2024-2025 Special Education Department Chair- High School

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Manassas Park City Schools
100 Park Central Plaza, Suite 300
Manassas Park, Virginia 20111
POSITION:  Special Education Department Chair (High School)
The Special Education Chair provides leadership and coordination to meet staff, family and student needs. This position will work inside of the school building with administration, teachers (general and special education), paraprofessionals, school counselors, parent liaisons and families to ensure a comprehensive, well- coordinated network of practices.
  • Must hold a Postgraduate Professional license in Special Education
  • Master’s degree in special education or related field preferred
  • 5 years of experience in special education or related field
  • Evidence of leadership and administrative experience within special education
  • Experience with IEPs and the special education process
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary, problem solving team 

  • Must demonstrate effective knowledge of and be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial policies and practices
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: (including but not limited to the following)
  • Complies with all school laws, State Board of Education regulations, and all policies and regulations made by the School Board and Superintendent.
  • Performs all duties deemed necessary by the School Board and Superintendent for the efficient and successful operation of the school system.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and serves as Principal’s designee in special education meetings
  • Reviews and monitors IEP’s and for consistency, completeness, accuracy and
  • compliance with division policy and VDOE regulations
  • Ensures all timelines for evaluations, reevaluations and IEP meetings are met
  • Ensures that all VDOE Indicators for Special Education are monitored and in compliance
  • Serves as a liaison between special education teachers and administration to ensure services are provided to students
  • Holds department/team meetings to ensure consistency and support to all special education teachers and paraprofessionals assigned to the building
  • Fosters improvements in school-wide special education program and services
  • Promotes positive behavior interventions and supports for managing and improving student behavior in collaboration with behavior specialists and other related service providers
  • Provides technical assistance and professional development to staff in supporting the needs of students with disabilities
  • Coordinates the schedule for division and state testing accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Supports the implementation of special education services in accordance with federal law and state regulations
  • Serves as the liaison between families and school staff for special education programs
  • Serves as a resource to support individual students as needed

  • Share information with the team about changes in procedures and offer training
  • Provide training to new teachers on special education/child study procedures and paperwork
  • Attend monthly chair meetings and relay information to school teams
  • Facilitate student transitions
  • Complete paperwork for all transfer IEPs
  • Writes and chairs all initial and triennial child study meetings
  • Ensures all components for eligibility are completed on time
  • Collaborates with team to ensure 60-day screenings and re-screenings are completed on time
  • Must be willing to assist in any classroom as needed
  • Coordinate with contractors for building level-based services
  • Manages all Child Study plans
Must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with other staff and the public through the
use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions will be required.
CLEARANCES (Conditions for employment):
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Screening
Manassas Park City Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees and students as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, management and administration reserve the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.                                                                

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Manassas Park City Schools

One Park Center Court Suite A, Manassas Park, VA 20111

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Manassas Park High

8200 Euclid Avenue , Manassas Park, VA 20111