The Director of Special Education is a member of the school’s leadership team and reports directly to the Executive Director with responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the delivery of school-wide special education and related services in compliance with state regulations and federal laws.
The Director of Special Education provides leadership and coordination to ensure the overall design and implementation of individualized educational programs and support services that provide Banneker students with the support needed to grow in academic skill and social emotional awareness.
The Director of Special Education will lead a team of motivated teachers that supports our community, offering services to students (English Language Learning, Speech Pathology, OT, PT), and managing the SPED Assessment team.
The Director of Special Education organizes professional development on specific topics related to serving students in a culturally affirming way, in support of their social emotional learning and with a vision of the students abilities rather than deficits.
As an advocate for students with special needs, the Director of Special Education will engage with parents, teachers, students and school leaders on matters related to serving each student’s needs.
Characteristics, Knowledge, and Skills
Extremely organized and detail-oriented with demonstrable experience managing many moving parts and consistently delivering on time
Deep experience in special education in an elementary school setting
Ability to communicate and engage with a diverse and inclusive community of educators, families and students
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-performing, sometimes unpredictable environment
Enjoy working with and for children in grades K – 6
Education and Experience
Master’s Degree or higher in education with a concentration in special education administration and/or a related field
Massachusetts Administrator of Special Education certification
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in special education
Massachusetts special education teacher certification
Experience in special education administrative role
Experience and training in the supervision and evaluation of teachers
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Demonstrate leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, parents and other administrators
Ability to support and nurture a diverse multicultural atmosphere that enhances individual growth and promotes positive self-image
About The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School a K1 through grade 6 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school serving all students. The school is founded on the belief that all students are able to develop academic mastery, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, culture, native language, gender or sexual orientation. The staff of caring, dedicated, and highly qualified professionals integrate language and fine arts into the standard-based STEM curricula and use authentic data to monitor every student’s growth and achievement.