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ERIC Number: EJ802306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Seeking: Special Education Director
Collins, Jeanne
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v20 n1 p46-47 Mar 2007
The author recently left her position as special services director in an urban school district in Vermont, a state that embraces inclusion for students with disabilities, to accept the position of superintendent of schools in the same district. The new job requires overseeing the educational mission of six elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, technical center, and two alternative programs. As the author began her new post mid-year, her first task was to hire a replacement for her former position. Because of her intimate knowledge of the role, hiring a new special services director proved to be a formidable task for her. In this article, the author identifies some qualities that relate to the job requirements for a special education leadership position and describes what it takes to be a special education director.
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001