Direct the instructional program and operations for Extended School Year Services. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of instruction. Oversee compliance with district policies, and state and federal guidelines. Ensure success of instructional programs, and operation of all ESY services.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Hire and set up campus processes between April and May.
Actively monitor and evaluate educational programs on designated ESY campuses during two summer sessions.
Conduct conferences, Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings, and communication with parents, teachers, and students concerning ESY issues.
Maintain relationship with parents and community.
Provide professional development and information about registration to special education teachers to determine qualifications for eligible students for ESY services.
Read and interpret Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for compliance and monitoring instructional services.
Coordinate delivery, organization, use, of individual student instructional materials for purpose of ESY to assigned ESY campus prior to the start of extended school year and return of materials to their sending teacher prior to second week of school year in August.
Compile and maintain database of students requiring special transportation for ESY Campus based services and communicate with Transportation about these needs. Communicate with Transportation during ESY Sessions as changes occur and assist in problem solving.
Manage district record keeping system which includes gathering and copying student registration, Individualized Education Plan's- ESY supplements, and student monitoring forms.
Arrange for and manage substitutes for ESY staff.
Coordinate, manage, and facilitate site-based ESY services, including assigning staff.
Maintain and submit records needed for payroll according to district expectations (currently project agreements).
Participate in problem solving meetings such as campus team meetings, Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee meetings involving ESY.
Ensure IEP and Behavior plans are followed during delivery of ESY services.
Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Master's degree in Educational Administration preferred; other degree in other special education field will be considered in combination of experience.
Texas principal or other appropriate Texas certificate. Certification in special education, or license in other field such as Autism. Certification as a SAMA instructor, crisis prevention training.
Minimum of three years' experience as a special education teacher or related field.
Knowledge of school operations and curriculum and instruction; issues and challenges relating Special Education, specifically to Low Incidence Disability Population; functional behavior assessments/behavior intervention plans/positive behavior support systems; community resources; laws, regulations and procedures related to special education programs-specifically ESY qualifications and services, Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation, schedule of services; organizational, time management, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Skill in knowledge and experience of teaching techniques and instructional delivery; instructional materials for Low Incidence Disability Population; facilitation and consultation; organization, public relations, and written and interpersonal communication.
Ability to communicate effectively, coordinate campus functions, evaluate instruction program, and teaching effectiveness, implement policy and procedures, manage personnel, manage multiple priorities; and carry out these responsibilities in addition to contract duties.
Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Frequently communicates with other employees or public. Must be able to exchange accurate information.
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints.
Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on long-term basis.
Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the department's credibility, operations and services.
Ability to formulate complex and comprehensive materials such as legal documents, authoritative reports, official publications of major scope and impact and to make formal presentations.
Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
May work prolonged or irregular hours.
Frequent districtwide, statewide, and out-of-state travel.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Leander Independent School District