K5 SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR

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Required
Employment Type
Full-time
Grade Levels
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Kindergarten
Start Date
Immediately
Valid Through
12/25/2020
Certification

Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Special Education (K-12+) (Level 2), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 3).
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
The license status must be active.

Description

The Special Education Coordinator develops, supports, and guides the implementation of policies and procedures essential to the operation of a compliant special education department. The Special Education Coordinator is essential to the development of successful teachers of students with disabilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, and RESPONSIBILITIES **Monitors special education documents to ensure they are fully compliant and meet both federal and state standards; **Monitors and maintains compliance tracking report **Completes partial and/or comprehensive file audits to ensure compliant and complete documentation procedures **Develops monthly report format and monitors each special education teachers’ monthly submission of these reports; **Interprets data and provides support to special education teachers in determining the steps needed to maintain compliance and/or assist students’ academic progress; **Assists Special Programs Director with compliance to IDEA as requested **Assists with Special Education reporting (e.g., school, local, state, and federal) **Works with the Special Programs Director on compliance-related issues **Assists Principals in assignment of special education caseloads **Provides support to Special Education teachers as needed/approved and works closely with Instructional Facilitators **Collaborates with Special Programs Director to determine professional development needs for both special education department and full staff; **Provides on-going training and mentoring for new and continuing staff members; collaborates with Special Programs Director and District Special Education Staff to design and develop training materials; evaluates the effectiveness of training materials, and makes changes as needed **Develops and presents compliance and/or instruction enrichment training sessions based on data gathered during internal or formal audits **Provides training and support to special education teachers to develop meaningful and measurable IEPs

**Attends school-wide academic team meetings; **Works with instructional leaders to train teachers on the use of data to differentiate and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching strategies; **Attends and/or leads special education team meetings; **Works with principal to identify strategies to support struggling special education teachers **Provides leadership and mentoring to the special education teachers; **Researches innovative tools available for special education usage in a virtual environment; **Reports measures of the progress and performance of special education teachers to the Special Programs Director and/or Principals **Demonstrates a strong commitment to student achievement and supports school efforts to improve student performance **Provides support to all areas of the special education program as requested by the Special Programs Director

COMPETENCIES

**Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs. Creative, persistent, and ability to see many sides of an issue. **Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad. **Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere. **Promotes enthusiasm, unity, and positive productivity within the staff of UTVA

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Utah Virtual Academy

310 E. 4500 S. Ste 620, Murray, UT 84107
 
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Student Teacher Ratio*

State Average: 22.85

% ELL Students*

State Average: 6.61

% IEP Students*

State Average: 12%

FTE

State Average: 338