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  VACANT POSITION
TITLE State Special Education Development Coach
ADE - Statewide
240 Day Contract
Funding Source: ADE
  This is a Certified Position
GENERAL INFORMATION The Special Education Development Coach will assist in providing three levels of support for district leaders, principals, and teachers in their efforts to improve instruction, support teacher growth, and increase student achievement for students with disabilities - Tier 1 through training and support of Principal Professional Learning Communities for each of the collaborative teams at the educational cooperatives, PCSSD, APSRC, North Little Rock, and Little Rock school district. Tier 2 through training and support of beginning administrators for year one and year two of their required mentoring. And, Tier 3 through working with districts and principals supported through the Office of Coordinated Support and Service.
DUTIES

State Special Education Development Coach
JOB DESCRIPTION

State Special Education Development Coach
The Special Education Development Coach will assist in providing three levels of support for district leaders, principals, and teachers in their efforts to improve instruction, support teacher growth, and increase student achievement for students with disabilities - Tier 1 through training and support of Principal Professional Learning Communities for each of the collaborative teams at the educational cooperatives, PCSSD, APSRC, North Little Rock, and Little Rock school district. Tier 2 through training and support of beginning administrators for year one and year two of their required mentoring. And, Tier 3 through working with districts and principals supported through the Office of Coordinated Support and Service.

Minimum Qualifications
? Current Arkansas Curriculum Program Administrator-Special Education License
? Minimum of 10 years in education, with 5 years of public school leadership experience
? Experience as a Special Education Supervisor.

Skills Required
? Broad knowledge and experience in the work of special education programs at elementary, middle, and high school campuses
? Ability to and record of developing and participating in positive and productive collaborative leadership
? Skills in using data to drive decision making, measure and report progress, planning professional development, and identifying and developing interventions and strategies to close achievement gaps
? Knowledge of Title VI-B fiscal guidelines and experience with budgets that fund and support educational services for students with disabilities
? Experience with development of master schedules
? Experience with state technology systems available to support special education and state reporting
? Experience with campus facility planning, maintenance and budgeting
? Experience building consensus with various stakeholders operating in complex environments
? Strong verbal communication skills to include facilitation and consultation
? Proven ability to promote positive and productive working relationships
? Experience designing and implementing systems and structures to support adult learning
? Knowledge and experience with change process in educational settings
? Leadership capacities to sustain school improvement
? Experience and training in working with students with a wide range of disabilities in a variety of settings
? Experience in selection and implementation of evidence-based instructional strategies for students with a variety of disabilities
? Experience in promoting inclusive environments for students with disabilities
? Knowledge of special education laws, regulations, and procedures

Reports to and will be evaluated by
? State Superintendent for Office of Coordinated Support and Service in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Education-Special Education Unit.

Job Responsibilities
? Prioritize, create and coordinate the professional development and assistance to district leadership, principals, assistant principals, and teachers as requested;
? Provide assistance to campus leaders that enables them to:
- Support campus implementation of the Arkansas Educational Support and Accountability Act;
- Conduct comprehensive, data driven needs assessments of students and campus
- Use the results of needs assessments to develop or revise school’s focused, results-driven continuous improvement plans;
? Plan of content and provide professional development as requested to support the state lead principals;
? Communicate regularly with Cooperative TCC’s, special education directors, and lead principals when scheduling and planning of the Principal PLCs;
? Prepare and provide professional development as requested by TCC’s, superintendents, AAEA, and ADE;
? Travel to all educational cooperatives, districts, and campuses as needed;
? Provide assistance and support to principals, assistant principals, and special education administrators in:
- Master schedule development
- eSchool and Cognos Reports (master schedule, discipline, attendance)
- GPS Dashboard
- My School Info
- ASIS
- Apscn.org
- EdReflect/Bloomboard (TESS and LEADS); functionality, calibration, observations, feedback, etc.
- Climate and Culture/Trust and Transparency
- Inclusive Principal Leadership
- Instructional method, campus norms, and expectations
- Systems and structures
- Standards for Accreditation
- Response to Intervention
- Discipline
- Time Management
- Campus Improvement Plans including knowledge of Indistar
- PLC Collaborative teams
- Collective/Collaborative/Shared Leadership
- Recruitment and retention of highly effective special education teachers
- Selection and implementation of evidence-based instructional strategies to increase educational outcomes for students with disabilities
- Internal review process to identify compliance barriers that may impact results for students with disabilities and assist with the development of written procedures to ensure the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and State special education regulations are implemented in a compliant manner
- Budgeting and compliant fiscal practices for federal and state special education expenditures with a focus on student results
? Meet regularly with other OCSS Staff, Support Specialists and ADE leaders to ensure systems alignment and coherence between state, district, campus improvement work;
? Monitor and report on progress to peers, district leaders, and to the ADE as required;
? Prepare written communication, reports and templates as needed to document and convey progress;
? Follow the OCSS records retention policy.

Start Date
No later than July 1, 2019

Salary
Based on 240 Contract Days


Successful applicants must pass local, state and federal criminal background checks, as well as a child maltreatment registry check.

Deadline to apply is May 7, 2019.

Application for this job can be found on the SEARK Education Service Cooperative Website –
http://www.searkcoop.com/212390_3

Upon submission of your application, please email Renee Holland your resume, copy of awarded degrees, and copy of your current, valid Arkansas Building Level Leadership License.
renee.holland@searkcoop.com

QUALIFICATIONS ? Current Arkansas Curriculum Program Administrator-Special Education License ? Minimum of 10 years in education, with 5 years of public school leadership experience ? Experience as a Special Education Supervisor.
SALARY RANGE Based on 240 Days
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING Deadline to apply is May 7, 2019. Application for this job can be found on the SEARK Education Service Cooperative Website – http://www.searkcoop.com/212390_3

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