To use leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to provide sound educational programs for students who require special education services.


  • Develops program recommendations and serves as a liaison between the IU and it’s constituent districts
  • Ongoing evaluation of the Special Education curriculum, procedures, and individual students’  needs and progress.
  •  Supervises and coordinates special education classroom programs.
  •  Responsible for compiling and maintaining all reports, records, IEP’s etc. that are legally required and useful to program management.
  •  Interprets the objectives and programs of the Spec. Ed. services to the Board,  staff and the public.
  • Assist in the referral evaluation, placement, assignment, and re-evaluation of students with regard to Special Education programs.
  • Consults with parents of students enrolled in the program.
  • Implements procedures for purchasing  special education equipment and supplies.
  • Supervises preparation of attendance reports and similar data necessary for reimbursement of funds,  collecting of tuition  for out-of-district students, and similar fiscal matters.
  • Periodically observes teachers under their supervision. Evaluates both professional and paraprofessional staff under their supervision.
  • Keeps informed of all legal requirements governing Special Education.
  • Assists with the professional development of teachers.
  • Assists in the adaptation of school procedures to assist special education students’ needs.
  • Attends special events held to recognize student achievement, and  school sponsored activities.
  • Schedules staff assignments.
  • Supervises and coordinates home instruction for special students.
  •  Establishes and maintains standards of student conduct and assist in student  discipline as necessary.
  •  Cooperates with college and university officials regarding teacher training and preparation
  • Attends interagency meetings when appropriate.


Supervise assigned staff in the  Department of Student Services. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of professionals in their charge. Also directly supervises paraprofessional employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Master’s degree or equivalent. Full approval in at least one area of special education. Three years of successful experience in special education and one year of successful experience as a supervisor.

Valid Teaching Certificate and certification as a Special Education supervisor.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Must be able to transport between school buildings, districts and IU offices.  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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 regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires meeting deadlines with severe time constraints, interacting with the public and staff, irregular or extended work hours.  The employee is responsible for safety, well-being, and work output of others. The supervisor must be able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, administration, parents teachers and others. They must be able to effectively meet demands from several people.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  The noise level in this position varies.  When visiting a building the noise level will be loud, in the office, quiet and at meetings, moderate.