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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Provide leadership at all levels related to all District special education and 504 programs and services.
  • Assist the Executive Director in supervising and evaluating work of the special education personnel.
  • Evaluate and monitor work schedule and services of psychologists, social workers, speech clinicians, nurses/health assistants and coordinators.
  • Assist with employment, promotion, and release of certified and classified educational support staff.
  • Provide technical assistance to the building level as needed, specifically in matters related to the supervision and evaluation of special education programs and personnel.
  • Provide leadership and coordinate a program of staff development activities pertinent to the needs of specialized groups of educators (health assistants, instructional staff, speech clinicians, etc.).
  • Provide leadership in the education of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment through team-building, shared decision-making, and shared responsibility in accord with recent regulation changes.
  • Provide leadership, coordination and management for the ESY Program.
  • Work to promote, develop, and enhance partnerships between home and school.
  • Arrange and supervise preschool screening for schools.
  • Monitor and authorize the exchange of special education records.
  • Assist Executive Director of Student Services with the development of administrative policies and procedures for special education.
  • Assist Executive Director of Student Services in making recommendations to the Board in the formulation of education policies for the instruction of students with disabilities and in the operation of special education programs within the schools.
  • Assist in establishment and maintenance of procedures for the referral, assessment and placement of students entitled to special education programs and services.
  • Collaborate and provide technical assistance with needed with regard to the  Homebound Instruction Program.
  • Work in concert with local school teams to enroll new special education students.
  • Act as the Executive Director’s designee, chairing staffings where a high level of legal knowledge and expertise is required.
  • Assist in improving special education programs and services as needed.
  • Monitoring various data sources to ensure achievement and academic success for students with disabilities
  • Assist in arranging and conducting meetings of special education personnel as needed related to issues, policies, and procedures as they apply to special education programs and services.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the development and implementation of district RtI/MTSS procedures and policies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Student Services.


  • Valid State of Illinois Professional Educator License with Director of Special Education Endorsement.
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education or Related Services area (e.g., school psychology, speech/language or school social worker).   
  • Minimum of five years of successful experience in teaching or related service.
  • Experience in administrative and or supervisory fields.
  • Knowledgeable of curriculum development and in the alignment of K-12 special education standards and assessment.
  • Experience and knowledge in relation to systemic improvement processes and quality criteria.
  • Knowledgeable of federal and state statutes affecting the education of students with disabilities.








  • An administrative leadership style based on effective human relations and a continuous improvement model.  
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and listening skills.  
  • Compassion and enthusiasm for effective team leadership to motivate high standards and continuous improvement.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of district, local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing the education of special needs students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of “best practices” in curriculum and instruction in special education and general education.  


The work year for this position is 12 months. Salary for this position is regionally competitive.  Valley View offers excellent fringe benefits, including life, health and dental insurance. 

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online at www.vvsd.org and upload a letter of application with a resume and three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the past twelve (12) months. 

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