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Assistant Superintendent of Special Education

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District | Traverse City MI 49684 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 12/11/2012

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Anyone interested in this position should apply on-line at under employment opportunities.  Applicants applying on-line should include as an attachment their cover letter, resume and transcripts.  Posting deadline – December 27, 2012; 5:00 p.m.

STARTING DATE:       January, 2013


-  Michigan full approval as director of special education.

-  Minimum of five years experience as an administrator of special education.

-  Demonstrated ability in the organization and supervision of special education programs.

-   Master’s degree or higher in educational administration or related field.


TERMS:             12 month position, two (2) year contract renewable annually, subject to all rules and regulations covering professional personnel and as a minimum the fringe benefits covering the professional employees.

 EVALUATION               Performance will be evaluated by the Superintendent.

 JOB GOALS:               To provide leadership in developing, achieving and maintaining a quality special

                                    education program on behalf of the constituent districts within TBAISD.


 1.   Work actively to insure use of best practices and research driven special education programs.

2.  Recommend employment of all professional and nonprofessional staff for special education.

3.   Deploy professional and nonprofessional staff.

4.   Prepare and administer day to day special education budget and assist in the preparation of the

      annual budgets.

5.   Provide the leadership and initiative necessary to organize and operate or contract for

      operation of special education programs in cooperation with constituent school districts and

      within policies established by the board and administrative regulations approved by the superintendent.

6.   Provide administrative functions relating to staff, curriculum, facilities, finance and students for the

      special education programs established in constituent districts or at the ISD.

7.   Assume the leadership and development of clear and concise recommendations to the superintendent's

      advisory committee for special education.

8.   Provide for the growth of staff assigned to the special education department.

9.   Provide direction to the special education directors to insure they are properly carrying out the

      evaluations and other functions assigned to the special education department.

10. Assume the responsibility for the preparation of reports, as required, to local, state, and federal

      agencies and submit such reports within the deadlines specified by the agency originating the report.

11. Assist in the development of policies and administrative regulations as needed by the District.

12. Interpret the special education programs to the constituent school districts and to the community at large.

13. Work with Policy Committees, Superintendent Councils, Citizen Advisory Groups, etc., to develop,

      review and evaluate special education programs and services.  Work as an advisor to the SEPAC.

14. Has the full responsibility, assisted by the Planning Officer, for the development of the ISD

      Special Education Plan, as prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Michigan Department

      of Education, and under policies developed by the Board of Education and administrative regulations

      approved by the Superintendent.

15. Acts as liaison between the Michigan Department of Education and constituent districts to keep lines of

      communication open.

16. Demonstrated understanding of ESEA Act and Michigan school improvement process.

17. Communicate effectively regarding the special education program with staff, constituent districts

      and community members.

18. Work effectively with administrative cabinet members to ensure continuous improvement,

      collaboration and effectiveness through the organization.

19. Provide mentorship and leadership development for special education administrators including

      service area directors, center administrators and staff members with recognized leadership


20. Assist the superintendent with matters relating to labor relations such as collective bargaining and

      related ancillary duties.

21. Accomplish other tasks as may be assigned by the superintendent.

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Location Traverse City, MI, United States
Categories Deputy/Assistant Superintendent
Organization Type Other
Teaching field Special Education
Experience Years 5 yrs

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name Renee Childers
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 231-922-6212
Primary Fax 231-922-6270
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