Pelham serves approximately 2,900 students in four neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, and is located in the southernmost tip of Westchester County, NY, just north of New York City. In a learning environment that fosters mutual and self-respect and in collaboration with a supportive community, the District has set high expectations for all administrators and students, faculty and staff and seeks to provide the resources for all constituencies to reach their full potential.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
Experience leading special education, pupil personnel, and guidance counseling areas
Keen understanding of federal laws, NYS regulations, grant writing, and counseling
Exceptional knowledge of instructional practices for delivering highly effective special education and academic intervention services
Demonstrates ability to lead programs and services for all students with disabilities to improve academic and post-secondary outcomes
Ability to foster collaborative relationships with all stakeholders
Practical knowledge of the implementation and compliance of IDEA and Section 504
Ability to identify areas of programmatic need, collaboratively solve problems, and develop improvement plans
Responsible for the evaluation system for special education, counselors, clinicians, and related services personnel
Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Exemplary experience as a child-centered educational leader, respectful of social/emotional learning and wellness
Appropriate NYS SDA/SDL certification
Recommended application date is November 30, 2018. Screening will be ongoing until position is filled.