Vice Principal of Special Education

Position Summary:

The Director of Special Education is directly responsible for improving the academic and behavioral performance of Green Wood’s Charter School (GWCS) students with disabilities. The Director of Special Education manages and coordinates all specialized services including special education, counseling, and all other related services. The overarching goal is to help our special education students achieve breakthrough academic achievement and to ensure that the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) needs of all special education students are met with robust and rigorous strategies.  Director of Special Education reports to the Principal.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the special education program for a school of approximately 675 students
Implement, supervise, and facilitate GWCS’s intervention programs and curricula
Supervise and coordinate the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 processes
Supervise and coordinate evaluations and related services for students
Coordinate and monitor the Mental Health services of partner organizations
Chair and conduct manifestation determination meetings and other special education meetings
Ensure the implementation of accommodations in the general education environment
Ensure that student files are in full compliance with all special education
Provide leadership on the school’s Leadership Team
Manage day to day performance of special education teachers and counselors
Conduct informal and formal evaluations for special education teachers and other school staff members
Support Principal and other Assistant Principal(s) in leading the school and creating a culture of student achievement
Additional duties as assigned

Commitment to GWSC mission and belief that all students can learn
Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for students with learning, physical, and behavioral disabilities
Knowledge of medical and psychosocial issues related to individuals with learning, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities
The ability to communicate effectively with parents
Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic
A positive, high-energy attitude, and a drive for personal excellence
Flexible attitude, ability to work with urgency
Strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills
Willingness and desire to participate in unexpected projects
Ability to work as member of Leadership Team
Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree in Special Education with at least five (5) years of urban education experience
Must be PA state certified in special education and administration
Experience managing teachers
Physical Requirements:

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as:

Functioning in office space – reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, making phone calls
Must be able to sit for up to two hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on a frequent basis