Director of Special Education – CVES

Champlain Valley Educational Services

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a team of dedicated Special Education professionals to new heights, and to bring your vision for the future to the innovative programs and services we offer.

Achieve your professional goals by guiding the development and implementation of long-range and short-term plans for achieving Special Education objectives.

The Director of Special Education oversees a division of more than 200 teachers and staff with programs located on the Plattsburgh Main Campus and the Mineville Branch Campus serving up to 180 students with administrative support at each site.

CVES offers a unique opportunity to lead, plan, implement and facilitate professional development/in-service for school staff, support newly adopted curriculum implementation, such as the ABA program in the autism classrooms using ACE, and to use technology to increase communication and academic foundation skills as well as progress monitoring.

The Special Education faculty and staff continually receive extensive training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) as one facet of its Behavioral Management Program. TCI and PBIS are both fully integrated into all programs in the Special Education Division.

CVES is offering a salary in the range of $110,000 – $125,000 based on experience, and a full benefit package. The successful candidate will receive a tenure-track probationary appointment.

Currently accepting applications.

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  • Minimum three years experience in leading a strong educational program;
  • Knowledge to interpret, explain and implement special education rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Experience to develop, interpret and monitor program budgets as well as evaluate costs associated with the delivery of services;
  • Competence with the supervision and evaluation of professional staff and school support personnel;
  • Ability to implement best practices and communication strategies to work in collaboration with our CVES component districts, community agencies, SED, and various departments within our BOCES;
  • Experience in providing career pathways for high school and adult
  • An understanding of the Regents Reform Agenda and SED initiatives to implement NYS Next Generation Learning Standards in support of Special Education Programs and Services;
  • Capability to coordinate and complete multiple tasks simultaneously. The commitment to meet internal and external deadlines.


The successful candidate must possess one of the following certificates:

  • School District Administrator (SDA)
  • School District Leader (SDL)

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current résumé
  • Completed application
  • College transcripts
  • Copy of NYS School District Administrator (SDA), School District Leader (SDL) certificate
  • Three current letters of recommendation

To: Dr. Mark Davey, District Superintendent
Champlain Valley Educational Services
P.O. Box 455
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 561-0100 ext. 211

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