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License and Certification Qualifications: Must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership and/or Support Personnel License issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Education Qualifications: Master's degree in education or related field required. Specialist or Doctorate preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Five years education experience with three years of special education or related supervisory experience required.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to work successfully with colleagues including school-based personnel, community members, and external customers; ability to lead the development of effective, appropriate instructional programs for disabled students; ability to effectively lead and supervise others; ability to analyze and solve complex problems; general knowledge of Pre-K -12 curriculum; functional knowledge of all relevant local, state, and federal requirements regarding special education programs; effective communication skills; ability to project and generate a positive attitude; and ability to effect change.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide guidance and leadership to ensure that appropriate and comprehensive instructional programs are provided for disabled students.

1. Supports all GCPS schools with planning, scheduling, progress monitoring, implementation, and improvement of special education programming in order to improve student achievement.
a. Oversee the work of Cluster Special Ed Coordinators as they provide support to schools, teachers and students in Special Ed programs to: access curriculum and instruction, designing and implement targeted professional development based on the needs of the school, provide support with staffing needs, consult with school regarding behavioral needs of students and provide needed resource that will result in increased student achievement for students with disabilities.
b. Monitors and assists in the development and implementation of activities for transition to post-secondary activities for student with disabilities.
c.. Leads and continuously monitors efforts to improve high school graduation rates for students with disabilities.
c. Works in collaboration with the Special Education Director of Instructional Services to improve teaching and learning for students with disabilities.
d. Works in collaboration with the Special Education Director of Instructional Services to evaluate existing programs, establish new programs, and recommend changes and additions as needed.
e. Works in collaboration with the Special Education Director of Compliance to disseminate information concerning Special Education regulations and appropriate due process procedures.
f. Works in collaboration with the Special Education Director of Psychological Services to ensure that students with disabilities are appropriately identified in a manner consistent with federal and state Child Find mandates.
g. Work in collaboration with other departments to ensure a correlation exists between course numbers and courses offered to special education students.

2. Communicate district, department, and program direction.
a. Develop plans consistent with the mission, vision, and goals of the school system.
b. Attend various internal and external meetings as a representative for students with disabilities.
c. Work collaboratively with external organizations.
d. Represent the department and district through contact with high-level internal and external stakeholders.

3. Supervise Special Education Personnel.
a. Follow policies and procedures regarding evaluations. Ensure evaluations are completed in accordance with the district timeline.
b. Manage and approve leave.
c. Review and respond to request for milage and conference travel.
d. Preform periodic needs assessment of direct reports to determine professional development activities to maintain knowledge of current trends, research, and programs to further the district’s efforts to deliver a high level of instruction to students with disabilities.

5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to touch, handle, feel, and/or reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May 26, 2022. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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