Program Specialist - Exceptional Children
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Program Specialist - Exceptional Children
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Closing Date:
05/30/2013

Certified Support Services/Program Specialist - Exceptional Children

Date Posted:
5/16/2013

Location:
Exceptional Children - Admin Services, Milton Cent

Date Available:
06/01/2013

Position Summary:
The Program Specialist for Services for Exceptional Children is responsible for assisting the Area Superintendent in the development and implementation of effective K-12 standards-based instruction, appropriate and balanced assessment, and standards-based grading and reporting. This position will support the Northeast Learning Community.

Essential Duties:
  • Assists schools in determining the level of implementation of standards-based instruction best practices and the alignment with standards-based progress report card in the Exceptional Children program
  • Assists administrators in supporting, training, and coaching teachers and staff in the Exceptional Children programs
  • Supports the development of Power Standards and Reporting Standards K-12
  • Designs and delivers training to administrators/teachers in providing feedback to students to improve instruction delivery
  • Identifies resources and supports teachers with differentiation to meet all students' needs in the Exceptional Children programs
  • Assumes responsibility for communicating and coordinating pilot report card implementation and support
  • Provides individual assistance to schools experiencing Special Education grading issues
  • Provides ad hoc reports on the status of standards-based instruction/progress reporting and develops recommendations for improvement
  • Serves as liaison between the Division of Academics and Teacher Quality in all issues related to instructional best practices that are aligned performance management standards for teachers
  • Works in collaboration with other departments to maximize teacher effectiveness as it relates to the Exceptional Children curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Collaborates with Leadership in Learning and Teaching in development of and revisions to new curriculum
  • Assists schools in ways to integrate curriculum
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in the area of Special Education required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Must hold or be eligible for a valid and clear teaching certificate in the areas of Special Education; Georgia Leadership certification preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local mandates for Special Education requirements
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Detailed knowledge and experience with standards-based instruction and assessment best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners across multiple disciplines and levels
  • Demonstrated knowledge in differentiation and meeting the needs of varied learners
  • Ability to plan and implement short and long-range goals and objectives
  • Ability to work with collaborative teams
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with administrators, staff, and community members
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
Required Experience:
  • Minimum of three years successful classroom teaching experience required; Three years supervisory experience preferred; Prior experience with standards-based instruction and professional staff development required; Experience in the education of students with exceptional needs required; Experience working within a large, complex organization preferred
Salary Information:
Salary Range
  • $57,181.00 - $69,375.00

Step placement credit may be granted for up to a maximum of 7 years (Step 8) of prior verifiable experience. Salary placement with Fulton County Schools is non-negotiable. Actual salary placement will be based on Fulton County Board of Education experience calculations from the Non-Teaching Salary Schedule B-235, Executive Scale, Step 1 - Step 8

Complete Application:
  • Application (include eReferences)
  • Resume

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30315, or phone 404-763-4585. TTY 1-800-255-0135.

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