International Academy of Smyrna
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SALARY RANGE: $60,000-65,000
WORK DAYS: 230 Days
Under general supervision, plans, develops, directs, implements, and monitors all programs and procedures relative to local, state, and federal special education laws and regulations.
The following duties are representative for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Tasks and responsibilities will be in concurrence with implementing the school-wide plan. Other duties may be required and assigned
- Provides leadership and support to Head of School on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) rules and regulations related to Individualized Education Programs (IEP), due process, discipline, and confidentiality.
- Participates in mediation sessions, due process hearings, and litigation proceedings; serves on various district-wide committees.
- Provides appropriate staff development opportunities for teachers and administrators concerning all aspects of special education services and IDEA.
- Directly supervises certified and classified personnel.
- Collaborates with parents, administrators, and district staff to address issues related to students with disabilities.
- Develops, implements, and monitors a continuous plan for improving student achievement for students enrolled in special education programs.
- Directs the resolution of complaints made to the Georgia Department of Education through due process hearings and mediations.
- Responsible for the preparation of state and federal reports, in compliance with federal, state, and local mandates. Monitors the implementation of the District Strategic Plan and Consolidated LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP).
- Corresponds with private school systems, parent advocacy groups and private evaluators regarding student issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- MUST BE A TEAM PLAYER
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in Special Education, Education Administration, Curriculum Development, Psychology, or closely related area from a Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university is required.
- Minimum five (5) years previous work experience with demonstrated successful advancement through the teaching and/or school or school system administrative hierarchy required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, PERMITS:
- Valid Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved certificate in educational leadership at level L-5, NL-5, PL-6 or above required. If a level L-5, NL-5, PL6, or above certificate is not held, the individual must be eligible for the NPL certificate in educational leadership or Support Personnel License from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (HR applies for SPL upon hire) Valid Professional Standards Commission approved director of special education endorsement in addition to L-5 certificate acceptable.
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