KIPP Miami is looking for a Director of Exceptional Student Education to support the development of our Miami special education and ELL vision that supports our students and staff through comprehensive programming.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Director of ESE will work in collaboration with the Managing Director of Special Education, campus-based special education leadership, social workers, and related service providers to ensure that all of our ESE teachers are implementing high leverage instruction, that all of our students are receiving high-quality support that meets their needs, and that we operate in full compliance with state and local regulations governing special education and english language learners.
Nice to Haves
- At least 4 years of experience as an ESE/special education teacher
- At least 2 years of experience in a leadership role (department chair, grade level team person, dean, or assistant principal)
- At least 2 years of experience coaching ESE/special education teachers
- At least 2 years of experience chairing IEP meetings
- Has received satisfactory ratings on all teacher/administrator evaluations the last 4 years
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
- A master’s degree in education (preference is given to applicants with a special education concentration)
- Experience serving students from linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Experience in a high-performing district or charter environment
Ensure Academic Progress
Support IEP Process
- Ensure Special Education staff abide by IDEA and local regulations
- Drive the vision for special education and ESOL services at KIPP Miami
- Oversee academic, compliance and clinical tracking systems maintained by the school-based ESE teams (student IEPs, grades, cognitive potential, standardized test scores, and testing accommodations)
- Coach Achievement Directors of Exceptional Student Education / Assistant Principals of Exceptional Student Education
- Work with schools to identify and provide / secure relevant professional development and training for exceptional student education and general education staff in the areas of ESE and ESOL instruction
- Monitor data reported by school-based teams
- Monitor service delivery in In-Class Support classrooms (ICS) and resource settings
- Meet with school leadership teams regularly set and monitor goals by campus
- Updates school leadership teams quarterly (or on a more frequent basis) on progress towards campus goals
- Monitor performance of and supports ESE teachers and related service providers
- Promote integrated service delivery in inclusion classes and resource settings
- Stay abreast of best practices
- Develop strategies to enhance special education performance on standardized test
- Ensure correct practices are being followed for ESE/ ESOL modifications on standardized tests and testing is within compliance with state and district guidelines
Support the Miami Region
- Support school-based teams in complex cases
- Ensure IEPs are standards based, relevant for the individual student and complete
- Receive and review quarterly reports from schools on status of outstanding evaluations, attendance, and discipline
- Manage a Miami regional budget that supports school based and regional ESE initiatives
- Collaborate with finance teams to determine funding for ESE
- Collaborate with Human Assets to ensure all ESE teachers and providers are properly certified and licensed
- Attend required state and district compliance trainings
- Vet contracted service vendors and manage vendor relationships
Compensation & Benefits
KIPP Miami offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, competitive 403(B) plan, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a school laptop.
About KIPP Miami
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 100,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in 242 schools across the country. KIPP Miami is a new region and its first schools will set the pace for excellence and lay the foundation for school-based structures across the region. Over the long term, KIPP Miami plans to serve students from grades K-12 in multiple schools across the city.
KIPP Miami seeks to create and sustain a high achieving and inspiring community schools that battles inequity by empowering students to develop the skills, character strengths, and habits to thrive in college and beyond, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.
We’re passionate about kids, fun and improvement. To find out more about why great teachers join, visit our website here.
KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.