Director of Special Education

Posting No.:


Date of Posting:

Jan. 25, 2019


Director of Special Education

Effective Date:

July 1, 2019


Secondary Special Education (11-month position)


  • Minimum of five years of teaching/related field and administrative experience.
  • Certification as a New York State School District Administrator.
  • Expertise in strategic planning, decision-making and team facilitation.
  • Knowledge of Part 100, 200, 201 Regulations and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act


  • Conducts in accordance with Education Law, NYS Commissioner’s Regulations, and School District policy, the referral, evaluation, parent notification, individualized education program (IEP) development, placement, and annual and triennial review process.
  • Chairs the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and/or the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) with appropriate guidelines including the maintenance of agents and formal minutes.
  • Oversees and implements all components of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
  • In conjunction with the PPS Director, monitors all budgetary matters related to special education costs at the local, BOCES, State and Federal level.
  • Interprets and supports state, county and federal regulations.
  • Collaborates with principals, teachers, supervisors, and other relevant agencies.
  • Committed to creating a culture of equity and inclusion for all students.
  • Establishes regular communication links with building Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Teams, building administrators, county CSE chairs, consortium chairs, pre-school agencies, county agencies, BOCES, special education teachers, and related service providers.
  • Completes reports associated with Special Education.
  • Conducts meetings of the secondary special education faculty and staff.
  • Files, in a timely fashion, reports relating to the System to Track and Account for Children (STAC).
  • Confers with the principals in the coordination of state testing programs for CSE students.
  • Supervises and evaluates Teaching Assistants in conjunction with principals.
  • Confers with the principals in the review of testing needs, test score analysis and student performance.
  • Works with PPS Director to report test data to the state as needed.
  • Establishes linkages with various offices and agencies beyond the school that may provide specialized help to student and parents.
  • Provides continual professional development for PPS staff.
  • Provides coaching and professional development on regulations and instructional practices.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as directed by the Superintendent.


Commensurate with education and experience


Online application preferred:

For additional information about the application and selection process: View the brochure for this opening

Office of Human Resources
Niskayuna Central School District
1239 Van Antwerp Rd.
Niskayuna, NY 12309
(518) 377-4666, ext. 50740


February 28, 2019

Additional Information:

Selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.