Assistant Superintendent Special Education - El Paso ISD - El Paso, TX

Job Title:  Assistant Superintendent Special Education                Wage/Hour Status: Daily, Exempt and Special Services


Reports to: Deputy Superintendent                                             Pay Grade: D14 Academics and School Leadership


Dept/School: Special Education & Special Services                    Date Revised: August 17, 2016


Primary Purpose

Oversees  the  administration,  coordination,  and  supervision  of  the  District’s  Special  Education programs, Dyslexia Related Disorders, Regional Day School for the Deaf, and Health Services.


Qualifications Education/Certification

Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree desirable Valid Texas Principal Certificate


Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of special education programs
  • Knowledge of compliance issues related to special education
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction for children with disabilities



Five years campus and/or related administrative experience





Instructional and Program Management

  1. Assists in determination of special education programs required by schools and as defined by law.
  2. Makes appropriate recommendations for compliance, innovation, and identified need.
  3. Provides guidance in compliance for curriculum and instruction practices and needs; recommends programmatic and staff changes to Chief School Administration and Leadership.
  4. Coordinates  and  provides  assistance  to  campus  level  administration  for  the  provision  of  special education, and health services.
  5. Works with staff in program evaluation, design, interpretation of data, and scientific decision-making strategies.
  6. Provides leadership and support for special education and health services in the District.


Policy, Reports and Law

  1. Attends Board meetings and prepares reports as requested by the Deputy Superintendent Academics and School Leadership.
  2. Adheres to District, local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and policies.
  3. Administers Board policies and rules relating to special education programs and dyslexia related disorders.
  4. Provides direction to staff and keeps staff informed as to policies, applicable laws, and interpretation of court decisions, regulations, and rules affecting the Special Education Department.


Budget and Inventory

  1. Assists in the preparation and administration of department budgets.


106040 Assistant Superintendent Special Education and Special Services


Communication and Community Relations

  1. Assures  communication  and  dissemination  of  program  information  to  professional  staff,  school personnel, parents, Board of Trustees, and the Superintendent’s Leadership Team.
  2. Provides direction and information to Board of Trustees and the Superintendent’s Leadership Team on issues specific to the Department of Special Education.
  3. Maintains liaison and active participation with regional, state, and national educational leaders.


Professional Growth

  1. Keeps current on development of inclusion options, federal guidelines, and recent trends in Special Education.
  2. Prepares and participates in professional growth seminars and workshops.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises and evaluates assigned personnel.


Physical and Mental Job Requirements

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

Maintains emotional control under stress and works with frequent interruptions; occasional prolonged and irregular hours; ability to travel.


Terms of Employment

226 days; salary to be established by the Board of Trustees