(INDLS) Manager, Special Education

Manager, Special Education INSPIRE THE FUTURE!

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The Manger, Special Education develops and implements policies and procedures and oversees all matters related to special education for the school The role also assists the Head of School with developing and implementing more general academic policies and procedures and with school operations.


* Develops, implements, and disseminates "best practices" for special education policies and procedures in collaboration with school leadership

* Supports the school's administration and teachers in providing training on and implementation of special education program and services Creates and maintains appropriate contacts with district(s), and state special education leaders in order to ensure continued compliance of special education programs and represent the school throughout the state in meetings and trainings related to the implementation of special education programs;

* Develops contracts with service providers to provide related services to students and supports full implementation of the related services database to track related services in order to ensure all eligible students are receiving services and that the cost of those services are reported correctly;

* Oversees the development, compliance, maintenance, and implementation of all special education programs and services-including initial evaluations, re-evaluations, and Individualized Education Plans (IEP);

* Ensures fiscal compliance for special programs including IDEA Part B funds and compliance with all school, local, state, and federal reporting related to special education,

* Works with the Test Coordinator to ensure that all students receive appropriate accommodations during state testing;

* Works with K12 enrollment team to develop processes for ensuring timely identification and enrollment of students with special needs;

* Proactively communicates all changes in local, state and/or federal special education practices and laws to the Head of School;

* Ensures that students with exceptional needs are integrated in all school activities and that general education and special education teachers and administrative staff work collaboratively to ensure academic success for all students;

* Collects data for internal studies of special education Works directly with parents and students (both regular and special education) where necessary.

Behind the scenesA Day in the life

Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning.

RequirementsMinimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree AND

* Three (3) years teaching experience in the Special Education field WITH

* Equivalent combination of education and experience

* This is an office based position out of Modoc, IN

Certificates and Licenses: Indiana State Certification in Special Education.

Other Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

* Project management experience

* Strong interpersonal skills with both in-person and electronic communication platforms and a customer service orientation

* Able to read data and determine what steps are needed to assist students academically and behaviorally, as a whole and on an individual basis

* Able to apply adult instructional methods in the training and development of staff

* Communicates effectively both orally and in writing

* Demonstrates the use of good judgment in decision-making

* Understanding of applicable sections of the State Education Code and other pertinent regulations

* Ability to travel up to 10% of the time within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; proctor assessments, provide and attend professional development meetings and participate in school activities, open houses, orientations, and face-to-face enrollment meetings

* Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required

* Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

* Ability to pass required background check including obtain fingerprint clearance (where applicable)

Desired Qualifications

* Master's degree

* Supervisory certificate

* English as a Second Language (ESL) certification and/or Reading or Math specialist endorsement

* Three (3) years of special education administration experience


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