Principal and Director of Special Education
ROLE AND PURPOSE:
Provide special education students with
learning activities and experiences designed to help them
fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional,
physical, and social growth. Develop or modify
curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional
materials to student ability levels.
Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or
itinerant capacity as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from
Valid Texas teaching certificate
with required special education endorsements for
Knowledge of special needs of
students in assigned area.
Knowledge of Admission, Review,
and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual
Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and
General knowledge of curriculum
At least one year of student
teaching or approved internship.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND
Collaborates with students, parents, and other
staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process
for each student assigned.
Implements an instructional, therapeutic, or
ment program for assigned students and shows written
evidence of preparation as required.
Plans and uses appropriate instructional and
strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that
understanding of the learning styles and needs of
Works cooperatively with classroom teachers to
regular curricula as needed and assists special
students in regular classes with assignments.
Participates in ARD Committee meetings on a
Conducts assessment of student learning styles
results to plan for instructional activities.
Presents subject matter according to
Employs a variety of instructional techniques
and media to
meet the needs and capabilities of each student
Plans and supervises assignments for teacher
Uses technology in teaching/learning
Stays abreast of current trends in technology
and is able to
apply/use technologically advanced hardware and
Conducts ongoing assessments of student
through formal and informal testing.
Provides or supervises personal care, medical
feeding of students as stated in IEP.
Assumes responsibility for extracurricular
assigned; Sponsors outside activities approved by
15. Is a positive role
model for students; supports mission of
Creates classroom environment conducive to
appropriate for the physical, social and emotional
17. Manages student
behavior and administers discipline.
includes intervening in crisis situations and
restraining students as necessary according to IEP and
school safety standards.
Consults with classroom teachers regarding
student behavior according to IEP.
Consults district and outside resource people
education, social, medical, and personal needs of
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions
students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Assists in selection of books, equipment, and
Establishes and maintains open lines of
conducting conferences with parents, students,
Maintains a professional relationship and
with colleagues, students, parents, and community
Uses effective communication skills to present
accurately and clearly.
Participates in staff development activities
to improve job-
Demonstrates interest and initiative in
Demonstrates behavior that is professional,
Keeps informed of and complies with federal,
and school regulations and policies for special education
Compiles, maintains, and files all reports,
records, and other
Attends and participates in faculty meetings
and serves on
staff committees as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned by
PERSONNEL SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).
Ability to communicate (verbal and written);
instruct; maintain emotional control under stress.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and
Move small stacks of
textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or
May be required to lift and position students with physical
behavior through physical restraint; and assist
to biological hazards.