Director of Special Education
Spring Lake Park, MN US
Posted 61 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

DESCRIPTION:  The Spring Lake Park School District is a suburban Minneapolis system of approximately 5,300 students comprising the communities of Blaine, Fridley, and Spring Lake Park.  The District is seeking a dynamic and dedicated educational leader who will work in partnership with district and school leaders to provide leadership and vision in the area of special education, including: directing the day-to-day operations; monitoring student continuous progress; serving as an advocate for the students and parents; understanding and implementing processes and practices in compliance with state and federal laws; and managing services with other agencies.


REQUIREMENTS:  Master's Degree required, specialist or doctorate preferred. The ability to obtain a Director of Special Education license through the State of Minnesota and certification in multiple special education licensure areas.  Three years administrative or supervisory experience preferred.


QUALIFICATIONS: The successful Special Education Director will be an individual who… 


… firmly believes: 


-  all students can learn and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control 

-  that student learning guides practice and decision-making throughout the school and system 

-  in the need, and has demonstrated the ability, to work interdependently, across schools and departments

-  in the need, and has demonstrated the ability, to foster a commitment among staff and parent communities to creating the conditions of equity and excellence. 


… has demonstrated: 


-  successful experience in implementing practices consistent with a high functioning special education program, with a focus on personalized learning, systems of intervention (RtI), professional learning communities, assessment for learning, facilitating high-quality professional learning, and continuous improvement 

-  the ability to effectively manage and lead change, including changing practices and structures in our school system that may perpetuate inequities based on race, ability and class 

-  the ability to shape an operational and cultural environment that is designed for trust, competence, and interdependency

-  the ability to manage dialogue effectively, valuing alternative points of view in planning and decision-making

-  personal professional learning and development through a strong understanding of literature related to education, student learning, and leadership 

-  that he or she is a visible instructional leader 


SALARY:  Competitive regionally




OTHER INFORMATION:  The position has the opportunity to become a Director of Student Support Services with the appropriate qualifications and desires.  Prospective candidates can contact Jeff Ronneberg directly at 763.785.5525 with confidential inquiries.


Equity is one of Spring Lake Park Schools' core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college and career ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Spring Lake Park Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.


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Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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