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Oregon Academic Administrator-Special Programs, ISOR

Stride, Inc
Closing date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for Any One. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

The mission of ISOR is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

Summary: The Academic Administrator-Special Programs develops and implements policies and procedures and oversees all matters related to special education for the school. The role also assists the Head of School with developing and implementing more general academic policies and procedures and with school operations.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Develop, implement, and disseminate best practices for all special population programs including Special Education, Advanced Learners (ALP), English Language Learners (ELL), Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and 504 and policies and procedures in collaboration with school leadership;
Develops, implements, and disseminates “best practices” for special education policies and procedures in collaboration with school leadership;
Supports the school’s administration and teachers in providing training on and implementation of special education program and services;
Creates and maintains appropriate contacts with district(s), intermediate units, and state special education leaders in order to ensure continued compliance of special education programs and represent the school throughout the state in meetings and trainings related to the implementation of special education programs;
Develops contracts with service providers to provide related services to students and supports full implementation of the related services database to track related services in order to ensure all eligible students are receiving services and that the cost of those services are reported correctly;
Oversees the development, compliance, maintenance, and implementation of all Review of Exiting Data (RED), Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Eligibility Group Summary (MEEGS), and Individualized Education Plans (IEP);
Ensures fiscal compliance for special programs including IDEA Part B funds and compliance with all school, local, state, and federal reporting related to special education related to special education, ALP, ELL, MTSS and 504;
Works with the Test Coordinator to ensure that all students receive appropriate accommodations during state testing;
Works with K12 enrollment team to develop processes for ensuring timely identification and enrollment of students with special needs;
Proactively communicates all changes in local, state and/or federal special education practices and laws to the Head of School;
Ensures that special education students are integrated in all school activities and that general education and special education teachers and administrative staff work collaboratively to ensure academic success for all students;
Collects data for internal studies of special education, ALP, ELL, MTSS, Gifted, and 504;
Works directly with parents and students (both regular and special education) where necessary.
Academic Achievement/Instruction

Implements assigned programs and/or projects for the purpose of conforming to district and state curriculum and/or instructional objectives.
Serves as the instructional leader of the school by providing in-service to certificated staff regarding new instructional methodologies and technology;
Ensures that instruction provided complies with all District policies;
Ensure the implementation of accommodations in the general education environment
Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding the educational methods of educating students with disabilities, for the purpose of managing an excellent special education program;
Assists school principals with planning and implementing effective school-based special education programs;
Assists with the interviewing, hiring, and assigning of certified and classified staff as mandated by state and federal legislation; formally evaluates certificated and classified staff as required
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 10-25 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) employees and/or contractors, e.g. Related Service Coordinator, School Psychologist, and Speech Therapist, Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Other Duties & Responsibilities: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.

Participates in the school's self-evaluation programs
Minimum Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree AND
Three (3) years of special education teaching experience OR
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates and Licenses:

Special Education Teacher Certification AND
Oregon Administrator License Teacher Certification
Other Required Qualifications:

Project management experience
Strong interpersonal skills with both in-person and electronic communication platforms and a customer service orientation
Able to read data and determine what steps are needed to assist students academically and behaviorally, as a whole and on an individual basis
Able to apply adult instructional methods in the training and development of staff
Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
Demonstrates the use of good judgment in decision-making
Understanding of applicable sections of the State Education Code and other pertinent regulations
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time to school office to review files, work with office staff, attend meetings, and the like if not office based.
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; proctor assessments, provide and attend professional development meetings and participate in school activities, open houses, orientations, and face-to-face enrollment meetings
Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook as well as Internet research methods and report writing techniques; Utilizes computer software associated with curriculum and special education
Ability to pass required background check
Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree
Supervisory certificate
English as Second Language (ESL) certification and/or Reading or Math specialist endorsement
Three (3) years of special education administration experience
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a home-based position- This position requires you live in the state of Oregon
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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