Region 5 TTAC
Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator Position
The Virginia Department of Education Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center is seeking a qualified and experienced early childhood special education professional to provide professional development and consultation related to young children (birth-five years) with disabilities’ school performance. We are looking for a dynamic candidate who is interested in a work environment that affords ongoing personal learning opportunities, collaboration with colleagues, and an opportunity to influence educational practices. This is a grant-funded position.

TTAC coordinators respond to requests for training and technical assistance from public schools and state operated programs; coordinate and/or deliver professional development; disseminate information and resources to facilitate programming; write consultation reports and newsletter articles; collaborate with agencies; and coordinate services with the Virginia Department of Education initiatives. Requires extensive travel, including early mornings and late evenings, in Superintendents’ Region 5, which is comprised of 20 public school divisions; some statewide and overnight travel is necessary.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for coordination of early childhood/early childhood special education (EC/ECSE) professional development, resources, and information dissemination, as directed by the VDOE, to support EC/ECSE personnel in improving practices that facilitate higher student performance and academic outcomes for preschool students with disabilities.
  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of statewide early childhood events, to include working with VDOE leadership and other ECSE TTAC coordinators in planning and carrying out these events.
  • Responsible for providing support for systems change initiatives, as well as TTAC Region 5 school improvement efforts.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree or higher and licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in Early Childhood Special Education or a related field.
  • Knowledge of effective research-based practices and current issues in Early Childhood Special Education.
  • At least three years early childhood teaching experience, preferably in an inclusive program, including experience working with a team of professionals to provide age and developmentally appropriate services to young children, birth through five years.
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Special Education research-based inclusive practices, curriculum and curriculum-based assessment, specialized instruction, and the ability to collect, analyze and use data to inform decisions.
  • Reliability in CLASS (or expectation to achieve within second year of employment).
  • The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in collaboration, teaming, and building relationships with teachers and administrators, including district-level school administrators.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of five years teaching experience in a public-school setting. Division or state-level experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience working in a diverse setting or experience addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Effective collaboration with colleagues to plan and provide individual and site-based technical assistance.
  • Ability to provide training and follow-up coaching on research-based instructional and behavioral practices, use of technology to augment instruction, and strategies for effective inclusion of students with disabilities, including universal design for learning, differentiation, and specially designed instruction.
  • Ability to analyze data, identify needs, and collaboratively plan and provide professional development activities.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.
  • Pursuit of personal professional development and training in areas relevant to the TTAC mission and vision.

This is a twelve-month non-tenure track position, competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with credentials and experience. The anticipated start date of May 2, 2022 is negotiable.

Contact Dr. John McNaught (mcnaugjt@jmu.edu) with questions.

Click here to begin the application process: https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10978
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