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Director of Exceptional Learners

12 Mar 2024 2:29 PM | Anonymous

Employer/Location:  Alexandria Community School Corporation/ Alexandria, IN

Contract Start Date: Immediately

Position Description: 


· Previous experience in teaching and school administration

· Master’s degree or advanced degree with a major in education administration

· Hold or plan to receive a Director of Special Services license


· Exhibits collaborative and achievement oriented leadership.

· Ability to interview and recommend personnel; supervise and evaluate staff, coordinate work assignments, and problem solve difficult staffing situations.

· Ability to manage and prioritize multiple activities to meet deadlines under time constraints.

· Assures that special education programs and exceptional learning services are designed to meet the individual needs of those students who have been identified as needing such services, including students with disabilities encompassed under Indiana Article 7, Section 504 of the Vocational and Rehabilitation Act of 1972, high ability, and students speaking a second language.

· Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education, and local board policy.

· Manage the special education referral process; arrange for or conduct student assessments; make recommendations regarding placement and program management for individual students.

· Prepare and file necessary reports.

· Write grants

· Ability to understand special education funding and administer the special education budget and ensure that programs are cost effective and funds are managed prudently.

· Review on a regular basis the existing programs and services and formulate needed recommendations for improvement and expansion.

· Maintain positive public relations and act as a liaison within the community.

· Develop collaborative relationships with school corporation personnel, families, community members, and educational stakeholders.

· Provide in-service training for personnel.

· Purchase supplies and materials.

· Maintain a current inventory of supplies and equipment and recommend the replacement and disposal of equipment when necessary.

· Be a resource for general education staff.

· Meet regularly with special education staff.

· Evaluate, coach, and provide on-going feedback on employees’ job performance.

· Consult with staff regarding accommodations and modifications.

· Serve as public agency representative when appropriate.

· Implement other duties and responsibilities necessary for the efficient operation of the Alexandria Community Schools Exceptions Students programs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applications must include the following:

· A completed application form dated and signed;

· A copy of a valid Indiana Teaching License/Indiana Certification;

· A copy of your official college transcripts;

· A current resume;

· Three letters of recommendation;

· All application materials should be sent to: Dr. Melissa Brisco, Superintendent Alexandria Community School Corporation 800 N. Central Ave., Alexandria, IN 46001 Telephone: (765) 724-4496 Fax: (765) 724-504

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