Advocating for Students with Disabilities

Collaborating with outside agencies, such as therapy providers and medical professionals, to coordinate services for students with disabilities

Managing the budget for special education services and resources

Staying up-to-date on federal and state laws and regulations related to special education and ensuring that the school or district is in compliance

Acting as a resource and advocate for students with disabilities and their families

To be successful in this role, it is important to have strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills. You should be able to build positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and be able to effectively manage and delegate tasks. It is also essential to be knowledgeable about the various disabilities that students may have and the various strategies and resources that can support their learning and development. A bachelor’s degree in special education or a related field is typically required for this position, and some districts may require a master’s degree or certification