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Special Education Coordinator

Position Summary

DC Scholars Public Charter School is seeking a Special Education Coordinator (SEC) with a record of exceptional student achievement to enhance a culture of special education learning and high expectations. The Special Education Coordinator ensures the academic success of all students in special education by working with and supporting students and teachers in an inclusion model; ensuring that all students receive comprehensive and equitable services; and managing school accountability with all federal and state law and reporting requirements. The SEC reports directly to the Elementary School Director.

School Overview

DC Scholars Public Charter School was founded 2012 and opened with grades PS-3. Now in its fifth year, the campus serves approximately 500 students in Preschool - 8th grade. We emphasize academic achievement and firmly believe that we must support students’ emotional, social, and physical growth to improve student learning. With a focus on these areas, we earned Tier 1 status in 2016 as outlined by the DC Public Charter School Board’s Performance Management Framework. Since 2012, DC Scholars PCS has cultivated a like-minded and collaborative team; staff are enthusiastic about constantly setting and reaching a high bar for students.


Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and provide for students with special needs
  • Develop and implement appropriate student IEP's
  • Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate IEP and MDT meetings
  • Connect with special education team to ensure all team members, including parents, are prepared for IEP meetings
  • Coordinate accommodations and provide feedback to staff on IEP goals
  • Coordinate with special education team to complete quarterly IEP progress reports and provide to parents
  • Manage program documentation
  • Communicate with parents and leadership regularly
  • Oversee special education inventory of equipment/materials
  • Coordinate ESY program
  • Coordinate with special education team to ensure all documents are completed in a timely manner according to state, local, and school policies and procedures
  • Maintain paper and electronic files for accurate local and federal reporting requirements
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations and respond to compliance related issues
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years of successful experience as a special education teacher, preferably in grades K-4
  • Certification and expertise in special education, as well as case management, required
  • Record of achieving ambitious results
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including teachers, students, parents, and administrators
  • Passion for developing and implementing systems and procedures to make every minute count
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to juggle and prioritize many tasks and responsibilities at one time

The Rewards

  • Opportunity to work in an exciting and enjoyable environment that fosters strong family relationships and community partnerships
  • Targeted professional development focused on bolstering leadership capabilities
  • Professional connections with other expert educators who share your commitment to doing whatever it takes to close the opportunity gap
  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Participation in a 403b retirement plan, with matching contributions
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