This role is eligible for up to $8,000 in bonuses! Positions available in both Philadelphia and Camden!
Mastery Charter Schools is seeking dynamic and passionate Assistant Principals of Specialized Services to lead our urban school turn-around efforts in Philadelphia. The Assistant Principal of Specialized Services is directly responsible for improving the academic and behavioral performance of students with disabilities. The Assistant Principal manages and coordinates all specialized services including special education, counseling, and all other related services. The overarching goal is to help our special education students achieve breakthrough academic achievement and to ensure that the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) needs of all special education students are met with robust and rigorous strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the special education program for a school of approximately 600 students.
- Implement, supervise and facilitate the Mastery intervention programs and curricula
- Supervise and coordinate the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 processes.
- Supervise and coordinate evaluations and related services for students.
- Coordinate and monitor the Mental Health services of partner organizations.
- Chair and conduct manifestation determination meetings and other special education meetings.
- Ensure the implementation of accommodations in the general education environment.
- Ensure that student files are in full compliance with all special education
- Provide leadership on the school’s Administrative Le Team.
- Conduct informal and formal evaluations for special education teachers and other school staff members.
- Support principal and other assistant principals in leading the school and creating a culture of student achievement.
- Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for students with learning, physical and behavioral disabilities.
- Knowledge of medical and psychosocial issues related to individuals with learning, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities
- A strong sense of personal agency and accountability for student achievement
- A belief that all students should be held to high academic standards
- The ability to communicate effectively with parents
- Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic
- A positive, high-energy attitude and a drive for personal excellence
Education and Experience:
- Master’s Degree in Special Education with at least five (5) years of urban education experience
- Must be PA or NJ state certified in special education and administration
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as maneuvering in classrooms and office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard and mouse and typing.