BENTON HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Developing
and implementing individual objectives of each student; providing
instruction for students consistent with state education code
requirements; employing instructional techniques consistent with
the needs and capabilities of students; establishing and
maintaining an orderly and safe environment; evaluating each
student's performance and communicating with parents.
Valid Michigan teaching
certificate with appropriate endorsement.
Bachelor's Degree with a major in
the appropriate special education area, Emotional Impairment
(SE), meeting the curricular requirements specified by Special
Education Rules 340.1781 and 340.1782.
Prior successful teaching
Proven ability to meet the
challenges of an urban-rural, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic
Other qualifications as the Board
of Education may find appropriate and acceptable.
1. Provide a basic core
instructional program for impaired students consistent with state
education code requirements.
2. Confer frequently with parents
and professional staff members regarding the educational, social,
and personal problems of each student.
3. Develop and maintain a classroom
environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of
the resources provided by the District.
4. Assist in the screening and
recommending placement of applicants in special education
5. Assist impaired students in
making realistic assessments of their abilities and in
establishing educational and occupational goals commensurate with
1. Work cooperatively
with classroom teachers who have mainstreamed special education
students in regular classes, interpret the abilities and
disabilities of these students to staff, and assist the student
with regular class assignments.
2. Confer frequently
with parents and professional staff members regarding the
educational, social and personal problems of students.
3. Provide motivation
to students who have a short attention span.
4. Keep attendance
records and all other records pertinent to the impaired program
for state reports.
5. Evaluate student
progress on a regular basis.
6. Prepare class
assignments and show written evidence of preparation upon request
of immediate supervisor.
7. Perform other
duties included in Special Education Rule 340.1781 and those that
may be assigned by the Superintendent or designee.