Special Education Network Leader
NYC Department of Education - New York, NY

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Special Education Network Leader

Tracking Code 9809 Job Description Please Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees. The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.

Position Summary: The District 75 Special Education Network Leaders will function as high-level support managers to a network of 12-15 multi-sited school organizations. Each will provide support, professional development, and coaching to school based administrators to develop and implement instructional programs aligned with standards, school comprehensive educational plans, and the best practices of differentiated instruction. Each network leader will work directly with principals and their schools in an advisory capacity which supports the instructional vision and program of the school as well as assisting schools on revising their goals and objectives based on data to improve student outcomes.

Reports to: Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent, District 75

Direct Reports: Field-based, content area support staff

Key Relationships: The District 75 Special Education Network Leaders coach principals and school staff as they develop and provide training and professional development that supports curriculum and instruction. Network leaders work closely with the District Leadership to ensure there is coordinated support to each school and alignment with the district’s vision and mission of offering all students equal educational opportunities in the least restrictive environment. The Network Leaders will work with Children’s First Coaches to support teachers and content area instruction.

  • Provides leadership and policy direction by coaching principals on a regular basis, and providing them with the necessary supports to improve student outcomes.
  • Managing the assessment of each school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan to ensure that daily classroom instruction is aligned with overall goals for student achievement and meeting educational targets.
  • Provides sustained and imbedded professional development in cohort schools that focuses on the utilization of data to drive instruction; the use of behavioral interventions; assistive/adaptive technology, where appropriate; and state of the art methodologies for students with autism.
  • Assists principals and schools in compliance issues related to obtaining mandated related services for students through interaction with District 75 Office of Related and Contractual Services.
  • Supports transition programs by visiting work-study and job training sites to assist school staff in aligning IEP goals with world of work experiential learning.
  • Facilitates schools leadership by directing, developing and leading content area study groups, workshops, institutes for school staff and parents in conjunction with field-based content area specialists and coaches.
  • Facilitates improved collaboration between District 75 administrators and other administrators in co-located sites by coordinating joint parent workshops via appropriate parent coordinators, supporting building council meetings and engaging all constituents in planning together for extra-curricular inclusive programs.
  • Supports the instruction of students in alternate assessment classrooms by utilizing the core curriculum to the greatest extent possible in early grades, facilitating project based learning in middle grades and directing movement into pre-vocational and vocational settings in the upper grades.
  • Facilitates data collection at schools which informs mandated related services to move students toward autonomy and increased independent functioning.
  • Supports cohort schools involved in inclusive education programs to ensure student progress is regularly reviewed and evaluated to maximize student articulation to less restrictive environments.

Qualification Requirements:


Applicants must possess a valid New York State certificate in School District Administration (SDA) or School District Leader (SDL).

  • Prior school level or central office administrative/supervisory experience in Special Education.
  • Expertise in content area instruction, autism, positive behavior supports, differentiated instruction and alternate assessment curriculum initiatives.

Salary: $111,000 - $170,000

Please be sure application includes a resume, cover letter and your 6-digit NYCDOE file number that was issued.

Applications will be accepted through July 17, 2013 at 3pm.

Please Note: Position only open to internal NYC Department of Education employees. The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO

Job Location New York, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular New Posting

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