Coordinator of Special
Director of Special Education
Experience working with students with
exceptionalities (as a teacher, related service provider, or
school psychologist) in teaching and/or school administration
totaling at least 7 years
An earned master's degree
A valid administration and special education
license issued by the Kansas State Board of Education
Other alternatives as the Board may find
appropriate and acceptable
Purpose and Objectives of the Position:
As a member of the LCSEC administrative team, facilitate the
process of assisting teachers and building leaders in the special
education cooperative to accommodate the unique learning needs of
students with exceptionalities.
Performance responsibilities general administration:
with LCSEC administrators on a regular and frequent basis.
with administrators and teachers in assigned local districts in
order to assist them in the provision of special education
services that are of good quality and in compliance with state
and federal regulations.
information regarding LCSEC priorities and expectations to staff
and respond to their questions and concerns in order to maximize
their effectiveness in the provision of special education
to questions and provide information on special education
services as needed for parents, local districts, and the general
with LCSEC and local administrators in planning and implementing
staff development activities that will enable all staff to have
the necessary skills and understandings to carry out their
assigned jobs. This will assure special education services are of
good quality and in compliance with state and federal
the priorities of the LCSEC and local districts by gaining the
expertise to provide staff training and coaching on identified
areas of emphasis.
coaching and mentoring of LCSEC staff.
instructional coaching for teachers and para educators.
monitor the current status and needs of the LCSEC local district
special education services in relation to federal and state
regulations, judicial interpretations, and local district school
with the LCSEC administrative team and local district
administrators in developing recommendations concerning changes
in policies, procedures, or job descriptions necessary to assure
compliance and quality services.
technical assistance and problem solving to local districts to
assure compliance and quality services.
technical assistance in the development and review of Individual
Education Plans, transition, and processing.
I. The employee contributes to safe and orderly work
Fosters a safe and orderly environment for students and
Takes appropriate action when students and peers exhibit
emotionally/physically distressed behaviors.
Supervises other personnel as assigned.
Establishes safety procedures for supervised staff
II. The employee works to help ensure student
The employee will help develop school climate and conditions that
help ensure maximum student achievement.
employee will assist with student mentoring when assigned.
III. The employee builds positive school/community
Supports the mission of the school and district.
Facilitates cooperation between all persons in the school
IV. The employee works to develop constructive peer and
Supports use of appropriate communications skills.
Supports development of thinking skills.
Follows all district policies, handbooks, and regulations.
V. The employee works to develop effective and efficient
Sets high expectations for self
Uses a variety of materials, activities and approaches
appropriate to the needs of the position.
Develops and monitors plans and goals to improve individual
VI. The employee practices responsible fiscal, facility, and
Procures supplies and equipment following building budget
Establishes guidelines that ensure the care and maintenance of
district facilities and equipment.
VII. The employee models positive professional
Participates in professional activities to enhance knowledge and
Uses written and spoken language well.
Maintains positive contact with supervisors and peers.
Handles work in a timely and effective manner.
Maintains physical and skill requirements necessary to meet job
Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in
accordance with USD 453 Board of Education policies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with others,
including the ability to communicate effectively with a broad
number of audiences.
Ability to manage job responsibilities and to meet the
established district outcomes.
Ability to use necessary district-identified computer hardware
and software, and other district-provided technology.
Ability to physically adapt to the compressed time schedule of a
school day and year.
(Other alternatives as set by the Board of Education.)
Terms of Employment:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with
provisions of the USD 453 Board of Education's policy on
Evaluation of Classified Personnel.