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SPED Director - Athlos Academy of St. Cloud

Posted on 2020-03-25 9:11:08 AM

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Position: SPED Director, 20-21 School Year School Overview Athlos Academy of St. Cloud is a public, tuition-free K-8 charter school. Our school offers a unique approach that empowers students to live fulfilling, responsible, and successful lives by building on our three foundational pillars: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character. Athlos students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as a broad knowledge base and healthy lifestyle habits. Our school culture celebrates high academic achievement, fosters individual growth in fitness and Performance Character, and promotes regular family engagement. Responsibilities and Duties 1. Model the Athlos culture 2. Participate in and provide professional development 3. Communicate with parent/guardians and the community professionally 4. Advise the Executive Director and the School Board on all legal issues related to special education policies, procedures, and services 5. Advise parents and provide information regarding special education and related service provisions 6. Collaborate with Title 1 Teachers and EL Teachers to ensure special services cohesion and fidelity 7. Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures 8. Attend all IEP meetings 9. Supervise all education delivery services to include monitoring the implementation of all IEP services 10. Secure and monitor contract personnel as needed for the provision of psychological services, speech therapy services, occupational therapy, physical therapy and related services 11. Review and revise policies and procedures for the implementation of individual accommodations, modifications, and interventions for monitoring special education and related services 12. Research additional grant/funding source opportunities and submit for consideration 13. Coordinate student testing and ensure necessary accommodations are implemented 14. Ensure faculty and staff are well versed in all requirements to implement student IEP and 504 Plans 15. Support teachers in the intervention process by being a resource to provide research-based academic and social intervention information 16. In conjunction with the Human Resources Coordinator, monitor certification, licensure, insurance appropriate for special education staff and paraprofessionals. 17. In conjunction with the Office Manager, monitor all budgetary submissions and maintenance of revisions to grants 18. In conjunction with the Behavior Specialist, support student behavior plans, ensure consistent follow-through, collaborate to problem solve student transitions, behavioral concerns and social anxieties, and coordinate classroom meetings 19. Coordinate speech, occupational and physical therapy schedules and information sharing 20. Support school-wide vision and hearing screenings with licensed public health nurse 21. Provide interventions and direct student instruction on a case by case basis as the need arises 22. Maintain open communication with teachers, parents, and outside agencies 23. Other duties as assigned Qualifications and Skills &#8226; Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of special education teaching experience required. Supervisory or management experience preferred. &#8226; Certification: Valid Minnesota Special Education Directors License Characteristics of a Successful Candidate &#183; Lifelong learner &#183; Believes every student matters &#183; Driven by actions and outcomes &#183; Makes decisions based on data &#183; Growth mindset &#183; Reflective practitioner &#183; Innovative &#183; Creative problem solver &#183; Willing to take risks &#183; Effective at time management &#183; Excellent organization, inter-personal, and communication skills &#183; Able to build and support a culture of trust and collaboration &#183; Willingness to plan and work collaboratively with a team &#183; Seeks out professional learning &#183; Knowledge of state/national standards &#183; Knowledge of best practices and a willingness to continue to learn and try new strategies &#183; Knowledge of standards-based grading, student-led conferences, active teaching strategies, and effective classroom management strategies Direct Questions To: Human Resources, khill@athlosstcloud.org<mailto:khill@athlosstcloud.org> To Apply: Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 letters of Recommendation to careers@athlosstcloud.org<mailto:careers@athlosstcloud.org>. Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, 3701 33rd St S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Position: SPED Director, 20-21 School Year

 

School Overview

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud is a public, tuition-free K-8 charter school. Our school offers a unique approach that empowers students to live fulfilling, responsible, and successful lives by building on our three foundational pillars: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character. Athlos students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as a broad knowledge base and healthy lifestyle habits. Our school culture celebrates high academic achievement, fosters individual growth in fitness and Performance Character, and promotes regular family engagement.

Responsibilities and Duties

1.  Model the Athlos culture

2.  Participate in and provide professional development

3.  Communicate with parent/guardians and the community professionally

4.  Advise the Executive Director and the School Board on all legal issues related to special education policies, procedures, and services

5.  Advise parents and provide information regarding special education and related service provisions

6.  Collaborate with Title 1 Teachers and EL Teachers to ensure special services cohesion and fidelity

7.  Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures

8.  Attend all IEP meetings

9.  Supervise all education delivery services to include monitoring the implementation of all IEP services

10.    Secure and monitor contract personnel as needed for the provision of psychological services, speech therapy services, occupational therapy, physical therapy and related services

11.    Review and revise policies and procedures for the implementation of individual accommodations, modifications, and interventions for monitoring special education and related services

12.    Research additional grant/funding source opportunities and submit for consideration

13.    Coordinate student testing and ensure necessary accommodations are implemented

14.    Ensure faculty and staff are well versed in all requirements to implement student IEP and 504 Plans

15.    Support teachers in the intervention process by being a resource to provide research-based academic and social intervention information

16.    In conjunction with the Human Resources Coordinator, monitor certification, licensure, insurance appropriate for special education staff and paraprofessionals.

17.     In conjunction with the Office Manager, monitor all budgetary submissions and maintenance of revisions to grants

18.    In conjunction with the Behavior Specialist, support student behavior plans, ensure consistent follow-through, collaborate to problem solve student transitions, behavioral concerns and social anxieties, and coordinate classroom meetings

19.    Coordinate speech, occupational and physical therapy schedules and information sharing

20.    Support school-wide vision and hearing screenings with licensed public health nurse

21.    Provide interventions and direct student instruction on a case by case basis as the need arises

22.     Maintain open communication with teachers, parents, and outside agencies

23.    Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Skills

·         Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of special education teaching experience required. Supervisory or management experience preferred.

·         Certification: Valid Minnesota Special Education Directors License

 

Characteristics of a Successful Candidate

·         Lifelong learner

·         Believes every student matters

·         Driven by actions and outcomes

·         Makes decisions based on data

·         Growth mindset

·         Reflective practitioner

·         Innovative

·         Creative problem solver

·         Willing to take risks

·         Effective at time management

·         Excellent organization, inter-personal, and communication skills

·         Able to build and support a culture of trust and collaboration

·         Willingness to plan and work collaboratively with a team

·         Seeks out professional learning

·         Knowledge of state/national standards

·         Knowledge of best practices and a willingness to continue to learn and try new strategies

·         Knowledge of standards-based grading, student-led conferences, active teaching strategies, and effective classroom management strategies

 

Direct Questions To: Human Resources, khill@athlosstcloud.org

To Apply: Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 letters of Recommendation to careers@athlosstcloud.org.

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, 3701 33rd St S, St. Cloud, MN 56301