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Coordinator, Longview and Stephen Knolls Schools

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coord/Special Center CODE: 0655 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Longview and Stephen Knolls Schools GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the direction of the Office of School Support and Improvement (OSSI) in collaboration with the Office of Special Education and Student Services, the coordinator provides administrative oversight and supervision of a special education public separate day school. Provides instructional leadership and ensures a quality program in compliance with federal and state laws and policies for students with multiple disabilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to organize and manage a special school that serves students with intellectual disabilities. Understands the School Improvement Planning Process and Baldrige practices to effectively develop and execute a strategic plan to improve student performance and achievement. Thorough knowledge of best practices for assessing and instructing students with intellectual disabilities. Demonstrates knowledge in the area of human development regarding the learning characteristics and needs of students with multiple disabilities, including severe and profound disabilities. Knowledge and experience collaborating with speech language pathologists, occupational/physical therapists, and transition service providers. Ability to implement and monitor the use of augmentative/assistive technology devices, and behavior management strategies. Demonstrates effective instructional leadership and knowledge of Alternate Learning Outcomes (ALOs) aligned with Curriculum 2.0,, the Multi-State Alternate Assessment, and the Maryland Standards for College and Career Readiness. Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the processes for developing, implementing and monitoring Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree in special education from an accredited college or university with related coursework in administration, supervision, and special education. Five years experience teaching students with disabilities. Experience as an assistant principal or central office special education supervisor or instructional specialist is desirable. 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 preferred. Completion of Observing and Analyzing Teaching (OAT) 1 is required; completion of OAT 2 is preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Some lifting may be required; transport supplies, materials, and equipment to meetings and schools.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Attendance at evening Board of Education and other school system meetings.


Consults and plans the instructional program with OSSI in collaboration with the Office of Special Education and Student Services.
Assures compliance with all federal, state, and Montgomery County Board of Education polices and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) regulations governing the operation of the special education program.

Consults, plans, and evaluates staff in compliance with MCPS policies and practices to ensure the effective implementation of the instructional program.

Attends professional development activities and conferences to maintain knowledge of current and researched-practices related to serving students with intellectual disabilities.

Supervises the related service providers which include physical, occupational, and speech language therapists; vision, auditory, and transition teachers.

Coordinates and collaborates with community agencies such as the Department of Rehabilitative Services and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Supervises staff regarding matters pertaining to instruction, certification, and evaluation; evaluates professional staff, develops and conducts professional development programs for staff members.

Supervises and evaluates the effectiveness of supporting services personnel, including secretaries, building service workers, and cafeteria workers.

Procures, evaluates, and updates instructional materials, supplies, and equipment; distributes and supervises use of materials, supplies, and equipment; maintains accounting systems involving total financial operation of the school.

Organizes and coordinates the collection of student records and arranges for their review.

Provides for community-school use and/or programs and services.

Supervises pupil and staff accounting procedures.

Chairs and initiates intake/IEP/exit conferences; participates in Central IEP meetings.

Facilitates and promotes parental and community partnerships.

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

Class Established: 2008
Date(s) Revised: 6/2008, 6/2011, 5/2016
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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