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General Description:

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Special Education, the Assistant Director of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education is responsible for ensuring that students who are deaf/hard of hearing receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations as the administrator in charge of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.  This administrative position has a 220 day work year, and the selected candidate will receive a competitive starting salary, fully board-paid TRS & THIS contributions, 80% board-paid medical & dental insurance, and five days of paid vacation per year. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Administers the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program for the District.
  2. Supervises and evaluates sign language interpreters and hearing itinerant teachers.
  3. Coordinates the application process for tuition-based students, and collaborates with the Executive Director of Special Education regarding the approval of tuition-based student applications.
  4. Coordinates with tuition-paying district LEA's regarding Deaf and Hard of Hearing programming and placement
  5. Oversees contracted audiological services.
  6. Collaborates with the Assistive Technology department in ensuring appropriate AAC for students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program
  7. Promote the school improvement process for students with disabilities.
  8. Ensures a viable curriculum for students with disabilities in their least restrictive environment.
  9. Recruits, interviews, supervises and supports the evaluation of special education staff per building principals direction.
  10. Ensures appropriate testing and data analysis of students with disabilities.
  11. Plans, support and may provide appropriate professional development for special education staff (and lead building-based meetings).
  12. Assists with the Master Schedule as it applies to students with disabilities.
  13. Promotes communication and collaboration between general and special education staff.
  14. Promotes communication with parents and families.
  15. Provides ongoing parent information/education to foster positive collaborative relationships.
  16. Ensures access to the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities.
  17. Ensures the implementation of MTSS for all students along with building administration.
  18. Schedules, chairs, and leads domains meetings, eligibility meetings, and IEP meetings and the compilation of documentation for student records.
  19. Ensures general and special education staff members are aware of special education rules and regulations and adhere to them.
  20. Works cooperatively with staff to accomplish student IEP goals.
  21. Consults with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding student performance in the classroom or at home.
  22. Provides technical supervision to staff with similar licensure.
  23. Participates in scheduled training in special education rules and regulations.
  24. Participates in activities that promote their own professional development.
  25. Supports and implements district policies and procedures, regulations, and administrative directives.
  26. Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education.
  27. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education and/or Building Administration



A Professional Educator License with General Administrative Endorsement or Director of Special Education endorsement, a Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing endorsement, and leadership experience within a Deaf and Hard of Hearing program are all required. 


The recommended candidate for this position will receive a competitive starting salary depending on educational background and experience; an attractive benefits package is offered.

BENEFITS:  Full-time Associates enjoy a robust selection of healthcare benefits including employer paid Life and AD&D insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), as well as three medical plans to choose from including PPO and HMO plans.  What's more, CUSD provides a 100% claim reimbursement program for out of pocket expenses (excluding ER services), when an employee is enrolled in our PPO plan and uses our RUSH Healthcare reimbursement program.

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