About Belmont Charter Network

Belmont Charter Network is a family of charter schools whose purpose is to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of each child. In addition to a fundamental academic curriculum, we provide physical and mental health services within the school environment along with a wide variety of extracurricular programming including sports, academic enrichment and the arts. We take an individual approach to education and believe every child has his or her own path. Our community schools support students and their families, inspiring children to realize their own unique potential.

Job Description

The Special Education Director will ensure the network’s special education policies and procedures are implemented in order to create conditions for excellent student service and accelerate student achievement The special education director, alongside the managing director of students supports, will lead and refine the strategic vision for the special education department at the network and local level collaborating with network departments and school teams to determine professional development training needs to identify areas of strength and weakness of practice in supporting students with disabilities. The Director will co-supervise and manage, alongside Heads of Schools, the special education site managers. This includes the accountability of the special education managers in following the manager’s handbook which details their role. It also includes providing professional development to the special education manager team to increase knowledge of laws and compliance to improve their practice. The Director will work with and supervise the special education curriculum coordinator to implement special education student supports as determined by data, working collaboratively with the managing director. The Director will serve as an active member of the network Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) and other administrative teams and meetings TBD. The Special Education Director will report to the managing director of student support. This is a 12 month position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise/Oversee the following areas for compliance 

  •  Early Intervention transition to Kindergarten process ELL-ensure services and process for students with english as a second language PASA-determination and participation of students who are eligible for alternate testing 

  • APS- ensure that students in alternative placement are receiving the required services.

  • (TBD) Agency Hires-approve and support outside agency hires when needed 

  •  Special Education referral, evaluation and reevaluation determination and process along with collaboration with the school psychologist 

  •  Involvement in data management, collection and reporting (TBD) Co-supervision of special education managers and curriculum coordinator 

Qualifications

  • Experience supervising individuals and teams and recruiting them to a plan or direction 

  •  Strong relationship and interpersonal 

  •  Initiative & Persistence – Has the drive and actions to set challenging goals and reach a high standard of performance despite barriers.

  • Strategic thinking & Vision – Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way to peers, internal and external stakeholders. 

  •  Collaboration – Ability to establish positive, collaborative relationships and values all voices and appreciates the strengths of others. 

  •  Organization – Plans, organizes, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner to focus on key priorities. 

  • Analytical – Determines opportunities and trends through comprehensive analysis of current student performance trends.

  •  Mindset of continuous improvement– Often solicits feedback and can reflect on the feedback to improve the work Requirements 

  •  B.A./B.S. degree from accredited institution, 
  •  Special Education Certification and minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in the field 
  •  Experience working and leading in an urban school preferred 
  •  Excellent working knowledge of special education law and compliance and ability to put those   into practice 
  •  Outstanding strategic thinking skills with exemplary writing and interpersonal communications skills 
  •  Exceptional management and organizational skills 
  •  Experience with successfully building capacity in others and communicating priorities within and across teams 
  •  Ability to build strong relationship with school staff 
  •  Strong experience implementing and leading in Special Education

Job Function

Student and School Support

Job Type

Administrator

School Type

Public Charter

Subject

Special-Education

Grade

Multiple-Grades-K-12

Education Level

4- Year Degree

Term

2023-2024