JobID 3763 : Special Education Coordinator - Pollard Middle School (July 1, 2020 Start Date) (#2011749)

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Job Description:

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Special Education and the building Principal, the Special Education Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and managing effective, compliant and cost efficient special education services for students at Pollard Middle School.

Essential Functions and Duties of the Position:

The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Administer special education eligibility process, including chairing team meetings

  • Ensure IEPs meet all regulatory and district standards, are written to reflect best practice, reflect high quality programming, and are implemented with integrity

  • Work with building-based teams to develop and implement efficient and effective service delivery models reflecting best practice

  • Manage complex and challenging cases, by maintaining effective parent, staff, advocate and outside evaluator contact

  • Provide direct administrative oversight to the specialized programs at Pollard (ILC, Connections, Language Based Classroom, Insight, and Bridges).

  • Collaborate with the principal to advance a Response to Intervention (RTI) program in the school

  • Observe, supervise and evaluate Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers and Teaching Assistants

  • Participate in and contribute to student support team meetings

  • Plan for and contribute to effective transitions for students and their families

  • Work with other school based Special Education Coordinators and Directors to ensure consistency, cohesion and coordination of practices across the district

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree, with a specialization in Special Education

  • Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Licensure as an Administrator of Special Education

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:

  • Depth of knowledge regarding special education laws, regulations, processes and procedures

  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills enabling information sharing and the development of trusting relationships with parents, staff, outside evaluators, advocates and administrators

  • Skill in interpreting assessments and determining educational interventions in response to a learning profile

  • Demonstrated skill in meeting facilitation, case management, communication and pedagogy

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage the special education referral and team process

  • Experience supervising and evaluating staff

  • Teaching or other special education service skill that will benefit the district


Please see the Unit B Administrators contract posted on the employment section of the Needham Public Schools web page at Please click on "Contracts" on the left side

Selection Procedure:

All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process

Application Procedure:

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry or status as a veteran.

The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to equity are encouraged to apply.

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Needham Public Schools

1330 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$17,516 (USD)

State Average: $17,439 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 17%



State Average: 296