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POSITION TITLE:   Special Education Coordinator


REPORTS TO:        Director of Special Education


SUPERVISED BY:  Director of Special Education


SUPERVISES:         Speech-Language Pathologists


POSITION GOAL:   To provide professional development, supervision, and coordination for                                       special education programs and interpret these programs to school                                             personnel, parents, and community.




  1. Provide professional development relating to the IEP process for district staff.
  2. Provide professional development relating to special education initiatives and facilitation of related programs.
  3. Coordinate the special education programs.
  4. Participate in all case study conferences for students referred for evaluation.
  5. Participate in the development of individualized education programs for students eligible for special services.
  6. Work with school personnel to place students in special education classes according to state-approved procedures.
  7. Coordinate and facilitate transportation services for special education students.
  8. Assist in the selection, evaluation, and assignment of special education teachers.
  9. Coordinate development, implementation, and revision of special education curriculum.
  10. Ensure that all IEP procedures and annual reviews of students’ individualized education programs are conducted within mandated timelines.
  11. Supervise the implementation of entrance and exit of students according to adopted special education criteria.
  12. Coordinate student/teacher programs.
  13. Counsel parents of eligible students in securing necessary aid from various clinics and agencies.
  14. Ensure that all federal and state guidelines for students with disabilities are met.
  15. Assist in preparation of required state and federal reports.
  16. Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by Director of Special Education or their designee.



  1. Ability to create, develop, and implement professional development for staff
  2. Knowledge of special education law
  3. Ability to coordinate and work collaboratively with all stakeholders
  4. Demonstrate strong communication and public relations skills
  5. Ability to understand school reports and records


  1. General school/Office environment



  1. Light lifting may be required
  2. Travel to and from school and/or meeting sites required by personal vehicle



The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.



215 Days Annually



Primary evaluator will be the Director of Special Education or their designee


  1. Valid Illinois Administrative certification (Type 75) required
  2. 3 years of previous special education services or classroom experience required
  3. Illinois LBS1 endorsement preferred
  4. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and document work productivity
  5. Familiarity with community agencies and services

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