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*APPLYING FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION*The New Paltz CSD will only consider electronic, online form submissions made through the OLAS website. No emails, faxes, or hard copies, please. Inquiries/applications received in this manner will not be processed.VACANCYDIRECTOR OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES & SPECIAL EDUCATIONAnticipated Start Date: As Soon As Possible***Application Deadline Extended To: March 19, 2020 (Open Until Filled)**Please note, all applicants must apply online through OLAS at www.olasjobs.org/mhv, 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 conciliate 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, and special services paraprofessionals
- 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 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
- Ensures that required annual and triennial evaluation are completed in a timely manner
- Develop and manage the Special Education budgets working closely with the 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.
- 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
Applications Must Include:
- Cover letter; to the attention of Michelle Martoni, Deputy Superintendent, New Paltz CSD
- Three current reference letters or a college credential file
- Copy of NYSED Certification(s)
- Copies of College Transcripts
- Writing Sample. Please upload answers to the following questions:
Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE
- Describe personal or professional experiences that you have utilized in a professional or organizational setting to address racism and inclusion.
- What is your sense of the complexities and challenges related to social justice and multiculturalism in a classroom and school setting?
- Our district is in the process of implementing an Action Plan to address Racial Equity. Part of creating a culturally responsive environment requires staff to identify acts of racism including microagressions. Please highlight any experience and professional development you have that would help the district achieve this goal.