Director of Special Populations

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
Memphis, Tennessee
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Job Role
Job Description


Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Special Populations will assist in driving a culture of academic excellence and high levels of student achievement at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools. The Director of Special Populations will work closely with principals, instructional coaches, and teachers at KIPP Memphis to support the regions academic vision and priorities.



* Monitor compliance of documentation and legally mandated services for KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools students with IEPs, 504 plans, ESL, and Gifted programs for ASD and Shelby County Schools

* Establish and maintain relationships between LEAs (ASD & Shelby County)

* Attend all manifestation meetings as the KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools regional representative for both ASD and Shelby County Schools

* Attend all mandatory professional development for special populations as the KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools regional representative for ASD and Shelby County and turn-key information as needed

* Complete all documentation for audits and compliance for Shelby County and ASD

* Attend all school meetings related to alternative placements for students

* Finalize eligibility reports for ASD schools

* Serve o f as point of contact for KIPP Memphis Early Childhood Special Education for TEIS (Tennessee Early Intervention System)

* Serve as point of contact for Porter Leath Preschool for special education referrals in ASD KIPP Memphis Elementary Schools

_School Support_

* Assist schools with developing its programs for special populations including maintaining certified staffing

* Monitor consistency and quality of all KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools special populations programming

* Provide professional development for leaders and teachers on areas of compliance, instructional support, and progress monitoring

* Monitor teacher schedules and student service hours to ensure students are receiving their legally mandated amount of service

* Assist school personnel with resolving parent complaints regarding services for special populations

* Support teachers in developing instructionally appropriate IEPs and 504 plans

* Observe teachers of special populations and provide feedback to teachers and managers regarding instructional practices

* Serve as Testing Coordinator for TNReady Alternative Assessment for ASD schools

* Ensure state WIDA testing is completed by deadline and inform schools of students scores

* Train and assist school-based Special Populations Coordinators

* Inform school based personnel of district professional development offerings


* Maintain and monitor accuracy of all databases for special populations including Easy IEP, Illuminate, Fastbridges, etc.

* Ensure proper transfer of student files between districts and schools, including troubleshooting errors

* Monitor compliance of hard red files for compliance throughout the school year

_Related Services_

* Obtain bids from potential related services providers and assist in final contract decision

* Review contracts to determine renewal

* Maintain relationships between contracted providers throughout the school year

* Serve as point of contact for concerns or needs in KIPP Memphis regarding contracted services

* Monitor compliance and service hours for related services across KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools

* Obtain schedules and contact information for all contracted workers

* Develop partnerships with organizations to provide resources to KIPP Memphis


* Provides feedback to Special Education Coordinators

* Provides feedback to Principals on Special Education Coordinators performance of duties

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