Instructional Supervisor - Special Education Programs

Landover, MD, US
Oct 17, 2019
Job Title:
Instructional Supervisor - Special Education Programs

Landover, MD, US

Organization Name:
Special Education K-12 Instructional Programs

Department Description:

Under the supervision of the Coordinating Supervisor of K-12 Instruction, the Instructional Supervisor-Special Education Programs is responsible for the coordination, design, implementation and instructional delivery of special education programs to include autism and special education programs for students with significant cognitive disabilities at the elementary, middle and high schools for students with disabilities.

Brief Description:

This is an ASASP Unit II Table F Grade 4 Position

Salary Range: $100,411 - $143,162

CLOSING DATE: October 31, 2019

Detailed Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Provides support to central office staff to ensure the delivery of special education and related services in compliance with federal, state and local mandates;
  • Provides leadership in the selection, implementation and monitoring of special education programs to include autism and special education programs for students with significant cognitive disabilities;
  • Supports district and school-level systemic professional learning activities on curricular issues, instructional strategies related to the knowledge of specially designed instruction, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and behavior management;
  • Coordinates with specialists in assisting building administrators, classroom teachers and related services personnel in designing, implementing and monitoring IEPs for students with autism and significant cognitive disabilities;
  • Collaborates with the Coordinating Supervisors and Instructional Supervisors in the planning and implementation of monthly staff meetings for Special Education Instructional Specialists to ensure departmental activities, professional learning, and strategies are aligned with departmental goals and systemic initiatives;
  • Collaborates with Human Resources on appropriate placements of Special Education teachers and support staff in special education programs;
  • Collaborates with other central office departments regarding the identification, evaluation, programming, professional learning needs and placement of student with disabilities in special education programs;
  • Collaborates with community outreach programs and partnerships relative to families of students with disabilities;
  • Determines staffing allotments for designated special education programs, as appropriate;
  • Develops program expansion proposals including staffing, instructional models, budget and professional learning activities;
  • Develops, implements and monitors grant projects based on departmental priorities in collaboration with appropriate offices across the district;
  • Facilitates and monitors revisions of administrative policies and procedures maintained by the Department of Special Education;
  • Serves as a supportive resource to principals, administrators, central office personnel and parents/guardians; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
  • Extensive knowledge of special education federal, state and local mandates;
  • Knowledge of public school administration policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of Maryland's College and Career Ready Standards, Core Content Connectors, Alternate Framework and general and alternate assessments, and the ability to apply these to curriculum and classroom instruction;
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing curriculum and programs for students with autism and significant cognitive disabilities;
  • Knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning practices, evidenced-based strategies and specially designed instructions to ensure improved performance outcomes for students with disabilities;
  • Knowledge of instructional materials with adaptations, modifications and accommodations, and experience teaching across disciplines with diverse special populations;
  • Knowledge of applied behavior analysis, functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans;
  • Knowledge of assistive technology and communication modalities for students with disabilities;
  • Experience and skill in personnel and program evaluation;
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervision and administrative competency;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and provide alternative solutions to problems; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, positive interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations and teams.


    Master's degree from an accredited college or institution in special education or a closely related field required. A minimum of five (5) or more years in a leadership position and five (5) years of successful teaching experience.


    Advanced Professional Certificate in Special Education and Administrator I Certification.


    Supervises and provides guidance to Special Education Instructional Specialists, Autism Specialists, Program Coordinators, Resource Teachers, and/or other designated staff.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.


    Attendance and/or presenting at evening Board of Education meetings, Parent Teacher Association presentations, award ceremonies and other programs may be required.

    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:

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    Please provide three (3) current professional references on resume.

    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the HR Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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