Director of Special Education

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
State Education Agency


Director of Special Education
Position Purpose

Performs difficult professional and administrative work planning, directing and supervising the development and implementation of a total instructional program for students with disabilities; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Academic Officer.  Supervision is exercised over special education coordinators, professionals, teachers, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, therapists and related staff.

Essential Functions:

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or skills associated with 

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or skills associated with 

  • Planning and supervising the implementation of special education curricular programs and related staff developmental activities,
  • Organizes and supervises the development and implementation of programs, services, activities and curriculum for special students;

  • Confers with parents and staff regarding inquiries and concerns;

  • Collaborates and consults with other staff to coordinate the total instructional program;

  • Consults with and responds to principals regarding special education concerns on legal and regulatory issues, staffing, instructional issues, discipline, attendance zone and compliance issues and parents concerns

  • Monitors and maintains compliance with state and federal regulations;

  • Develops, monitors and administers the special education budgets;

  • Prepares required state and federal reports;

  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures relating to special education issues;

  • Plans and conducts professional development activities for staff;

  • Interviews and recommends special education staff members;

  • Supervises and evaluates special education evaluation teams, instructional coordinators, clerical support personnel and other direct report staff;

  • Attends staff, School Board, community group and related meetings;

  • Performs related tasks as required.


Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and program development for students with disabilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school administration; 

  • Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in special education process for diagnostic and evaluation procedures; 

  • Ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally and in written form; 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates, School Board members, parents and the general public.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard school bus environment.

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in the appropriate educational specialty.

  • Educational Level:  Master’s Degree in Education.

  • Considerable experience in special education including some supervisory experience in special education administration.

  • Building Administration level and/or Division Level experience preferred.

Terms of Employment

  • Salary:              $115,047 -  $175,530
  • Contract:           12 Months Employment
  • Benefits:            Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Sick Leave and Annual Leave
FLSA Status:       Exempt

Thank you for your interest in Suffolk Public Schools. We look forward to receiving your application.

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

School Administrative Offices

100 North Main Street , Suffolk, VA 23434