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Arizona - High School Special Education Coordinator (AZVA)

K12 Inc.
Arizona, United States
Closing date
Apr 13, 2021

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Job Category
Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator, Teaching, Special Education Teacher
Grade Level
High School
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K12 believes in Education for Any One. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Passionate Educators are needed at the K12 partner school, Arizona Virtual Academy. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of Arizona Virtual Academy is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

The Special Education Coordinator reports to the Manager, Special Programs and assists Special Education Teachers in aligning their services with identified student needs in a manner that is consistent with state and federal special education regulations. Functions as a member of the school leadership team with school administration and contracted providers.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Needs and supports efforts to improve compliance with federal and state guidelines by:
  • Facilitating Evaluation Meetings to include:
    • Ensuring student evaluation documentation conforms to federal, state and school guidelines; Produces training materials along with supporting documents to ensure the school’s special education policies and procedures are followed;
  • Ensuring Individualized Education Plans (IEP) documentation conforms to federal, state and school guidelines to include:
    • Meeting regularly with teachers to help interpret and produce special education documentation requirements that conform to federal, state and school guidelines;
    • Serving as an advisor and special consultant to principals, general education and special education teachers and parents of students with disabilities on identification, assessments, and special education requirements;
    • Monitoring completion of IEP attendance, reports, and services;
  • Interpreting data and determining what steps are needed to assist students academically;
    • Adapting learning plans to meet different needs and learning styles;
    • Modeling how to create an instructional environment favorable to learning and personal growth;
  • Communicates effectively with school administration and contracted providers;
  • Serves as Local Educational Agency (LEA) representative by:
    • Liaising with state department of education and other county-based agencies to expand school resources for programming needs;
    • Collaborating with academic and enrollment teams for appropriate course placement;
    • Monitoring confidential tracking database for returned IEPs;
  • Maintains appropriate, confidential records and provides timely reports; Maintains all required reports as assigned by the Manager, Special Programs student progress reports;
  • Ensures all new special education teachers are adequately trained on all school systems;
  • Supports efforts of Academic Administrators/Leads with the mentoring and monitoring of special education teachers’ professional growth;
  • Collaborates with special education and general education teachers to ensure full implementation of student accommodations and effective interventions in the general education classroom;
  • Collaborates with academic team stakeholder on all progress reports and report cards;
  • Ensures that assigned students participate in school-wide screenings, benchmarking, and mandated state assessments with accommodations as defined by the IEP;
  • Attends all required professional development;
  • Supports the school administration in the review of records for enrollment of special education students.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education AND
  • Three (3) years of special education teaching experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to clear required background check

Certificates and Licenses: None required.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Education
  • Teacher supervision or school leadership experience, especially in virtual or home-based setting
  • Experience with charter school environment
  • Ability to learn new technologies and tools

Work Environment:

This is a home-based position

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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