The Special Education Supervisor / Assistant Principal is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of district special education programs to which they are assigned.
ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide supervision and consultation to each classroom teacher
2. Assist the teacher with the establishment of clear, concise, programming goals which reflect the needs of each student by: a. review past and current educational data, including current individual educational program goals b. determine learning styles and present functioning levels c. determine individual needs for physical setting (equipment, layout, material) d. determine social/emotional needs
3. Assist the teacher with the implementation of programming goals a. developing program schedule(s) b. grouping of students c. selecting and modifying materials d. designing and implementing instruction which parallels individual learning styles e. utilizing effective classroom management techniques including crisis intervention f. establishing optimal teacher/student interaction including instructional and social interaction
4. Assist teachers in the preparation of appropriate and legally correct IEPs including correlation with Illinois State Learning Standards
5. Assist with disciplining of IEP students as needed
6. Effectively evaluates staff performance which includes providing staff with accurate feedback following the District teacher evaluation plan and the administrative procedures and practices
7. Evaluate the effectiveness of the technical aspect of special education programs in the area of exceptionality and give appropriate written recommendations to the teacher, principal, and the Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services
8. Participates as active participant in school based leadership team meetings and district meetings
9. Chair all IEP meetings and/or annual reviews for children who may be eligible for special education, for those currently enrolled in special education, and for those being transitioned into full time regular classroom placement
10. Assist parents in understanding the needs of their child and the special services and/or programming their child is or will be receiving
11. Provide in-service training to both regular education and special education staff on relevant special education topics
12. Assists with inventory of educational materials as relates to PPS staff and students
13. Assists in building with supervision of students as needed
14. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and/or Principal
Required – Professional Educator License with Principal or General Administrative and one or more Special Education endorsements in the State of Illinois
Required – Master’s Degree
Preferred – Master’s Degree in Special Education or Educational Leadership
Required – Proven record of educational leadership, including a strong background in curriculum, assessment and staff development. Experience in improving literacy skills of students. Experience in supporting the supervision of the instructional program of the school. Experience working with a diverse population of students. Illinois Qualified Teacher Evaluator. Five (5) years of successful teaching or related experience.
Preferred - Five-plus (5+) years of successful teaching or related experience in a public school district setting. Illinois Qualified Teacher Evaluator. Preferred – Three (3) years of successful special education administrative experience. Experience working with a diverse population of students, families and staff. Experience in effectively leading student academic growth of all students. Fluency in both English and Spanish.
Internal Number: 1607
About Woodland CCSD 50
Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and educational environment by hiring individuals who support and contribute to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through their teaching and service to our students, parents and the community we serve.
If you welcome inclusion, equity and diversity, have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students, embrace and celebrate the individuality of our student population with respect to race, ethnicity, and economic status, and seek to celebrate the cultures that contribute to making our district so rich, please join our team! Minority candidates encouraged to apply.