Director of Special Education in Newark, NJ

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

KIPP Foundation   •  

Newark, NJ 07102

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 62 days ago

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Here's what you need to know:

The Director of Special Education will work in collaboration with the Managing Director of Special Education, campus-based special education leadership, social workers, and related service providers to ensure that all of our special education teachers are implementing high leverage instruction, that all of our students are receiving high-quality support that meets their needs, and that we operate in full compliance with state and local regulations governing special education.

Being part of our team gives you lots of opportunities to grow, but with great power also comes great responsibility. Here are some of the primary responsibilities associated with this role:

Here's what you'll be doing:

Ensure Academic Progress

  • Ensure Special Education staff abide by IDEA and local regulations
  • Drive the vision for special education and ESL services at KNJ
  • Oversee academic, compliance and clinical tracking systems maintained by the Assistant Principal of Special Education (student PLAAFPs, grades, cognitive potential, standardized test scores, and testing accommodations)
  • Coach Achievement Director of Special Education/ Assistant Principals of Special Education
  • Work with the Assistant Principals of Special Education to identify and provide / secure relevant professional development and training for special education and general education staff in the areas of special education and ESL instruction
  • Monitor data reported by Compliance Manager, Social Workers, and Special Education APs
  • Monitor service delivery in In-Class Support classrooms (ICS) and resource settings
  • Monitor service delivery in substantially separate classrooms (self-contained)
  • Meet with school leadership teams regularly set and monitor goals by campus
  • Updates school leadership teams quarterly (or on a more frequent basis) on progress towards campus goals
  • Monitor performance of and supports Special Education APs, teachers/case managers and related service providers
  • Promote integrated service delivery in inclusion classes and resource settings
  • Stay abreast of best practices
  • Develop strategies to enhance special education performance on standardized tests
  • Support IEP ProcessSupport APs of Special Education and/or Chairs in complex case analysis
  • Ensure IEPs are standards based, relevant for the individual student and complete
  • Receive and review quarterly reports from APs of Special Education on status of outstanding evaluations, attendance, and discipline
  • Support the Newark RegionManage a Newark regional budget that supports school based and regional special education initiatives
  • Collaborate with finance teams to determine funding for special education
  • Collaborate with Human Assets to ensure all special education teachers and providers are properly certified and licensed
  • Must Haves (i.e what you need to rock this role)At least 4 years of experience as a special education teacher
  • At least 2 years of experience in a leadership role (department chair, grade level team person, dean, or assistant principal)
  • At least 2 years of experience coaching special education teachers
  • At least 2 years of experience chairing IEP meetings
  • Has received satisfactory ratings on all teacher/administrator evaluations the last 4 years
  • Nice to HavesA master's degree in education (preference is given to applicants with a special education concentration)
  • Experience serving students from linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in a high-performing district or charter environment

Valid Through: 2019-9-16