Position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring the division’s special education programs for identified elementary schools. Position chairs eligibility/IEP meetings and manifestation determination meetings; interprets state and federal regulations; monitors instructional practices in assigned schools, develops the curriculum; provides staff development; supervises staff; and prepares/monitors the program budget.
Supervises and administers division wide special education programs for identified secondary schools.
Chairs eligibility and IEP meetings as assigned by the Executive Director (Student Advancement).
Interprets state and federal regulations governing special education and ensures compliance in assigned special education functional areas.
Assists in curriculum development, implementation, and revision.
Provides guidance in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials and equipment for the program.
Visits schools and observes classrooms on a regular basis to ensure consistency of what is taught from school to school and teacher to teacher in the program.
Serves as a resource and advisor to principals and teachers regarding assigned special education programs. Assists teachers in the improvement of instructional performance.
Indirectly supervises school based special education teachers and assists school principals with evaluating them.
Supervises and evaluates the work of special education departmental personnel in assigned areas of responsibility.
Evaluates the effectiveness of instructional methods and programs and recommends revisions and improvements as needed.
Assists the Human Resources Department with interviewing and recommending qualified candidates for special education instructional positions.
Assists in developing and conducting division wide staff development for special education instructional staff in assigned areas of responsibility. Prepares and monitors the program’s budget.
Coordinates meetings with specialists, department chairs, teachers, and administrators and disseminates information regarding current developments and teaching practices in the field.
Supervises the ordering, inventory, and distribution of materials and equipment for assigned special education programs.
Coordinates division wide activities and events that promote academic and behavioral gains for special education students.
Serves as the central office contact and liaison with parents and the community regarding assigned special education instructional programs.
Represents the school division in educational projects and initiatives at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
Develops appropriate advocacy positions/statements for special education programs and the needs of special education students.
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
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The Newport News Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, and 4-6).