Director of Special Education

Rush Henrietta Central School District   Syracuse, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 1, 2022
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Rush-Henrietta Central School District

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Supervise the elementary and secondary Special Education Coordinators, and work collaboratively with the coordinators, principals and the district leadership to provide a strong continuum of services in the schools and programs (P-21), by strengthening the capacity for all students to succeed.

*  Ensure high-quality instruction and implementation of individualized educational plans (IEP) and 504 plans.
*  Lead and support the professional growth of special education teachers and related service providers such as behavioral specialist, speech language pathologists and school psychologists.
*  Support parent engagement and understanding of special education programs and supports.
*  Oversee the Medicaid compliance process, and work proactively with families in a culturally responsive manner to support the growth and achievement of all students.  Other duties as assigned.

SALARY:  Highly competitive based on experience; Rush-Henrietta Administrators' contract

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have New York State SDA or SDL certifications. This is a tenure-track position, and highly effective experience in special education teaching or a related field is required; leadership experience is preferred.  Candidates must demonstrate strong knowledge of special education law,             inclusive instructional models, and the diagnostic use of pre-referral interventions (Rtl); and must be committed to culturally responsive practices. The Director will articulate a vision for inclusion that improves student outcomes, and then lead its implementation.

EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2022, or soonest availability

To Apply:   
Complete the online application and upload a cover letter, current resume, certification[s], official transcripts, and updated reference letters by  June 17, 2022.  Apply  at

Dr. Casey van Harssel, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & School Accountability
Rush-Henrietta Central School District 

2034 Lehigh Station Road
Henrietta, NY  14467
TEL:  (585) 359-5040;  FAX:  (585) 359-5022

Candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.