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30 Aug 2018

Principal or Vice Principal Assistant Principal of Special Education

Green Woods Charter School

Job Description

Position Summary:
The Director of Special Education is directly responsible for improving the academic and behavioral performance of Green Wood’s Charter School (GWCS) students with disabilities. The Director of Special Education manages and coordinates all specialized services including special education, counseling, and all other related services. The overarching goal is to help our special education students achieve breakthrough academic achievement and to ensure that the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) needs of all special education students are met with robust and rigorous strategies. Director of Special Education reports to the Principal.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage the special education program for a school of approximately 675 students
• Implement, supervise, and facilitate GWCS’s intervention programs and curricula
• Supervise and coordinate the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 processes
• Supervise and coordinate evaluations and related services for students
• Coordinate and monitor the Mental Health services of partner organizations
• Chair and conduct manifestation determination meetings and other special education meetings
• Ensure the implementation of accommodations in the general education environment
• Ensure that student files are in full compliance with all special education
• Provide leadership on the school’s Leadership Team
• Manage day to day performance of special education teachers and counselors
• Conduct informal and formal evaluations for special education teachers and other school staff members
• Support Principal and other Assistant Principal(s) in leading the school and creating a culture of student achievement
• Additional duties as assigned

• Commitment to GWSC mission and belief that all students can learn
• Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for students with learning, physical, and behavioral disabilities
• Knowledge of medical and psychosocial issues related to individuals with learning, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities
• The ability to communicate effectively with parents
• Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic
• A positive, high-energy attitude, and a drive for personal excellence
• Flexible attitude, ability to work with urgency
• Strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills
• Willingness and desire to participate in unexpected projects
• Ability to work as member of Leadership Team

Education and Experience:
• Master’s Degree in Special Education with at least five (5) years of urban education experience
• Must be PA state certified in special education and administration
• Experience managing teachers

Physical Requirements:
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as:
• Functioning in office space – reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, making phone calls
• Must be able to sit for up to two hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing
• Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on a frequent basis

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Molly Farley, Human Resources Consultant at

Bureaus: - National -. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal.

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