, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Commensurate with experience
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops, directs, and implements policies, practices, plans, procedures, and activities for special education in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Assists in developing and conducting division-wide staff development for special and general education instructional staff.
Supports principals in implementing special education programs and services.
Coordinates division-wide activities and events that promote academic and behavioral gains for students with disabilities.
Interprets state and federal regulations and local policies governing special education and ensures compliance.
Ensures that accurate data is collected for the December 1 count and state special education performance indicators.
Prepares the annual plan, which includes budgets for all federal dollars received by special education.
Approves all purchasing from both local and federal dollars, sets and amends the budgets, and manage the finances of the department.
Collaborates with the Division Director of Testing (DDOT) to manage the alternative testing program for students with disabilities.
Responds to the concerns of parents, administrators, and teachers in a timely manner.
Supervises and evaluates the work of special education department personnel.
Assists the human resources department with interviewing and recommending qualified candidates for special education instructional positions.
Serves as the central office contact and liaison with parents and community regarding special education programming.
Coordinates and facilitates parent advisory groups and committees related to special education.
Collaborates with other program directors and curriculum leaders to affect student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
Must possess a Master’s degree with a special education endorsement(s) and be eligible for a Virginia Postgraduate Professional License in Administration and Supervision.
Considerable special education teaching experience and progressively more responsible special education related supervisory experience.
Sound knowledge of research-based practices to support Tier III interventions in the area of literacy.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of school administration and current educational trends as applied to programs for students with disabilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of the methodology, procedures, and practices of a variety of special education disabilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of laws and regulations governing special education, including an emphasis on compliance.
Ability to manage fiscal, physical, and human resources to successfully assist in the function of the special education department.
Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with staff, students, and citizens.
Excellent interviewing, supervision, data collection, and report writing skills.
Good organizational, human relations and communication skills.
Effective time management skills.
Demonstrated leadership qualities.
The following information is required to be considered for the position:
Feedback on reference forms from all persons listed as references (minimum of three)
Only complete applications will be considered.
Hampton City Schools does not discriminate in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class. Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669; (757) 727-2300. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.
Internal Number: JOB 622
About Hampton City Schools
In collaboration with our community, Hampton City Schools ensures academic excellence for every child, every day, whatever it takes.
We believe that the developmental needs of children are central to every aspect of the operation of Hampton City Schools and that all interactions with our stakeholders must be governed by our core values-integrity, responsibility, innovation, excellence, and professionalism.
Dr. Jeffrey Smith
Virginia State Department of Education. High Schools are regionally accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia.