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Coordinator, Professional Learning and Academic Interventions

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0435 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Professional Learning and Academic Interventions GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction of the director in the Department of Special Education Services (DSES), this individual is responsible for the development of professional learning opportunities and implementation of academic interventions, in accordance with federal/state regulations to ensure the provision of services for students with disabilities. Major responsibilities include a wide variety of professional learning roles, including, but not limited to trainer, coach, consultant, resource provider, facilitator, grant writer, and project manager. Works collaboratively with central and school-based staff members and parents/guardians to effectively design, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of professional learning activities and academic interventions. Serves on a variety of central services and school-based committees, provides professional learning sessions in collaboration with other offices, and monitors the compliance of schools to ensure Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the State Systemic Improvement Plan targets are 100 percent compliant. Leads and manages department projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of current research and trends in curriculum and instructional strategies for special education students ages birth¿21. Knowledge of IDEA. Ability to develop, coordinate and implement professional learning activities. Knowledge of school improvement processes, including analysis of data, developing and monitoring professional learning; knowledge of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) goals/initiatives; experience planning, delivering, and monitoring both face-to-face and online professional learning for adult learners; strong and engaging skills as trainer, facilitator, and coach; interest and ability to work collaboratively on a high performing team with internal and external stakeholders. Knowledge of evidence-based interventions for reading/language arts and mathematics. Ability to monitor the implementation of academic interventions with fidelity to publisher specifications. Ability to support state grant development and manage the implementation. Ability to respond to short timelines and efficiently complete assignments. Demonstrates flexibility as assignment parameters change. Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Knowledge of the MCPS professional growth system.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in special education from an accredited college or university and training and experience in assessment, diagnosis and programming for students with disabilities in Grades K¿12. Demonstrated successful experience in planning, coordinating, and conducting professional learning activities for adult learners. A minimum of 10 years of outstanding classroom experience working with students with a variety of disabilities, preferably in Grades K¿12. Knowledge of effective instructional practices. Demonstrated leadership experience in schools or central office, including oversight of projects or professional development initiatives. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland State Department of Education certification requirements for supervisor or Administrator I and special education or related field. Certification in special education required. Meets Maryland certification requirements for Administrator I and in the assigned discipline. Completion of OAT I or II, or completion within one year of the position start date.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Some lifting required; transport supplies, materials, and equipment to meetings and schools.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Ability to conduct evening or weekend public information sessions.


Participates in the analysis of data to guide department decision-making, grant development, professional learning opportunities, and setting priorities in strategic planning.

Works collaboratively with the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs to develop and implement joint professional learning.

Initiates, designs, coordinates, and conducts professional learning activities for adult learners, including those linked to administration of formal educational assessments or published interventions.

Works closely with school-based special education teachers to implement academic interventions with fidelity to publisher specifications.

Supports the development and implementation of grant-funded projects.

Participates in systemwide and community presentations to regarding the provision of services for students with disabilities in MCPS.

Serves on system, office, and department project teams; may lead department-level teams.

Performs a variety of duties to support the Office of Special Education and DSES.

Supervise and evaluate MCEA and SEIU unit members, as appropriate.

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 3/2017
Date(s) Revised: 8/2018
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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