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Coordinator of Special Education (Gallup, NM)
Gallup, NM
Coordinator of Special Education

The Stepping Stones Group is transforming the lives of children, families, and communities together through our exceptional therapeutic and behavioral health services. We believe our Core Values embody the culture of our organization: Trust, Integrity, Results, Quality, Community, and Inclusivity. 
The Stepping Stones Group is committed to diversity and inclusion. As a socially conscious employer driven by purpose, we welcome all people who have the heart to join us in our mission to transform lives together. We celebrate the diversity of our colleagues and believe by listening, learning, and empathizing with each other's life experiences we become a stronger organization. If you believe every day is an opportunity to make a difference, we would like to meet you!

In This Position You Will: 
Provide support to Special Education and Gifted teachers, parents, and principals regarding services to students with IEPs for both IDEA/Special Education and GATE. Attends IEP meetings, conduct GATE testing, monitor IEPs, attend staff meetings, and travel to assigned schools.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Essential duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 
1.             Demonstrate foresight, examines issues and takes initiatives to improve the quality of education in the community.

2.             Embrace and encourage the acceptance of diversity.

3.             Use effective people skills to communicate.

4.             Provide and maintain an environment where optimal student growth can take place.

5.             Demonstrate instructional leadership.

6.             Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of educations organization.

7.             Demonstrate an understanding of the IEP writing and implementation process.

8.             Use supervision, staff development and performance evaluation to improve the educational program.

9.             Maintain a familiarity with current educational issues through a process of ongoing personal development.

10.           Work cooperatively with building administration and staff in planning, implementing and managing programs and services for students with disabilities.

11.           Ensure that all students with disabilities in the Gallup McKinley County Schools are provided a free and appropriate public education through the provision of instructional programs, and related services.

12.           Assist the Direct of Special Education in the development of local policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

13.           Assist the Direct of Special Education in the development of policies and procedures to govern the delivery of special education and related services, including staff assignments.

14.           Assist the Direct of Special Education in the development of policies and procedures to govern the evaluation of students referred for special education services, including staffing patterns and organizational structure.

15.           Assist in the coordination of staff development opportunities to enable staff to better serve the needs of special education students.

16.           Assist in coordinating the delivery of homebound services when recommended through the IEP process.

17.           Assist in conducting, in cooperation with building administrators, staff, parents, and community, on-going evaluation of programs, services, and coordinate the long-range planning process to meet the needs of students.

18.           Work cooperatively with the transportation department in planning and delivery of services to students whose IEP's require.

19.           Establish and maintain on-going communication with the administration and regular/special education staff.

20.           Other tasks as may be deemed appropriate and necessary by the Director of Special Education.

 

Position Location (City & Country if Applicable): 
Onsite positions in Gallup, NM (Housing leads available if needed)

Required Qualifications:  
Five years of licensed experience (teaching, school administration, counseling or other related professional education experience) in a school system. Two to three years of experience managing a database, or using a database to regularly create complex or detailed reports.

 

Education/Certifications Required:
Equivalent to a Masters degree in education from an accredited college or university. Licensure: Must have a Level 3A Instructional Leader license; and possession of, or ability to obtain an Education Administrative License (Type 100 Level 3B) from the NM Public Education Department. Must provide verification of successfully passing the NMTA administrator test and provide verification of completion of Education Leadership program of study.