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Atlanta Public School System | Atlanta, Georgia
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The Special Education Lead Teacher (SELT) supports school administrators and teachers in providing effective educational programs for all students with disabilities; assumes responsibility for the knowledge and application of the appropriate curriculum and the instructional programs for students with disabilities; and complies with all federal, state, and district due process, policies, and procedures.


* Models and supports special education instructional staff in organizing, identifying, and implementing curriculum including Common Core Curriculum and the adapted curriculum.
* Support quality classroom instruction and its improvement in all settings through monitoring, observing, model teaching and coaching; assists teachers in improving classroom management and climate through the implementation of effective instructional methods.
* Review and ensure that students with disabilities are receiving effective instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment; assist school staff in organizing curriculum and utilizing strategies for students with disabilities.
* Participate in professional learning activities and plan/deliver professional learning activities to staff, parents, and others to increase achievement for students with disabilities.
* Collaborate with parents and local school staff regarding instructional decision-making for students with disabilities.
* Complete educational assessments for students referred for testing/evaluation; monitor assessment timelines to ensure adherence to State regulations.
* Maintain communication with special education staff, local school personnel, and parents regarding the referral, evaluation, identification, and effective programming for students with disabilities.
* Maintain student confidentiality and monitor confidential files for students with disabilities.
* Consult with local instructional staff regarding Individual Education Program (IEP) development, extended school year, behavioral interventions, and transition activities for special needs students.
* Collaborate with appropriate school-based personnel to assure accurate documentation and timely data input/submission for students with disabilities.
* Assign and/or conduct staff meetings to develop IEPs, as required within assigned school(s)/cluster; attend all appropriate IEP meetings (i.e. Amendments, Eligibility Redetermination, Initial Eligibility meetings).
* Review, monitor and meet timelines for IEPs, referrals, initial eligibilities, and re-evaluations; monitor Full Time Equivalent (FTE) counts and the Student Record (SR) process during the school year.
* Perform other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator.

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