Special Education Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




1800 Perry Street Northeast
District of Columbia
United States


About Perry Street Prep

Perry Street Prep is a community of diverse learners that builds relationships with families and empowers students to be college-ready and to thrive in a global society. In school year 2018-19, Perry Street Prep will serve approximately 360 elementary and middle school students at our campus in Northeast DC. 


In January 2015, Perry Street Prep partnered with TenSquare, a proven school turnaround partner, to launch a comprehensive school improvement effort. The TenSquare team supports Perry Street Prep leadership and teachers through intensive and professional development, curriculum and planning support, and school and classroom culture systems development. Teachers at Perry Street Prep benefit from weekly coaching, develop their practice through job-imbedded professional development, and learn from peers through a citywide multi-LEA professional development cohort.

For additional information about Perry Street Prep, visit pspdc.org.             

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The Special Education Coordinator at Perry Street Prep is responsible for the following:

  • Collaborating with the Director of Student Support Services to develop and supervise the Special Education program at Perry Street as well as promoting an environment of differentiated instruction for all students
  • Working closely with the entire faculty to build teachers' expertise in instructing students with disabilities and students with learning differences; communicates frequently with families, providing them with information about the school's support services, community resources and their students' progress; and ensures that all services and supports are provided to students in compliance with effective practice and local and federal laws and regulations. 
  • Assisting the Director of Student Support Services with developing the appropriate infrastructures, systems and processes for implementation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) with fidelity, ensure that compliance standards including instructional programs are designed to maximize student performance
  • Collaborating with school leadership to conduct co-observations and instructional rounds to support academic and behavioral program improvements
  • Providing teachers with specific feedback on the effective use of inclusion techniques and collaborative planning 
  • Collaborating with instructional leadership on curriculum to develop plans and recommendations for the inclusion of students with disabilities in all aspects of the educational program
  • Preparing a wide variety of written materials (e.g. assessment reports, IEPs, correspondence, internal program audits, correspondence, curriculum materials and aides, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information
  • Collaborating with instructional leadership team and special education staff to assist with the overall evaluation of inclusionary practices and specialized programming to identify and develop strategies for improvement
  • Managing all IEP processes ensuring all compliance and timelines requirements are met, and IEPs are well-developed and appropriate for students with disabilities, and implemented by special education teachers and related service-providers
  • Managing all student records in hard-copy and through EasyIEP
  • Managing related service providers
  • Working with special education, general education teachers, related service providers, and the DC Department of Transportation to coordinate the scheduling of all special education services for students with IEPs 
  • Overseeing the provision of testing accommodations for students with disabilities for school-wide and state-wide testing 
  • Ensuring that families are informed, engaged, and supported throughout the special education process
  • Planning and delivering professional development related to inclusion practices and supporting students with disabilities
  • Maximizing student achievement, especially for those students identified for special education and those at-risk of being identified for special education, by supporting the implementation of a Response to Intervention instructional model


Perry Street Prep is seeking an educator with the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience managing others
  • Three or more years of special education teaching experience
  • Experience with co-teaching models preferred
  • Knowledge of EasyIEP preferred
  • Experience writing and monitoring IEPs preferred
  • Experience working in urban schools preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.