Schenectady, New York - Posted on: Monday 11/25/13
Schenectady City School District is an inclusive district that is committed to providing research based special education services and supports to our students. Schenectady ranks thirteenth in the country in childhood poverty. The district is committed
to social justice and supporting all students to reach their life goals. This position requires a leader who has the ability to work collaboratively with principals to implement and monitor special education programs; ability to work in a supportive,
collaborative role with staff in all departments and offices; ability to interface with other departments to coordinate reciprocal services for achieving special education goals; ability to interpret and remain current on all federal, state, and local mandates
for special education and Section 504 services and ensure that the district is in compliance; handle confidential information discretely and professionally; use discretion and exercise sound judgment; exceptional public relations/interpersonal skills to respond to parents and advocacy groups and to serve as the district’s lead representative/contact person for programs for special needs students; effective management, supervisory, team-building, and problem solving skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Master’s Degree required, CAS/EdS/EdD/PhD preferred. Valid NYS District Level Administrator. Significant experience as a teacher and administrator
working with students with disabilities (ages 2 to 21 years inclusive) to include a minimum of 5 years direct development of IEPs and implementation through service delivery and 5 years administrative/supervisory experience involving exceptional learner processes and instructional programming. Significant knowledge of research-based practices in literacy, special education and urban education.