Special Education Leadership Liaison (SELL)
Milwaukee Public Schools - Milwaukee, WI

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If you are a Change Agent who is ready to accept a Key Leadership role in the largest school district in the State of Wisconsin, then Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is seeking motivated and dynamic professionals with proven leadership skills to serve students in a large, urban District. MPS is seeking progressive candidates committed to innovative education reforms and who possess an iron will to increase academic achievement of all students.

The position of SELL works as part of a Regional Core team to provide district level leadership, accountability, training, guidance and support for the provision of high quality special education services and supports to students with disabilities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works collaboratively with district-level administrators, principals and other administrative staff to develop and implement special education program service delivery models in the least restrictive environment (LRE) providing expertise, guidance and assistance to the administration to ensure IEP members make appropriate curricular decisions.
Works with principals and other administrators regarding special education services and working to resolve educational problems and parental concerns in a timely manner.
Provides direct oversight and continuous improvement focused monitoring (CIFM) for compliance to IDEA 2004 and other Federal and State laws. Provides administrative accountability schools for procedural compliance and timelines.
Ensures the delivery of appropriate IEP services for all students with disabilities and provides oversight for the Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as written.
Provides direct supervision, oversight and evaluation of the Special Education Supervisors.
Provides technical assistance to school leaders, administrators, parents and other school staff to resolve issues, concerns and questions regarding the delivery of special education services.
Plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates staff development at the district-wide and department level to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines and Board policy. Provides on-going training in best practices and coordinates parent trainings.
Reviews and provides support and feedback to the schools for the development of School Improvement Plans.
Represents the Department of Specialized Services on district level planning and project committees and meetings and participates in statewide committees, meetings and trainings.
Participates in the hiring of Special Education Supervisors and other administrative positions within the Department of Special Services.
Actively supports the Strategic Plan.
Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Position requires a Masters degree in education
Certification as an Exceptional Education Administrator (#81) or Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services (#80); or the ability to obtain the license within 2 years.
A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience as a fully-licensed and tenured special education teacher.
At least two years of previous administrative experience in a school district is required.
Experience with charter school law and charter school contract development and implementation preferred.

A resume and three (3) letters of recommendation (not more than one (1) year old), must be attached to the completed application. Each letter must be signed by its author. Appointment is subject to residency requirements, a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification. Non MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time. APPLY ONLINE FOR JOB OPENING #28770 at www.milwaukee.k12.wi.us ?employment ?job opportunities ? apply online administrative position and follow the link....

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