Director of Special Education & Student Support Services

Location: Watervliet City School District
Start Date: September 1, 2022
Salary: Per WAA Contract


  • Plan, direct, supervise and oversee the special education and section 504 program.
  • Coordinate and administer special education programs within the district, with BOCES and outside private placements; including summer extended school year.
  • Assure the development and use of processes for evaluating and supporting students with disabilities in appropriate instructional settings and programs, with relevant related services.
  • Assist with recruiting, selecting, training, assigning, and evaluating teachers, teacher assistants, and related service providers.
  • Oversee all initial referrals and recommendations for IEP services.
  • Supervise and monitor the STAC process and Medicaid reimbursement.
  •  Serve as an advisor to building principals and offer assistance as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of and implement services in accordance with IDEA requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. NYS Certification as School District Leader or School District Administrator;
  2. At least 5 years of teaching experience; special education experience preferred;
  3. Comprehensive curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development experience;
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken language;
  5. Ability to implement policies and procedures in the area of special education;
  6. Strong supervisory skills.

Interested candidates should apply to:



Dr. Donald Stevens, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
1245 Hillside Drive
Watervliet, NY 12189

Date Posted: July 29, 2022
Closing Date: August 12, 2022