Operations / Administration Special Education Executive Director
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is a caring, inclusive, and engaging district in Thornton, CO which exists so the students it serves can attain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the future of their choosing and are equipped to navigate and thrive in our rapidly changing world.
Our mission is to engage and inspire all students to innovate, achieve and succeed in a safe environment by ensuring high-quality instruction in every classroom, every day.
SUMMARY: Serves as part of the Learning Services team whose primary responsibilities are to: support schools, lead a comprehensive vision for teaching and learning and to model the way regarding best practices within the district. Provide senior level, district-wide leadership, advocacy and education to schools and other departments in regard to evidenced-based best practice and programming for students with special education needs. The scope of responsibility for this position includes leadership, supervision, guidance and support for all school support staff across special education. Provide leadership for strategic professional development programming, in collaboration with the district professional learning team, for teachers and providers aligned to the District’s strategic plan and district-wide beliefs about adult learning. Model strong and effective collaboration, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Responsible for creating and monitoring budgets and administering functional and compliance areas for special education.
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
– Master’s degree in special education plus additional coursework required for certification or licensure in educational leadership.
– Minimum of (5) five years of experience in the field of public education, with leadership experience in serving special education programming and students.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
– Criminal background check required for hire.
– Colorado administrator license with director of special education endorsement.
– Endorsement in culturally and linguistically diverse preferred.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date). For more information, see our Benefits Overview page.