Serves as the executive chief and provides administrative leadership for the operations of the Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Division. Oversees the planning, development, assessment, and improvement of educational programs, instructional, and student support with particular attention given to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for students receiving special education or 504 services. Collaborates with the Chief of Schools and the Chief Academic Officer in promoting overall efficiency and maximizing of educational opportunities for ECE students. Responsible for the implementation of district, state and federal policies and programs related to special education services.
Master’s Degree with Kentucky Professional Certification in Administration
Director of Special Education certification
Five (5) years successful administrative and management experience
Three (3) years successful experience as a teacher
Ten (10) years experience in special education
Ability to absorb, analyze, organize, and communicate information and ideas
Understanding of systems management
Demonstrated leadership ability within diverse groups
Experience in urban/suburban school district with student population representing cultural plurality
Advanced preparation or doctorate
About Jefferson County Public Schools
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in Louisville, KY is a leading urban school district that provides a high-quality education for more than 100,000 students (about 1 of every 7 students in Kentucky). JCPS is organized into divisions and departments that promote collaboration and sharpen the district's focus on the common goal of providing meaningful education so all students will become college- and career-ready. The Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Department meets the individual needs of students ages 3 through 21 who are eligible for special education and related services according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The department helps with assessment that determines special education eligibility.
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