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Boston Public Schools Special Education Program Director (BASAS 9A) (SY23-24) in Boston, Massachusetts

The Special Education Program Director will assist the leadership of the school in carrying out all Chapter 28 regulatory responsibilities required for maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations and court orders. In addition, it is expected that the Program Director for Special Education will improve the quality of instruction for all students with disabilities, assist in the professional development activities for both regular and special education staff, and contribute to the overall culture of the school as an agent of change committed to progressive educational reform and meeting the needs of all students in a rigorous academic environment. Reports to: Headmaster Responsibilities: 1.Assists the in implementation of all special education programs, including but not limited to the coordination of the development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students referred for Chapter 28 services, testing, running meetings, and the creation and implementation of 504s and 688s and, in carrying out all Chapter 28 regulations and court orders. 2.Develops and implements integrative/inclusive programs within the school working with school leadership to evaluate and monitor their effectiveness in terms of quality service to students. 3.Work with staff members, both in the classroom and in professional development opportunities, to support differentiated instruction. 4.Assists in planning the implementation of literacy programs and behavior intervention models to support alignment of citywide learning standards with effective teaching practices. 5.Model, co-teach, and observe in classes. 6.Provide feedback and suggestions to support teachers in their efforts to support a range of learners. 7.Support the creation and implementation of portfolios. 8.Assume a lead role in the professional development activities of special education and regular education teachers to improve instruction for all special education students. 9.Oversees the development and coordination of curriculum goals and objectives and distribution of instructional materials for the school's special education programs. 10.Work with families to increase their engagement in their child's school experience. 11.Maintains responsive lines of communication among students, parents, and staff involved with special education programs. 12.Support improved attendance and timeliness, homework completion, classroom on-task behavior, etc. 13.Work collaboratively with school administrators, faculty and staff to ensure consistent implementation of the school-based rules and the Code of Conduct 14.Perform other responsibilities as designated by the Headmaster. Qualifications: Required: A. Master's Degree in education with a concentration in Special Education Administration and/or a related field B. Massachusetts Supervisor/Director license or Administrator of Special Education Provisional with Advanced Standing or Standard C. Three (3) years teaching experience D. Massachusetts teacher license in special education E. Experience and training in the supervision and evaluation of teachers/as a professional developer F. Demonstrated leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators, and parents G. Ability to establish a diverse multi-cultural atmosphere that enhances individual growth and promotes a positive self-image H. Experience with and/or knowledge of educational reform I. Experience with and knowledge of advising programs J. Knowledge of MA Curriculum Frameworks, Vocational Frameworks and Assessments Preferred: A. Experience in working with students during transitions (orientations, moving to college) B. Experience developing or working within both an inclusion model and a learning center model C. Interest in working in fast-paced environment and ability to manage multiple responsibilities with humor and enthusiasm Terms:BASAS 9A " />

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Special Education Program Director (BASAS 9A) (SY23-24)

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Primary Location Blackstone Elementary

Salary Range 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Innovation

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