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Network Program Supervisor, Special Education - (SY 2021-22)

Company: Leadership Public Schools
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About Our Organization:
Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale. LPS has been recognized for closing the achievement gap and fostering a culture of innovation.

LPS values the role Deans of Students play in supporting student achievement and personal development. Our staff value collaboration, celebrate diversity in perspective and background, take risks, and show flexibility to continuously grow.

We are seeking a Program Supervisor who believes:

  • all students can learn at high levels
  • all students deserve an education that prepares them for college, career and community leadership
  • schools play a vital role in promoting social justice and disrupting patterns of inequity

We are seeking a Program Supervisor who has demonstrated:

  • a commitment to working with the communities we serve
  • an expertise and an enthusiasm to work with young people
  • reflection and growth after struggle, failure and/or feedback
  • powerful collaboration within a team


Department:  Teaching and Learning

Classification: Certificated Management 

Work Year/Hours: Year-round

Reports to: Director of Special Education or Designee

FLSA: Exempt

Salary:  Competitive commensurate with education and experience

Basic Function:

The Network Program Supervisor, Special Education actively drives academic outcomes of students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) by facilitating professional development and supporting, coaching, and evaluating staff.


Essential Duties: 

  • Provide direct coaching to special education staff and instructional guidance to all staff
  • Assist special education staff in the development, review, revision, implementation, and coordination of services in accordance with IEPs
  • Plan and provide professional development in collaboration with others
  • Monitor for IEP compliance
  • Conduct staff evaluations using LPS-approved evaluation rubrics
  • Coordinate all IEP and related meetings in accordance 
  • Connect and maintain relationships with outside agencies 
  • Model identity-safe, culturally-relevant pedagogical practices
  • Model effective use of differentiated instructional strategies for diverse learners
  • Model successful classroom management strategies
  • Observe staff and debrief the observations to improve teaching practices
  • Provide staff with regular constructive feedback 
  • Support staff in collection and analysis of student data results
  • Develop staffs ability to differentiate instruction to meet individualized student needs as determined by diagnostic and formative assessment data
  • Collaborate with school leaders to make instructional decisions based on student performance and make recommendations for best practices 
  • Use data to guide coaching plans
  • Serve as a liaison between Home Office and families of students with IEPs
  • Serve as administrative designee 
  • Participate in IEPs as assigned 
  • Participate in site and network meetings as assigned 
  • Serve on network leadership teams as assigned 
  • Develop positive relationships with school community that are aligned with LPS culture and values
  • Contribute to the cultivation of strong and cohesive professional learning communities

Other Duties

  • Perform related duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: 

  • a bachelors degree from an accredited university
  • 5 years of successful teaching experience in special education
  • Minimum of one year of successful coaching experience 
  • Minimum of one year of successful experience planning and facilitating professional development 


Licensing and Other Requirements 

  • Valid California Education Specialist Credential
  • Valid California Administrative Services Credential or Certificate of Eligibility 
  • Valid California Drivers License
  • Employment eligibility that includes fingerprint, tuberculosis, and/or other employment clearances


Knowledge of:

  • Special education law and regulations
  • Current special education issues, trends, best practices, and research 
  • Behavior management 
  • Special education instructional programs, methods, and practices that accelerate student learning and achievement
  • Leadership development practices and effective supervision and performance evaluation
  • California standards, curriculum frameworks and current research-based practices and trends as they relate to work scope
  • Culturally-responsive pedagogy 
  • Adult learning principles and change management theory
  • Effective professional development practices, including data-based inquiry


Skills and Ability to:

  • Support, monitor and evaluate special education instructional program effectiveness
  • Maintain accurate records 
  • Use, and analyze data to develop action plans
  • Implement collaborative and team building processes
  • Plan, implement, and monitor high-leverage professional development
  • Facilitate dissent and conduct difficult and constructive conversations effectively
  • Provide timely and actionable feedback, including officially evaluating staff performance
  • Provoke, inspire and motivate people to make progress toward goals
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Work effectively across diverse communities
  • Manage various projects and/or demands demonstrating flexibility and effective time-management skills


Working Conditions:


  • Instructional environment which includes indoor and outdoor activities
  • Office environment
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work 


Physical and Mental Demands

  • Mental acuity
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Hearing and speaking to communicate 
  • Seeing to observe and read materials
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time 
  • Pulling, pushing, lifting and/or carrying instructional materials and equipment


Compensation is competitive commensurate with experience and education. We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Choice of Kaiser or United health care plans
  • Vision and dental coverage
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care  
  • CalSTRS
  • Voluntary benefits: Aflac, Commuter Checks, LifeLock

Please send any questions regarding this vacancy to Lina Andersen, Coordinator of HR and Teacher Pathways. 


Why We Work at LPS: 
LPS is driven by a deep respect for our teachers and staff, and a commitment to the professionalization of teaching. We embrace collaboration, risk-taking, and flexibility in order to improve instruction and student learning.





Leadership Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

Leadership Public Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex (sexual harassment), or sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the network webpage at www.leadps.org.  

For inquiries or concerns regarding LPS nondiscrimination policy or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact: 

Chris Harrell, Director of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator
99 Linden Street
Oakland, CA 94607
email: charrell@leadps.org
Phone: 510-830-3780 x115






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