Senior Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Wilmington, DE 19801, US
Feb 05, 2018
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POSITION: Senior Director of Pupil Personnel ServicesCLOSING DATE: February 21, 2018

LOCATION: District Office - Drew Educational Support

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

  • Must hold or be eligible for State of Delaware Certification as Central Office Personnel
  • Master's degree (as required by certification)
  • Special Education teaching certificate required
  • Minimum 5 years of administrative experience required
  • Experience in supervising programs/teachers serving students with special needs preferred
  • Knowledge of child development, learning theories, and effective teaching techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IDEA and related federal funding regulations

  • Provide instructional leadership in all special education programs
  • Deliver leadership in curriculum implementation and inclusive practices at all levels of schooling
  • Provide budgetary leadership for unit allocation under Needs Based Funding
  • Conduct audits for student classifications and appropriateness of identified services
  • Furnish direction and support of instructional strategies connected with student assessments
  • Direct program implementation and evaluation including operational guidelines, curriculum implementation, and staff development for the following programs: Infants and Toddlers, Child Find and Preschool Programs, Students with IEPs and related services (speech/ language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, school psychologists)
  • Provide direct supervision and evaluation of special education program staff including resource teachers and administrative support personnel
  • Provide supervision and evaluation of principals and directors of specialized programs, including Director, State-Wide Delaware Autism Program; Principal, Brennen School-Delaware Autism Program; Director, Delaware School for the Deaf and State-Wide Services
  • Provide special education technical assistance and consultative support to administrators of general education buildings and programs
  • Provide professional development, training and technical assistance to Educational Diagnosticians
  • Provide access to professional development, training and technical assistance to other professionals, for example, school psychologists, speech pathologists and school nurses
  • Collaborate with school improvement teams to analyze data and to develop and implement school improvement plans which address the needs of special education students
  • Participate in the development of the local application for federal and discretionary funds
  • Respond to appropriate State requests for proposals for funds
  • Lead the development of the special education budget in conjunction with the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
  • Maintain records and reviews records of payment approvals for nonpublic placements
  • Handle administrative complaints, corrective actions plans and due process hearings
  • Submit timely and accurate data to DOE
  • Coordinate the services of private school students
  • Serve as the system liaison with other agencies and parent groups
  • Serve as a resource to the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent on matters related to special education
  • Perform such other tasks and assume other responsibilities as may be assigned

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Start Date: Mutually agreeable

Duty Days: 261

Reports To: Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Job Posting Link:

Salary Range: From/To: Salary Schedule can be found on the district's website:

  • Special Education

Additional Job Information:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants must apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume, proof of certification, and three (3) current dated letters of recommendation (within the last year) by February 21, 2018. Previous submissions will not automatically flow to this posting. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply specifically for the Job ID listed for this position.
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FRINGE BENEFITS: Twenty-four (24) days vacation per fiscal year; Life Insurance; Health Insurance; Blood Bank; Benefit Stipend to assist with the cost of prescription, vision and/or dental insurance.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of an acceptable criminal background report, a negative pre-employment drug screening and a child abuse registry check showing you are not on the registry at any level.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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