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    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.
    Anticipated 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
    • Resume
    • 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:
    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?
    3. 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.  
     Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE