Program Specialist, Special Education

Program Specialist, Special Education

Under the direction of the Director of Special Education, the Program Specialist is responsible for overseeing and supporting the implementation of the Special Education program. The Program Specialist works cooperatively with school leaders and staff in supporting students with disabilities, and will take initiative to improve the quality of education in the community. The Program Specialist will embrace and encourage the acceptance of diversity while using effective people skills to communicate. A successful candidate will have the ability to command respect and work with students in a positive manner. Each staff member serves as a role model for our students in how to conduct themselves as respectful and responsible young adults. Finally, Alpha staff hold a deep belief that all students can succeed in college, and that it is the responsibility of staff to ensure that success.What you’ll do…Program Support and Development
  • Work closely with the Director of Special Education to develop, implement, and improve special education programming across Alpha’s K-12 network
  • Serve as liaison between school teams and network team regarding program development, implementation, and needs
Coaching and Development
  • Plan, execute, and improve professional development and on-boarding for new/returning teachers and other SPED staff
  • Conduct observations and coach teachers and paraprofessionals to meet goals and move along the professional growth rubric
  • Provide targeted coaching across all content areas and guide teachers in implementation of curriculum, with a focus on roll-out of systematic phonics intervention program