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Special Education Department Chairperson Cohort - *Internal Applicants Only*

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Date: Nov 11, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Special Education Department Chairperson Cohort - *Internal Applicants Only* JobID: 57638
Position Type:
Business Professionals/Special Education Cohort
Date Posted:
Special Education
Location:Area:Job Category:
Hattie Mae White Bldg.Northwest
Job Code:Contract Type:Months:
Salary Minimum:Salary Maximum:

  • Special Education Cohort - Information
  • Special Education Department Chairperson
POSITION TITLE: Special Education Department Chairperson

REVISED: 02/20/15

Job Code: Varies





Under the leadership of the principal, and with support from the Office of Special Education Services, the Department Chairperson will perform duties/functions that ensure special education services are provided for students with disabilities in compliance with district, state, and federal requirements.

  • Provides feedback to teachers regarding effective instruction and utilization of a variety of instructional/behavioral techniques and educational media
  • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, parents, and staff members
  • Acts as liaison between administrators, campus departments, and staff to facilitate effective implementation of instructional and behavioral services for students with disabilities
  • Attends Special Education Department Chair meetings
  • Conducts regularly scheduled department meetings for special education staff on operating procedures/strategies for special education services
  • Collaborates with campus administration to ensure teacher/staff compliance with documentation of services and district curriculum/initiatives
  • Utilizes results-based accountability and data-driven decision making processes to assure that students with disabilities are making progress and graduating at a comparable rate as their nondisabled peers
  • Follows procedures identified by the Office of Special Education Services to increase district performance levels on State Performance Plan (SPP) and Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) indicators
  • Provides leadership for collecting and reviewing campus transition data for submission to TEA (secondary)
  • Coordinates with campus administration to compile information related to litigation for TEA or OSEP complaints
  • Assists with the acquisition, distribution, and tracking of special education instructional materials/resources
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the building principal

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have Texas Teacher certification in Special Education.
  • Possess three or more years of exemplary teaching experience in special education with the most recent evaluation indicating performance exceeds expectation
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of special education federal, state, and local guidelines
Other Requirements:
  • Possess appropriate computer knowledge and skills
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the school
  • Possess the ability to perceive organizational implications of recommendations and decisions
  • Possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management, both internal and external to the department
  • Possess the ability to acquire information regarding different subjects, analyze, select, and present information in an acceptable form
  • Possess the ability to travel to schools throughout the district
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, drive (possess a valid Texas driver’s license and applicable insurance) and or be mobile

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Curriculum, Education

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