Special Education Director
- Licensed Teacher
- Teaching Credential/License
- Valid Arizona K-12 Principal certificate
- Valid School Psychologist Certificate preferred
- A master’s degree, with academic training in special education (undergraduate or graduate)
- A minimum of three years’ experience in public education, part of which must have been in teaching or supervising in the area of special education.
- Salary: $ 69,000.00 to $72,750.00
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life Insurance
- Retirement plan
Reports to: Superintendent
Supervises: Special Education Services Programs
Job goal: To provide sound educational programs and services for students who cannot benefit sufficiently from general education classrooms.
- Coordinate all special education programs in the district.
- Establish procedures to process and provide special education services for eligible pupils from admission to release.
- Implement curriculum and program planning and pre-service and in-service training of the program.
- Research the status of state financial aid for special education programs.
- Develop budget recommendations and provide control on expenditures for special education.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of special education programs, facilities, curriculum, learning activities, materials and supplies, parent relationships, and teaching practices in meeting students’ Individual Education Plans.
- Develop required and needed programs for students with cognitive and physical disabilities through long-term planning.
- Assist in developing plans for physical facilities in establishing building eligibility, and make recommendation on design, furnishings, and equipment.
- Contribute to the development of the District Mission and Vision statements.
- Assist in the development of school policies to include special education needs.
- Recommend policies and programs essential to the need of special education students.
- Keep informed of all legal requirements governing special education programs.
- Provide leadership in establishing new programs and developing improved understanding of existing programs.
- Develop, monitor, and analyze survey programs for continuous identification of students with disabilities.
- Develop procedures for referral, access to medical reports, psychological examination, and placement.
- Assist in recruitment, selection, and recommendation for hiring of any special education personnel.
- Assume responsibility for compiling, maintaining, and filing all reports and records legally required or administratively useful.
- Develop and maintain complete and cumulative individual records of all students receiving special education services.
- Supervise preparation of attendance reports and similar data necessary for reimbursement of funds, collection of tuition for out-of-district students, and similar fiscal matters.
- Interpret the objectives and programs of the special education services to the Board, the administration, the staff, and the public.
- Evaluate on an on-going basis, the effectiveness of the total special education program, curriculum, procedures, and individual student’s needs and achievements.
- Organize and coordinate research relating to problems in the education of students with disabilities.
- Assist in the development of special education summer programs and services.
- Consult with and support special education teachers and other personnel.
- Consult with parents of students enrolled in the special education programs as needed.
- Arrange for admission to and release from the homebound program for those students whose need for such instruction is temporary.
- Coordinate for admission to and transition from the Life Academy program for those students whose need for such instruction is temporary.
- Supervise the operation of the Life Academy program, including coaching and professional development of the Life Academy personnel.
- Schedule and assign psychologists and speech therapists.
- Arrange with other school districts for the education of those students with disabilities who could be better-served in another district.
- Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development on writing of all grants for special education.
- Conduct psychological testing and evaluations as needed and as qualified.
- Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development; for keeping current with relevant research, literature, and improved techniques; and for attending appropriate professional meetings.
- Perform and assume responsibility for other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent.
Terms of Employment: Twelve months per year with a one-year contract. Salary to be established with the Board.
Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Administrative Personnel.
The Bullhead City Elementary School District was founded in 1947, with the building of a one room, "Little Red School House." The district now includes six schools, one pre-school, three elementary, one middle school and one junior high school. Our modern facilities serve approximately 3,000 students, pre-kindergarten through eighth grades.