As the Director of Exceptional Student Education, you will provide leadership, assistance, and support to administrative and instructional staff responsible for ensuring a free, appropriate, public education to students with exceptionalities in the least restrictive environment.
All candidates interested in being considered for an interview MUST submit an online application with the District by visiting apply.leeschools.net.
Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services for students with exceptionalities to ensure continual student achievement and customer satisfaction.
Develop and revise District policies and procedures, in cooperation with District legal staff, to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to exceptional student education.
Develop and administer the budgets for the department, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grant, and other grants and contracts related to exceptional student education.
Supervise and evaluate administrative and non-instructional staff who provide direct or indirect services to students with exceptionalities.
Develop and implement comprehensive strategic planning regarding exceptional student education programs and services.
Serve as the District’s staff facilitator for the Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee to provide parental and citizen input into policies and procedures related to the exceptional student education program.
Assist parents in identifying and addressing their concerns related to exceptional student education programs and services.
Collaborate with District staff in other departments to address the educational needs of students with exceptionalities.
Collaborate with District legal staff and legal counsel of record to resolve due process hearings and other legal procedures pertaining to exceptional student education.
Represent the District at due process hearings related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Master’s degree or higher with a graduate major in educational leadership or administration/supervision with emphasis in exceptional student education.
Seven (7) years of experience as an exceptional student education administrator.
Additional Salary Information: For additional information on the Administrative Salary Schedule, please visit https://www.leeschools.net/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=23672804
Internal Number: 20193022
About School District of Lee County
School District of Lee County is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest school district in the United States. We proudly educate over 90,000 students in grades K-12. Our District is a model for others in the state and nation - from our Microsoft Certified High School (Dunbar High) to our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (The Sanibel School) to one of the top IB High Schools in the world (Fort Myers High.)
While the unprecedented growth we've experienced the past few years has slowed, families are still moving to our area. The reason is simple - Lee County's 645,000+ residents live and work in an attractive environment. Exotic trees and plants flourish in the subtropical climate, and local waterways support a host of fish, birds and other animals. There are beautiful waterfronts everywhere.
Schools in Lee County play a key role in community life. With 12,000+ full- and part-time employees, the School District is one of the county's largest employers, and with the District's construction program, building new schools and renovating and expanding existing facilities, the District has been the area's largest developer.