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1.Master’s degree in education or related field required; advanced degree preferred;
2.Minimum of seven years experience in education, including teaching, special education, school building and central office administrative experience; or any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities;
3.Must possess MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure: director/supervisor/administrator.
4.Thorough knowledge of concepts and principles of special education, multi-tiered systems of support, curriculum and educational practice;
5.Demonstrated administrative success in an urban school district setting;
6.Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills and exhibits strong analytical and problem solving skills;
7.Ability to develop and administer department goals, objectives and procedures;
8.Demonstrates knowledge and ability in budget development and implementation;
9.Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws; including statutes, regulations, rules and School Committee policies relating to education and special education;
10.Knowledge of national and state educational goals and objectives, current research, trends, and methods in the fields of curriculum and instruction and special education.
11.Skills in providing leadership resolution of complex problems and issues and experience and skills in directing professional, technical and administrative support staff;
12.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including district administrators, staff, various private and public agencies, the public and other interested groups;
13.Extensive experience in the principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation;
14.Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with administrators, teachers, staff, and parents in a diverse school community;
15.Demonstrates a strong commitment to public education, demonstrated leadership in school administration, extensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction and assessment, and high standards for student achievement; and
16. Demonstrates high integrity and an exceptional work ethic.


The Executive Officer of Special Education and Related Services assists with the implementation of the Springfield Public Schools’ (SPS) Strategic Plan, serves as overseer of the Pupil Services Department and acts as an instructional leader for the district. The Executive Officer of Special Education and Related Services provides the instructional and programmatic leadership that creates, implements, maintains, and enhances excellence, scholarship, achievement and equity for all students. As a collaborative member of the SPS leadership team, the Executive Officer of Special Education and Related Services ensures that all students have access to critical support and specialized services yielding to the highest possible levels of student achievement in all areas.     

How To Apply:

 Applicants for these positions should apply on line to www.springfieldpublicschools.com (click on “Employment” then “Current Opportunities”)

Closing Date:  Position will remain open until filled.

Contact: Pansy James 413-787-6636

Salary: $110,000 - $120,000

Posting date: 2018-01-12

Expiration date: 2018-05-31

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