Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Exempt
Reports To
Assistant Director, Dyslexia
Date Revised
05/01/2022
Department
Special Education
Primary Purpose

Provide leadership for implementing dyslexia programs that advance achievement for students identified with dyslexia. Provide support and maintain standards of the dyslexia-training curriculum program and accreditation standards.  Oversee and coordinate dyslexia assessment training and dyslexia screening while supporting dyslexia initiatives in the district. Monitor compliance with all state, federal, and local requirements under the supervision of the assistant director of dyslexia.

Education Certification
  • Master’s Degree in a related area
  • Valid Teacher Certification
  • Mid-Management or Principal Certification or in process
  • CALT QI preferred
  • Diagnostician certification preferred
Special Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge of research, evidenced-based dyslexia curriculum, and instructional methods
  • Specific knowledge of accreditation and the accreditation processes for dyslexia
  • Specific knowledge in implementation of dyslexia programming and its components
  • Knowledge of the assessment, evaluation, and identification of students with dyslexia and related disorders
  • Knowledge of special populations, including EB and special education
  • Knowledge and understanding of MTSS processes
  • Knowledge of Special Education, Section 504 processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws and the Texas Dyslexia Handbook
  • Ability to review and analyze data
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties
  1. Coordinates the district's k-12 dyslexia training.
  2. Collaborate with leadership to analyze, monitor, and respond to student data across district demographics, including EOC, Discipline, Graduation Rates, STAAR, and district assessments.
  3. Provides coaching and supports trainers and trainees in the GISD Dyslexia Training Program.
  4. Oversees accreditation processes and implementation of various training programs.
  5. Interpretation and analysis of student data and achievement within various dyslexia programs
  6. Responsible for implementation of teacher training for screening.
  7. Provides support and training in the assessment and evaluation of dyslexia.
  8. Provides supervision of dyslexia teachers who implement dyslexia programs.
  9. Coordinates training dates and testing information for dyslexia teachers.
  10. Coordinates and maintains records of ongoing dyslexia professional development.
  11. Assists in maintaining records and compliance with programs.
  12. Assists Assistant Director of Dyslexia in coordinating and facilitating dyslexia events.
  13. Create and provide professional development.
  14. Review and analyze dyslexia data.
  15. Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy.
  16. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
  17. Provide input on the development of the department budget based on needs assessment.
  18. Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with district leaders, instructional delivery support team members, principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.
  19. Communicate and collaborate with other departments, district staff, parents, students, and community members to convey respect, concern, and high expectations.
  20. Articulate the district’s mission, instructional philosophy, and instructional programming to the community and solicit its support in realizing the district’s mission.
  21. Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
  22. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
  23. Foster rapport between the district and the community through positive involvement and civic activities.
  24. Supports efforts of principals and teachers to achieve district goals as measured by the Texas Academic Performance Standards in order to achieve overall performance.
  25. Systematically monitors the effectiveness of instructional programs by observations and analysis of campus and district test data.
  26. Works cooperatively with other district staff in developing the mission and articulating the vision in the district’s instructional program.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

            Supervises dyslexia personnel

Tools/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals; school bus operation; safety equipment; fire extinguisher, radio communication equipment.

Posture

Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion

Continual sitting and reaching; repetitive hand and arm motions

Lifting

Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

Environment

Frequent prolonged and irregular hours, rotating early and late shift work; work outside and inside

Mental Demands

Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress