The executive director of specialized instruction and services is responsible for leading PPSD’s special education, early childhood, behavioral health, and 504 programs to ensure high-quality instruction and services that emphasize individualization, evidence-based programs and tiered interventions, and inclusion. The position ensures high-quality, age appropriate instruction and services in the district’s Pre-K and special education classes, evidence-based behavioral health practices by the district’s social workers and psychologists, and coordinated accommodations in 504 Plans. The position also ensures districtwide adherence to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and laws governing Early Childhood Education. The executive director will develop and implement systems to empower school-level teams to create high-quality education programs for their unique student body.
The executive director of specialized instruction and services will be a member of the Division of Teaching and Learning Leadership Team.