Director, Services for Exceptional Children

Category:  District Leadership
Job Function:  Administration
Department:  Exceptional Children - Compliance

Salary Schedule Range



Provides direction and leadership for the overall administration and coordination of the Special Education programs to provide instructional services to students with disabilities, preschool through grade 12; Ensures compliance with all State and Federal Laws, State Department of Education Rules and Regulations, and Fulton County Board of Education Policies where applicable

Essential Duties

  • Provides direction, leadership, and accountability in the curriculum development and implementation of instructional and related services for students with disabilities
  • Develops and implements appropriate instructional services for students with disabilities
  • Plans, implements, and conducts evaluation of staff development activities appropriate for personnel assigned to Special Education programs
  • Conducts program planning and evaluation activities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness the District’s Special Education programs
  • Prepares an annual budget for instructional and related services for students with disabilities including District and school-based expenditures; Develops enrollment projections for budget planning
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the Continuous Improvement Plan for Special Education which addresses District goals and departmental priorities
  • Oversees coordination of services for students with disabilities assigned to the psycho-educational centers
  • Determines the District’s needs relating to textbooks, testing instruments and protocols, equipment, etc., for implementation of Special Education programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Special Education


Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Teaching Certification in applicable subject area
Leadership Certification strongly preferred

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 3 years of supervisory and/or administrative experience and 3 additional years of classroom teaching experience required; Prior experience with curriculum development, evaluation, assessment, and implementation of instructional and related services for exceptional children


  • Ability to organize programs, personnel, and activities required for productive learning in the school
  • Knowledge of the policies and regulations of the Fulton County Board of Education, as well as, State and Federal rules and regulations related to Special Education
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people and to observe, listen, motivate, and provide leadership which results in the best environment
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues
  • Ability to manage financial, material, and human resources effectively
  • Proven ability to make recommendations on various topics, detailed, controversial, simple, or complex
  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate program goals and initiatives
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects and responsibilities
  • Ability to exercise strict confidence in handling sensitive information
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment
Posting ID:  26893

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