Supervisor of Exceptional Education

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
May 07, 2021
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Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is building the best school district in Tennessee. We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding teachers with the ability to inspire, engage, and who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.


  • Serve as a specialist and resource to professional and technical personnel in Exceptional Education, Central office, and throughout the school district.
  • Exhibit skills in positively influencing instructional change on a district-wide level.
  • Supervise and provide support to building level and lead staff in assigned schools.
  • Support and monitor district staff in the development and implementation of Instructionally Appropriate IEPs, file compliance, and other compliance areas.
  • Supervise and provide instruction to district staff in the implementation of the state standards and assessments.
  • Ensure appropriate instruction and structure in system-wide classes.
  • Support staff in shaping student behaviors.
  • Complete federal, state, and /or local reports in areas of supervision.
  • Assist in maintaining Exceptional Education inventory.
  • Identify issues and forecasting needs/trends and systematize successful operational and project management methods across the department.
  • Design and provide professional development and training to staff in the areas of current trends, new and innovative strategies, assessment, programming, compliance, and best practices for serving students with disabilities.
  • Complete staff evaluations and observations.
  • Supervise, monitor, review, coach as needed, and evaluate the development and implementation of performance improvement plans, including observations and interim conferences.
  • Assist building administrators with Project Coach Evaluations.
  • Exhibit a sound knowledge of Easy IEP, Power School, and other technology resources.
  • Develop and strengthen resources for technology support in the Exceptional Education department.
  • Perform duties as assigned by the Director of Exceptional Education. Consistently exhibit appropriate verbal and written communication skills, as well as overall effective supervision of staff.
  • Develop and submit proposals for grants to ensure additional funding for Departmental needs.
  • Ensures compliance with district, state, and federal policies, regulations, and laws.
  • Communicates through proper channels to alert Director and other appropriate personnel of emerging problems.
  • Consults and collaborates with Hamilton County Central Office support staff and leaders, State Department of Education, administrators, district employees, other officials and stakeholders.
  • Assume initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
  • Anticipates, identifies, and resolves complex obstacles to ensure success of overall program as well as specific projects.


  • Master's Degree in Special Education, or Master's Degree with endorsement in Special Education, or Master's Degree in Administration Supervision with endorsement in Special Education with at least 10 years teaching and leadership experience.
  • Experience in assisting education staff in behavior management strategies.
  • In-depth familiarity with curriculum.
  • Ability to develop a plan for implementing Instructionally Appropriate IEPs within the confines of HCDE's continuum of services for Exceptional Education.
  • Extensive knowledge and abilities in scheduling, leadership, innovative problem solving, and collaboration.
  • Experience in successfully collaborating and reaching IEP consensus with parents, staff, students, advocates, and other IEP team members.
  • Training in "Essential Facilitation for IEP Meetings"
  • Extensive experience and proven skills in educating students with Autism, behavioral difficulties, incarcerated youth, and knowledge and experience in designing and implementing postsecondary transition experiences including Project SEARCH, WBL, and Transition School to Work.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Power School, Easy IEP, and other technical support areas as needed.
  • Sensitivity to diversity in all its forms.
  • Consistently delivers high quality outcomes under tight deadlines.
  • Exhibits excellent attendance and reliability.
  • Appropriately supervises and treats others with respect and value.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Special Education, or Master's Degree with endorsement in Special Education, or Master's Degree in Administration Supervision with endorsement in Special Education with at least 10 years teaching and leadership experience.

Administrative experience
Endorsement Code: Any K-12 special education endorsement code
Grant Writing Experience
260 Days

Education Requirement

Years Experience Requirement


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