Director of Student Support Services

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States



TenSquare is a national charter school support organization that works alongside schools to make lasting and measurable change. TenSquare works in partnership with school leaders to help them navigate the charter accountability landscape, grow and thrive in an increasingly competitive charter school environment, and improve student outcomes. Our strategic, hands-on engagements have led to significant gains in student achievement and organizational performance as measured by state exams and authorizer report cards. 


We are looking for a strong Director of Student Support Services to oversee services for the Special Education and English Language Learners (ELL) students at one of our partner schools.



  • The Director of Student Support Services will:Promote school-wide responsibility and high expectations for the success of all students, including those with disabilities
  • Lead and manage the special education and ELL service delivery system including supervising special education teachers and ELL teachers, and managing external service providers
  • Manage and use data to continually improve student outcomes
  • Identify and implement high-impact instructional programs and resources to support the learning of students with disabilities
  • Partner with the Principal and other instructional leaders to ensure effective collaboration between general teachers and special education and ELL teachers during the process of planning, teaching, and assessment
  • Oversee the development of assessment administration plans that effectively meet the needs of students with disabilities
  • Develop high-performing special education and ELL staff; recruit and hire staff when necessary
  • Provide research-based, effective professional development on educating students with disabilities for all staff
  • Oversee Individualized Education Program (IEP) processes including facilitating meetings
  • Ensure effective implementation of the Child Find process
  • Oversee the SST process
  • Oversee school compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and all other laws, regulations, and mandates applicable to students with disabilities
  • Connect with special education team to ensure all team members, including parents, are prepared for IEP meetings
  • Oversee implementation of recommendations from documents such as Quality Assurance Review (QAR)
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Public Charter School Board (PCSB) and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), as appropriate



  • Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:Special Education Standard Certification in Washington, D.C. required
  • Bachelors degree required; Masters degree in Special Education, Administration, or related field preferred
  • Seasoned special education leader, with three to five years of experience working in an urban education system
  • Extensive knowledge of techniques that contribute to a successful inclusion setting
  • Familiarity with Common Core Standards
  • Strong management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a diverse group of educators
  • Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and using data to collaborate, identify best practices and areas for improvement, and drive results
  • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with staff, teachers, parents, students, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to self-direct, prioritize among competing goals, and drive results in a fast paced environment
  • Adept at thinking strategically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Familiarity with PowerSchool and SEDS

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Apply for the Director of Student Support Services position


TenSquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not allow discrimination with respect to employment or any of the terms or conditions of employment because of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status or religion.