Supervisor of Special Education

Cambridge, Maryland
Minimum Starting Salary - $81, 617 - 12 month with full benefits package
Jul 09, 2018
Job Type

Dorchester County Public Schools is accepting applications for a Supervisor of Special
Education, who assumes overall responsibility of the Special Education Program, including
classroom instruction, teacher performance, and the provision of a free and appropriate public
education for students with special needs. The successful candidate will demonstrate principled
leadership and decision making while assuming a leadership role that advances the district
towards its stated vision and mission.

 Ensures adherence to federal and state regulations regarding the provision of services to
students with disabilities;
 Develops procedures and criteria for special education programs;
 Monitors student eligibility for special education programs;
 Coordinates and monitors procedures for referral, evaluation, placement and monitoring
of students regarding special education programs and services;
 Recommends policies and programs to meet the needs of exceptional children;
 Keeps informed of all legal requirements governing special education;
 Evaluates the special education program, curriculum, procedures, and individual
students’ needs and achievements, leading program revisions as needed;
 Assists in recruiting , screening, and recommendation for hiring of special education
 Coordinates services and programs with outside agencies as appropriate and necessary;
 Interprets the objectives and programs of the special education services to the Board, the
administration, staff and the public as large;
 Develop and manage departmental budget, including those with outside funding sources;
 Plans and conducts in-service components and other professional development activities;
 Supervise subordinate staff;
 Performs other duties as assigned.
 Eligible for and hold, prior to appointment, the Maryland State Department of Education
Certification for Generic Special Education, Administrator I, and Supervisor of Special
 Hold a Master’s degree;
 Five (5) years successful experience as a school-based administrator preferred;
 Three (3) years successful teaching experience in special education required;
 Ability to develop effective work teams;

 Familiarity with the outcome and indicators of the Maryland Instructional Leadership
 Expertise with the Maryland State Curriculum and/or Core Learning Goals in the areas
supervised; and
 Proficient in the use of the Maryland Professional Development Standards.