In our ongoing quest to reinvent education and provide excellent educational opportunities for all our students, we have examined our special education programs and services over the past few months.
“As we have considered areas for growth and improvement in our program, we also looked at the special education personnel roles to consider restructuring to provide administrative support, and additional coaching and instructional support for special education teachers,” said Superintendent April Domine.
A new structure eliminates the existing special education coordinator positions, replacing them with two assistant directors, two instructional coaches and a MS Special Education teaching position to address growing student enrollment.
During the redesign process, Cindy Eldridge, current District Director of Special Education, asked for the opportunity to serve at the Assistant Director level to better match family responsibilities. Existing MS Special Education Coordinator Samantha McMasters has agreed to take on the District Director role.
The two instructional coach positions have been posted and selected candidates will provide coaching and instructional support for special education and general education teachers to improve learning for all students.
“I am pleased to welcome Samantha, Cindy and Molly to these new leadership roles,” Mrs. Domine stated. “This redesign accelerates our ability to press forward, meeting goals while maximizing our resources, and at the same time helps us maximize our staff talents.”