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Director, Special Education (Secondary)

Company: Mesa Public Schools
Location: Mesa
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:


Mesa Public Schools is an award-winning district and voted Best Place to Work in Mesa. With over 9,000 employees, we are the largest school district in Arizona. Families have sent generations of students through our schools, as we are the premier educational choice in Arizona.

Applications are being accepted for the position of Director of Special Education (SECONDARY) with the Mesa Unified School District. This Director will report directly to the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education. The starting date is upon hire. The beginning salary range for this 12-month position is dependent upon education, preparation and like experience.


  • Assists in developing and implementing ongoing philosophy and policy for the Special Education Department.
  • Assists in program planning and writing proposals.
  • Monitors the implementation of program guidelines, district policies and regulations, statutes and laws of the state and federal governments in special education matters.
  • Coordinates the placement of students in special education programs.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of special education personnel.
  • Develops, promotes, and encourages professional growth activities and in-service for special education personnel.
  • Evaluates district-based special education teachers and therapists in cooperation with school principals.
  • Creates solutions to individual student and system concerns.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring the special education budget.
  • Coordinates the use and supervision of aides and volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS:
  • State of Arizona administrative certification; Master's Degree, extensive education preferred
  • A minimum of three years of successful special education experience preferred.
  • Specific administrative experience through internship and/or previous employment.
  • Professional growth evidenced in program completion in educational administration.
  • Emphasis will be given to evidence about the applicant which indicates:
  • Effective professional relationships with students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community.
  • Effective educational leadership in the profession through membership and participation in the community and in the professional organizations as well as activities with students, teachers, community and individual projects.
  • Effective organizational ability in all aspects of educational programs.
  • Skill in effective decision making.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and staff.
  • Forward-looking in educational views and evidence of a willingness to accept change.
  • Demonstrated competence in planning and developing educational facilities.


    Candidates must submit an on-line application, letter of intent, three letters of recommendations, transcripts of credits, and appropriate certification.

    The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion,

    sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.

Keywords: Mesa Public Schools, Mesa , Director, Special Education (Secondary), Executive , Mesa, Arizona

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