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Special Education Coordinator

Health Leadership High School is currently seeking to fill their open Special Education Coordinator position.

Posting Date: April 18, 2021 - Closing Date: May 14, 2021

Job Overview

Health Leadership High School is a charter school designed to equip high school students interested in the health sector to becoming leaders in developing healthier communities. We are looking for committed instructors who are interested in teaching young learners through project-based learning to leverage community engagement and student support in learning. We value educators who are passionate, creative and motivated to establishing learning environments that meet student needs and encourage success.

This position is responsible for/facilitates the structures, processes, and supports that ensure the needs of special education students are being met appropriately at HLHS and that HLHS is in compliance with state and federal special education regulations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attends a weekly student support meeting
  • Meets with Executive Director and Lead Team regularly Facilitates special education team meetings Overseeing / managing a caseload of special education students and the implementation of their IEP/504 plans
  • Facilitates communication between IEP consultants, parents, leadership, and regular education staff Ensuring appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services as stipulated on IEPs/504 plans.
  • Collects data needed to evaluate structures and provides data to administration for required reports; keeps data base current and complete with regards to special education student data
  • Schedules IEPs with notification for both parents and students and obtains consent to test and reevaluation history; sends all documentation out to parents and students effectively communicating to parents and guardians the special education process including process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEPs/504 plans, and re-evaluations as well as parental rights granted by IDEA.
  • Schedules testing for reevaluations and ensure the evaluators have needed space and documentation and communicates testing schedule to HLHS staff
  • Facilitates contracts for ancillary services including tracking of ancillary needs
  • Works with Technology Director to make available technology needed for students who require it 
  • Manages paperwork required to maintain compliant documentation for IDEA and state regulations
  • Facilitates professional development activities related to special education
  • Facilitates/Participates in the FBA/BIP process for students with IEPs
  • Attend all IEPs meetings as the LRE unless another special education teacher is attending in this role
  • Works with outside agencies and other schools regarding special education needs including APS, PED, and other charter schools Providing training and technical assistance to case managers, teachers, related service providers and support service professionals on all aspects of cases management: use of computer systems for the special education process, writing of goal writing, progress reports, annual reviews and parent communication.
  •  Requests files for new students to ensure we have current documentation for student files and creates new student files while archiving students who have left or graduated from HLHS
  • Schedules and facilitates school visits and open houses for potential parents and students to support the Sped role
  • Attends transition off campus IEPs for incoming 9th graders Maintaining a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues such as changes in federal and local special education policy.

Please review our website for the complete position description and qualifications.

Required Skills

● Master's degree or higher
● Special Education License
● New Mexico secondary teaching license
● Ability to pass a background check

● Experience supporting social/emotional needs of students
● Endorsements in multiple content areas
● TESOL endorsement 

Application Process

For consideration, applicants must submit the following materials directly to Leticia Archuleta,
Executive Director/Principal, at

● Letter of interest demonstrating qualifications and experience
● Current resume or curriculum vitae
● 3 references – direct supervisors preferred
● Copies of current license(s)

All applicants will be screened based on qualifications and experience. The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for position interviews. All other applicant submissions will be placed in a talent bank for future consideration.

Contact Information

Leticia Archuleta, Executive Director/Principal