Special Education Coordinator (Elementary)

Job | Posted 25 days ago
Position Areas
State Education Agency



Supervisor:   Ms. Kimberly Judge, Director of Special Education
Employment Period:  12 months
Employment Status: Full-time
Pay Grade: G-218
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Start Date: July 1, 2024


The coordinator is responsible for coordinating a number of district-wide functions and programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) to assist with improving achievement, performance, behavior, attendance and health for students with disabilities ages 2-21, inclusive. The work involves training, coordinating activities, providing services, managing programs and overseeing complex district initiatives as assigned. Assigned functions and programs are subject to change based on the needs of the division and department in effectively implementing special education and related services for students with disabilities throughout Hampton City Schools. Coordinators are responsible for working collaboratively with multiple departments or stakeholders and facilitating a smooth interchange of information. Employee develops and refines his/her own work routines and is expected to carry out assignments independently.

  • Coordinates the delivery of special education and related services for qualifying students.
  • Coordinates the activities of support personnel assigned to special education or related services instruction.
  • Collaboratively designs best practice approaches for students requiring Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and assists with monitoring the fidelity of program implementation.
  • Coordinates, designs and implements programs and professional development in support of students (to include, but not limited to IDEA, Section 504, specially designed instruction, behavioral support, various related services support and Child Find/Evaluation).
  • Conducts regular site visits to schools to provide the necessary coaching support for building administrators and other school staff related to areas of responsibility.
  • Collaborates with various school and district personnel in resolving student-related concerns.
  • Monitors and analyzes division, school and student data and regularly makes recommendations based on data trends.
  • Keeps abreast of progress, new development and legal happenings related to IDEA and Section 504.
  • Assists in preventing and/or preparing for special education and /or Section 504 dispute resolution, including but not limited to due process hearings and attending all meetings pertinent to those cases.
  • Recommends policy and procedures essential for regulatory compliance and the improvement of special education programs.
  • Organizes and assigns programs and personnel to provide optimum delivery of services. Engages in interdepartmental collaboration to support student academic and behavioral success, provide training to relevant division staff, maintain accurate data and meet reporting deadlines.
  • Provides necessary professional development and training opportunities to a variety of audiences and stakeholders, including parents/guardians.
  • Coordinates the selection, procurement and inventory of assessment tools, instructional material and equipment.
  • Assists in the development, expenditure and monitoring of departmental budgets and funds as it relates to assigned areas and adheres to local, state and federal policies and regulations in all budgetary and finance activities.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring special education staffing allocations/caseloads/rosters for assigned areas to include recruitment and hiring of program staff.    
  • Annually participates in meaningful professional development to remain current in the areas of special education law and instructional best practices.
  • Performs related work as required and assigned.

  • Must possess a Master's degree, be eligible or possess Virginia Postgraduate Professional License and be eligible for a Virginia License in Administration and Supervision.
  • Must possess at least 3 years of teaching experience that includes experience with students with disabilities. Educational Leadership experience preferred.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of federal and state regulations that govern educating students with disabilities.


You may apply anytime before midnight on the closing date.  Please provide the following:
  • Resume
  • Minimum of three returned reference forms
  • Most recent performance evaluation (external applicants only)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Hampton City Schools does not discriminate in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class.  Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Executive Director of Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669; (757) 727-2300.  Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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Hampton City Schools

1 Franklin Street , Hampton, VA 23669

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Special Education

One Franklin Street , Hampton, VA 23669