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Director of Student Services for Danvers Public Schools

Danvers Public Schools
Danvers, MA
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Director of Student Services for Danvers Public School

Reports To: Superintendent of Schools
Supervises: Special Education and Student Services Staff
Job Description: The professional duties of the Director of Student Services are outlined, but not limited to, the following job description.

Primary Performance Outcomes:
Guide Pre K-12 Program Development
Work with staff to develop, coordinate, and update course outcomes
Assist staff in assessing classroom application of course outcomes
Monitor alignment with strategic plan and the frameworks of curriculum, instruction and assessment
Involve community and parents in Pre K-12 programs
Conduct and attend informational meetings
Contribute and disseminate newsletters
Present at school committee meetings
Promote public programs specific to curriculum areas
Develop Tools to Assess Student Learning
Provide professional development on assessment
Create with staff tools to assess outcomes
Share strategies for classroom assessment
Evaluate student achievement through the examination of student work, frameworks and statewide assessment
Develop Budgets
Conduct needs assessment and analysis of staff needs
Manage grant expenditures
Arrange for contracted services
Informs the Superintendent on budget related matters
Seeks grant opportunities and apply for them
Assists in the principals' selection, orientation, and placement of all Student and Special Education staff.
Conduct and Facilitate System-Wide Professional Development
Facilitate curriculum meetings, workshops/courses by directors, study groups
Provide opportunities for leadership
Support teachers to participate in outside professional development
Increase Capacity for Meaningful Communication, about Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Update teachers on educational research
Engage in frequent two-way communication with teachers, support staff, parents, students, community, clientele specific to directors
Assist in scheduling, calendar development
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Encourage process of connections
Serve as Resource Network
Provide academic, behavioral and social support/resources to district
Disseminate information and keep staff updated
Coordinate material distribution
Conducts system-wide meetings of special education staff as needed
Support Self-Directed Change
Perform evaluation/supervision process
Provide information on change
Visit classrooms to maintain a continual dialogue on the instructional process
Integration of technology into respective disciplines
Coordinate the duties of the administrative assistants/aides for the department

Secondary Performance Outcomes:
Serves as the school administrator of special education under regulations 603CMR Section 18.00 sub. 2 (Program and Safety Standards for Approved Public or Private Day and Residential Special Education Programs.)
Serves as 504 Coordinator, Title IX/Chapter 622 Coordinator and the ELL liaison.
Coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of the overall program for Student Services to ensure compliance with district goals and state and federal standards.
Ensures that the needs of students are addressed and that the district’s Curriculum Accommodation Plan reflects the needs for all learners.
Plan, direct and coordinate the delivery of special education in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
Monitor the development and implementation of Individual Educational Plans.
Direct the placement of students with special needs in appropriate educational programs in accordance with accepted Individual Educational Plans.
Provide the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Finance Manager with regular updates on the changing variables in the budget.
Assist in preparing, administering, and monitoring the Special Education budget, using the current Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) funding criteria including the development, submission, implementation, and monitoring of state, federal, and private grants that reflect the district’s needs and goals.
Supervise and evaluate Special Education personnel, including teachers, related service providers, Coordinators, and School Psychologists.
Implement staff development programs designed to promote growth and ensure compliance with changing regulations.
Works with general education teachers, special education teachers, related service providers, and consulting staff to develop collaborative and inclusive programs that serve all children.
Coordinates the Program Review process.
Attend and participate in meetings of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, as needed.
Participate in appropriate meetings with the North Shore Education Consortium.
Attends school committee and subcommittee meetings and prepares necessary reports as requested by the school committee or the Superintendent.
Performs other related tasks assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

Full time benefited employees at the Danvers Public Schools are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Town of Danvers. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.

Additional Information:The Danvers Public School District is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or homelessness in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, and other school-administered programs and activities.

Application Instructions:Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, Valid Massachusetts Educator License as a Supervisor/Director, and 3 current professional references via Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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