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26 Jan 2024

Operations / Administration Assistant Director of Special Education

Fountain-Fort Carson School District # 8
 Fountain, El Paso County, Colorado, United States

Job Description


Date:                              January 17, 2024
Position:                      Assistant Director of Special Education / Central Office
Starting Date:           July 1, 2024
Salary:                         $105,529-161,781 (2023-2024 salary schedule)
– placement is dependent upon education and experience
– 261 day contract

An Assistant Director of Special Education position is anticipated for the 2024-2025 school year, at Central Office.

Job Function:
To provide special education leadership across the district.  Primary responsibilities (a) Collaborate with the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services, Director of Special Education, and Special Education Coordinators to plan, monitor, and evaluate programs for students with special needs from 0-21 years of age; (b) work closely with school administration to ensure high quality instruction progress, monitoring, and IEP development for students with special needs; (c) attend IEP meetings to mediate and facilitate decision making for students with special needs; (d) Supervise coordinators and itinerant personnel and conduct performance evaluations; (e) collaborate with the Directors and Assistant Superintendents to plan and conduct professional development activities that enhance programs and services for students with special needs; (f) administrative oversight for post-secondary transition program.

– Minimum five years education experience
– Possess a MA Degree or higher
Administrative experience preferred.

Vision Statement:
Our Vision is to empower every student to thrive as a responsible, productive, and engaged citizen by inspiring life-long learning and civic engagement, by challenging and supporting every student to achieve their fullest potential, and by embracing the diversity of both the local and global community.

District Profile:
Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight spans an area of approximately 150 square miles.  The city of Fountain, Fort Carson Military Installation, Rock Creek Township, and several surrounding rural areas all fall within the District parameters.  Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight has experienced consistent growth.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight includes eight elementary schools, two dedicated preschools, and several preschool programs located within the district.  Four of the elementary schools and a preschool are located in the city of Fountain (Aragon, Jordahl, Mesa, Eagleside Elementary schools, and Conrad Early Learning Center) while the other four elementary schools (Abrams, Patriot, Mountainside, and Weikel Elementary and Weikel Preschool) are located on Fort Carson. The district has two middle schools.  Fountain Middle School is located in the city of Fountain and Carson Middle School is located on Fort Carson.  The district’s two high schools, Fountain-Fort Carson High School and Welte Education Center, are both located in the city of Fountain.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight boasts award-winning and nationally recognized schools.  District Eight is recognized by Colorado Government officials and the State Board of Education as a leader in student achievement.  The District is a model for lowering the achievement gap for minority students and low socio-economic children.

Website Information:
District site:

Closing Date for Completed Application Packet:          February 02, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.

Application Procedure:
A completed packet must include:

-a certified employment application on-line at
-a letter of application
-a current resume
-two current letters of recommendation from
colleagues in present district
-complete transcripts
-answers to the following questions (1/2 page max per question)
(We recommend completing the questions in Word and then copy and paste into the application.)

Attention:      Erika Zulkosky
Director of Special Education
10665 Jimmy Camp Road
Fountain, CO  80817

Timelines for hiring:

01/17/24              Vacancy posted
02/02/24              Application process closes
02/05/24              Paper screen
02/07/24              Interviews
02/09/24              Performance Interviews
02/26/24              Superintendent Interview
02/28/24              Board of Education approval
07/01/24              Date of employment

How to Apply


Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 100,000 and above.