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Job Title: Founding Primary Special Education Coordinator
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/21/2018
Expire Date: 03/23/2018
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Job Description
Founding Primary Special Education Coordinator
Organization Overview:
KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.  There are 209 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 90,000 students. KIPP Metro Atlanta currently operates eight KIPP schools including four middle schools, three primary schools and one high school, as well as, the KIPP Through College Program which supports students on their journey “to and through” college. 
KIPP MAC provides financial and operational support and oversight to KIPP Metro Atlanta schools, develops instructional initiatives designed to strengthen the schools’ academic programs, and implements each school’s high school placement and alumni services through the KIPP Through College Program.
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools
  • KIPP Soul Primary School: Opening in 2018, serving Grade K, growing to K-4
Job Summary: 

The Special Education Coordinator position is responsible for the implementation, oversight, and maintenance of programs and records for students with disabilities.

Job Responsibilities:
Team Leadership50%
  • Supports quality classroom instruction and it’s improvement in all settings through monitoring, observing, model teaching, and coaching
  • Reviews and ensures that all SWD are receiving effective instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
  • Communicates regularly with school administrators, special education coordinators, teachers and parents regarding student achievement data and compliance records. 
  • Participates and collaborates with colleagues in professional development offered throughout the year.
  • Provides redelivery of professional learning in the areas of: quality instruction, positive behavioral support, developing appropriate IEPs, and compliance with Special Education Rules and Regulations and follow through with observing, monitoring, and feedback to ensure implementation.
  • Provides behavior support to include strategies and interventions for students with disabilities.
  • Communicates regularly with school administrators and staff regarding disciplinary actions and suspensions. 
  • Collaborates with building testing coordinator(s) to ensure that student accommodations and modifications for testing are appropriately implemented for all state and district-wide assessments for SWD. 
  • Monitors teacher data collection for IEP goals, objectives and transition plans.
  • Maintains communication with local school personnel, special education staff, and parents regarding the referral, evaluation, identification, and effective programming for students with disabilities.  Participates in the SST process to facilitate referrals to special education and coordinates eligibility meeting.
  • Reviews, monitors, and meets timelines for IEPs, referrals, initial eligibilities, and re-evaluations.
  • Compiles and submits accurate weekly, monthly, and required reports on time to the Department of Special Education.
  • Coordinates transportation services for students with disabilities in the school building.
  • Collaborates with building administrators to complete all manifestation determination meetings for students with disabilities.
  • Monitors Full Time Equivalent (FTE) counts and the Student Record (SR) process during the year.  Ensures that all student counts/student data are accurate and  that student schedules align with the service page of the IEP.  Completes required student counts for FTE/SR and resolves any errors in a timely manner. 
  • Maintains student confidentiality and monitors confidential files for students with disabilities.
  • Ensures all end of the year compliance and close out procedures are completed.
  • Attends all appropriate IEP meetings (Promotion/Retention, Amendments, Eligibility Redetermination, Initial Eligibility).  Attends any other IEP meetings that require additional support.
  • Attends all requisite district level meetings/trainings.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints regarding students support services.
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Special Education Certification required and 3+ years teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience in Urban Education
  • A passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • A passion for helping colleagues grow, develop, and hone their instructional practice
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
  • Values the Five Pillars of KIPP: High Expectations, Choice and Commitment, More Time, Power to Lead, and Focus on Results
  • Belief that success is driven by: High Expectations; KIPP Through College; Strength of Character; Safe, Structured and Nurturing Environments; Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders
  • Values Parental Input and Feedback
Application Process
Interested candidates should submit an application online -  
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A competitive benefits package will also be offered.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
KIPP Metro Atlanta is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school.  KIPP Metro Atlanta does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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