Director of Special Education
Doyle-Student Services
Administrator/Other Professional
Job Number 4100010957
Start Date 07/01/2018
Open Date 02/02/2018
Closing Date 03/23/2018

The purpose of the Director of Special Education position is to ensure that all students with disabilities are engaged in high quality curriculum and instruction within inclusive educational environments leading to deep learning which results in college, career, and community readiness.  The Director will carry out the mission and priorities of the both the District and Department by leading, developing, and coordinating improvement efforts to improve the academic, behavioral, social-emotional outcomes for students with disabilities.  The Director provides specific oversight and supervision of a team of Assistant Directors, watch with a portfolio of schools to ensure the Special Education Plan as well as both the procedural and substantive requirements of all relevant state/federal disability laws. The Director will work directly with each of these Assistant Directors to build principal and school capacity to utilize school resources to implement a high quality and collaborative continuum of supports that leads to shared ownership for students with disabilities.


Responsibilities include:


Work Location Doyle-Student Services
FTE/Hours Per Week

 Range based on experience is $96, 273 - $111, 269.35

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Knowledgeable about highly effective practices regarding educating students with disabilities.
  • Knowledgeable about procedural and substantive requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as Chapter 115 of Wisconsin State laws regarding students with disabilities.
  • Knowledgeable about the blended coaching strategies/practices to best support principals/school leaders as they engage in transforming school practices aligned to their school improvement plan.
  • Training, experience, and expertise in the following areas of education: leadership development, working within an instructional team, standards-based assessment and instruction, universally designed culturally relevant and differentiated instruction, and technology skills to enhance professional learning and instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of data to improve student learning (both at the systems and student level) and in the design and implementation of professional learning experiences to enhance adult use of student data to improve practices.
  • Deep and broad knowledge of research, best practices and issues in professional development in education locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Evidence of active and current involvement in school and/or district leadership and coaching opportunities in professional development.
  • Evidence of excellent: oral, written, computer- and web-based communication skills; organizational and group facilitation skills; emotional intelligence; communication skills among diverse audiences, including teachers, building coaches, administrators, instructional leaders, support staff, and technical staff.
  • Evidence of extensive and current collaborative professional engagement and collaborative work products.
  • Evidence of professional development leadership leading to concrete and successful results.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Director of Pupil Services (80) license or completion within 2 years.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of exemplary experience in supervising/evaluating school staff.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of special education administration.
Desired Qualifications
  •  Wisconsin DPI Director of Instruction (10) or Principal (51) license
Other Information

This is a full time position and is eligible for benefits.

Please include resume as an attachment in your application. 


Application Deadline March 23rd, 2018
Equal Opportunity Employer