Current Vacancies

  • Director of Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education

    Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2024

    Application Deadline:  March 18, 2024

    **Please note, all applicants must apply online through OLAS at, under the posting name “Director of PPS & Special Education - NPCSD” on or before the application deadline date.

    The New Paltz Central School District seeks an accomplished Director of Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education to lead and oversee the district’s special education programs and related services The Director will be a key member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and will report to the Deputy Superintendent of Schools.


    In addition to effective leadership, classroom and/or related service experience, candidates must be well-versed in special education law and evidence-based instructional practices.  He/she must be an effective communicator – both written and oral – as well as an empathic listener, able to understand multiple perspectives and resolve differences on behalf of student welfare and equity. 


    • Supervise and evaluate special education teachers, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, assistive technology specialist, special services paraprofessionals, nursing staff, and the coordinators of special education
    • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate programs to ensure appropriate articulation and sharing of services
    • Keep abreast of emerging best practices and make recommendations related to continuous improvement
    • Serve as liaison and compliance officer with the state for special education and other special grant programs
    • Function as advisor to staff members, students, and parents on special education concerns
    • Work under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent to establish policies and regulations to coordinate the operation of all special education services
    • Represent the Board of Education in all due process proceedings
    • Provide and monitor contracted assessment and services in all related service areas (speech, hearing, visual, occupational and physical therapy counseling, special transportation, placement in other public and private facilities)
    • Supervises preparation of attendance reports and similar data for reimbursement of funds
    • Supervise submission of the IDEA grant
    • Ensure that required annual and triennial evaluations are completed in a timely manner
    • Develop and manage the Special Education budgets working closely with the Deputy Superintendent
    • Coordinate a PK-12 continuum of service delivery
    • Coordinate Home School Instruction, Homeless Liaison, Foster Child Liaison, Staff/Student Accommodations, and Home Tutor Program.
    • Oversee student registration and residency


    • Valid New York State SDA Certificate
    • At least five years of experience in public school education as a teacher, counselor, psychologist with an additional three years’ experience as a public school administrator. 

    Salary and Benefits:

    • Annual salary commensurate with experience
    • Full benefits package

    **See application process for details.






Application Processs

  • Fingerprint clearance is required. For more information, visit Fingerprinting Protocol.

    Applicants must upload the following documents to OLAS:

    • Cover letter, to the attention of Stephen Gratto, Superintendent, New Paltz CSD
    • Resume
    • Three current reference letters or a college credential file
    • Copy of required NYSED Certification(s)
    • Copies of College Transcripts
    • Writing Sample: Please upload answers to the following questions:
      • 1. Describe personal or professional experiences that you have utilized in a professional or organizational setting to address racism and inclusion.
      • 2. What is your sense of the complexities and challenges related to social justice and multiculturalism in a classroom and school setting?


    Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE