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2019-2020 Special Education Instructional Leader (SEIL) POOL

at Rio Rancho Public Schools

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2343
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Rio Rancho Public Schools is currently hiring Highly Qualified Special Education Instructional Leaders for the 2019-2020 school year. We have several openings throughout the district and welcome all applicants. We look forward to meeting you! 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Special Education Licensure;
  • Level II;
  • Meet State Statute requirements of highly effective and/or exemplary NMTEACH Educator Effectiveness Rating for previous 2 years;
  • Level III-A 400 Licensure attainment within two years of hire;
  • Level III-B Administrative license or attainment of such licensure within three years of hire; 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA in Education with Special Education Licensure;
  • Taught a minimum of three years in special education;
  • Level III-A with a minimum of 6 years of classroom teaching experience and having taught special education for a minimum of three years; 
  • Level III-B Administrative license;

Essential Job Responsibilities 

  • Has constant access to confidential information and works with administration on management policies, therefore must respect and safeguard sensitive, confidential or privileged information;
  • Participates and collaborates with the instructional team on improvement of instruction for students with disabilities;
  • Provides recommendations to administration regarding instructional best practice;
  • Coordinates design and implementation of school special education programs for school sites;
  • Attends Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings as District Representative in accordance with C.F.R. Section 300.321(a)4;
  • Works collaboratively with the special education staff on matters of program development and Individual Education Plans (IEPs);
  • Ensures that established procedures to process and place eligible students in special education classes from admission to dismissal are carried out;
  • Consults as necessary with special and general education teachers, ancillary providers and with parents of students with disabilities to develop students’ IEPs that meet their current needs;
  • Provides leadership in the design and delivery of instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE);
  • Completes regularly scheduled Classroom Walkthroughs in special education classrooms with immediate feedback on instructional practices;
  • Works as a liaison between the Special Services Department and the school site or community by communicating the philosophy and practices of the Special Services Department to administrators, staff and community;
  • Collaborates with site administrators on discipline files for all students with disabilities and monitor days of suspension for FAPE compliance;
  • Maintains updates of legal requirements governing all special education programs;
  • Manages a special education caseload;
  • Participates and gives/gains input for additional special education programs and services through Advisory Councils;
  • Provides enrollment and scheduling input to district and site administration for staffing purposes;
  • Works collaboratively with special education case managers/transition specialists/counselors to review transcripts, graduation progress checks, and IEP schedule of services page(s) (as applicable) to ensure students with disabilities completion of necessary requirements for graduation;
  • Creates/reviews/amends special education student schedules in PowerSchool according to IEP Schedule of Services page(s), as applicable;
  • Complies with state-approved New Mexico Administrative Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession and the RRPS Employee Standards of Conduct and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations; and
  • Employee may be assigned other duties based on the needs of the district during the term of employment.

Work Hours: Work hours are established in employment contract.  Additional work hours may be assigned by Principal/Assistant Principal and Executive Director of Special Services and/or Director of Special Education.

Work Hours

Work hours are established in employment contract.  Additional work hours may be assigned by Principal/Assistant Principal and Executive Director of Special Services and/or Director of Special Education within parameters of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Application Procedure:

The following documents must be attached to complete this application:

  • Copy of Professional License
  • Copy of transcript from each crediting college or university

An Equal Opportunity Employer



Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)