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Boston Public Schools Assistant Director for Programs for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SY22-23) in Boston, Massachusetts

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES (SLD) who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for leaders who desire to serve where their efforts matter. The incumbent must possess a social justice lens with a commitment to equity for all groups, including understanding the complexities of students who have SLD; with a deep commitment to high expectations and rigorous learning environments for all students. In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as an education professional. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director provides leadership for special education settings Student assignments and placements Special education enrollment and budget projections Highly specialized strands and services Partial and full inclusive settings and services Create more effective programs and services for students with SLD Provide guidance to school based personnel around small-group instruction, for students diagnosed from moderate to severe cognitive delays to ensure understanding and to progress within the general curricula Develop programmatic walkthrough tool to inform practice Collaboratively strengthen the special education referral process around SLD and determine how to interrupt the disproportionate outcomes Culturally competent practice Identify and implement targeted (tier 2) and intensive (tier 3) reading, math & writing interventions, with a CLSP lens that is tightly integrated with the district’s MTSS system Consult with and educate teachers about how to differentiate curriculum and support heterogenous groups of learners in their classrooms Families as partners Assist in providing information to community groups regarding SLD as requested The Assistant Director partners with other OSE leaders Manager for Compliance and Quality Assurance Senior Program Director for Mediation and 504 Other Assistant Directors for Schools Units Assistant Director for Behavioral Health Services Assistant Director for Related Services Assistant Director for Medical Services The Assistant Director collaborates with Families as partners in planning and problem solving Office of Instructional and Informational Technology - Enrollment Planning and Services Office of Operations Transportation and Facilities Departments Office of Family and Student Engagement Offices of Human Capital and Labor Relations Office of Finance - Budget, Payroll, Purchasing, Contracts Departments Office of the Legal Advisor Community-Based Organizations The Assistant Director serves as: A member of both the OSE Senior Leadership Team OSE Administrators Group A partner with the OSE Directors for School Settings, Student Services, and Compliance and Quality Assurance in planning and leading the monthly SESS Coordinator meetings The Assistant Director arranges and/or provides professional development, guidance and support to Principals and Headmasters Teachers, Support Service and Related Service Providers Other Assistant Directors in OSE Coordinators of Special Education (COSE) Schools Unit Supervisors Schools Unit Clerks Schools Unit Management Staff The Assistant Director provides specialized leadership in at least one disability category or one area of work. The Assistant Director performs other related duties as requested by the Executive Director of Special Education and Assistant Superintendent. QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Master’s Degree in a related field MA DESE or Board of Registration Licensure in Special Education or Related Field MA DESE Licensure in Supervision or Administration Three (3) years experience teaching or providing services in urban special education or related field Experience providing leadership and supervision in urban special education or relate field Demonstrated knowledge of special education regulations and best practices Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Experience in special education administration and supervision Proficiency in a language other than English TERMS: BASAS, Group 11B, 12 months, 225 days Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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Assistant Director for Programs for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SY22-23)

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Primary Location Central Office - Special Education

Salary Range 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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