Special Education Instructional Coordinator

  • Exton, PA

Compensation

: $66,406.67 - $152,780.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Excluding Post Secondary



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Requisition Number 19-1719
Title (ISPA) Special Education Instructional Coordinator
City Exton
State PA
Description

[ISPA] Special Education Instructional Coordinator INSPIRE THE FUTURE

K12 is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference.

The mission of ISPA is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

The Special Education Instructional Coordinator reports to the Director of Special Education Compliance and assists Special Education Teachers in aligning their services with identified student needs in a manner that is consistent with state and federal special education regulations. Functions as a member of the school leadership team with school administration and contracted providers.

As a Special Education Instructional Coordinator, YOU WILL ENJOY...

* Mentors teachers in the virtual academy providing coaching and training; Strives to proactively address identified needs and support virtual academy efforts to improve compliance with federal and state guidelines by:
+ Ensuring student evaluation documentation conforms to federal, state and school guidelines; Produces training materials along with supporting documents to ensure the school's special education policies and procedures are followed;
+ Ensuring Individualized Education Plans (IEP) documentation conforms to federal, state and school guidelines;
+ Supporting the Assessment Coordinator to ensure the application of appropriate accommodations/modifications to school and state assessments for identified students conforms to federal, state and school guidelines;
+ Meeting regularly with teachers to help interpret and produce special education documentation requirements that conform to federal, state and school guidelines;
+ Serving as an advisor and special consultant to Principals, general education and special education teachers and parents of students with disabilities on identification, assessments, and special education requirements;
+ Monitoring completion of IEP attendance, reports, and services are being completed.
+ Interprets data and determine what steps are needed to assist students academically
+ Adapts learning plans to meet different needs and learning styles;
+ Models how to create an instructional environment favorable to learning and personal growth
* Communicates effectively with school administration and contracted providers;
* Serves as Local Educational Agency (LEA) representative by:
+ Liaising with state department of education and other county-based agencies to expand school resources for programming needs
+ Collaborating with academic and enrollment teams for appropriate course placement;
+ Monitoring confidential tracking database for returned IEPs;
* Maintains appropriate, confidential records and provides timely reports; Maintains all required reports as assigned by the Special Education Manager including student progress reports;
* Ensures all new special education teachers are adequately trained on all school systems
* Supports efforts of Academic Administrators/Leads with the mentoring and monitoring of special education teachers' professional growth
* Collaborates with special education and general education teachers to ensure full implementation of student accommodations and effective interventions in the general education classroom;
* Collaborates with academic team stakeholder on all progress reports and report cards;
* Ensures that assigned students participate in school-wide screenings, benchmarking, and mandated state assessments with accommodations as defined by the IEP.
* Attends all required professional development;
* Supports the school administration in the review of records for enrollment of special education students

Get to know (ISPA) !

* Insight PA Cyber Charter School
* Behind the scenes
* A Day in the life

Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning.
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

* Master's degree AND
* Three (3) years of special education teaching experience AND
* Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: Active PDE-issued Special Education Teacher Certification

Other Required Qualifications

* Project management experience
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
* Demonstrates the use of good judgment in decision-making
* Great organizational and time management skills
* Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required
* Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; Web proficiency
* Ability to travel up to 5% to attend scheduled professional development meetings and to participate in school activities, state assessments, open houses and/or orientations
* Ability to pass required background check including ability to obtain fingerprint clearance (where applicable)

Desired Qualifications

* Teacher supervision or school leadership experience, especially in virtual or home-based setting
* Experience with charter school environment
* Ability to learn new technologies and tools

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* This is a home-based position, unless the candidate resides within a 30-mile radius of the school's main office location (Exton, PA).

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is \"at-will\" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the \"at-will\" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

WHO ARE WE?

K12 is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference. The mission of ISPA is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!, * Master's degree AND * Three (3) years of special education teaching experience AND * Equivalent combination of education and experience, * Project management experience * Strong interpersonal skills * Communicates effectively both orally and in writing * Demonstrates the use of good judgment in decision-making * Great organizational and time management skills * Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required * Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; Web proficiency * Ability to travel up to 5% to attend scheduled professional development meetings and to participate in school activities, state assessments, open houses and/or orientations * Ability to pass required background check including ability to obtain fingerprint clearance (where applicable), * Teacher supervision or school leadership experience, especially in virtual or home-based setting * Experience with charter school environment * Ability to learn new technologies and tools WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * This is a home-based position, unless the candidate resides within a 30-mile radius of the school's main office location (Exton, PA).


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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