Special Ed Coordinator, Wilson School District #7

Special Ed Coordinator



Job ID:

East Maricopa

April 03, 2024

Contact Information:
Wilson School District #7
3025 E. Fillmore St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
District Website

Alex Dumas
Phone: 602-681-2204
Fax: 602-275-7517
District Email

Job Description:

The Wilson School District is looking for a Special Ed Coordinator for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. We offer a competitive hiring salary.


Our hiring salary is $57,344.25 to $66,667.75 per year based on experience. Other possible payment (if eligible) $3,000 for National Board-Certified Teacher, $1,500 for BLE, $1,000 for ESL, $500 for Prov ESL.


At Wilson School District, we believe that education should be shaped by a sense of purpose. As the Special Ed Coordinator, you help ensure students have access to high quality education by providing special education services for students identified with emotional disabilities and other conduct-related disabilities.


The primary role of the Special Education Coordinator is to perform such duties necessary to meet full compliance with all exceptional education regulations. This person is responsible for overseeing and writing Exceptional Education paperwork at schools, ensuring compliance with all ExEd caseload IEP and MET meetings as requested by service provider, monitoring students' files for compliance, initiating/maintaining a case manager network, and ensuring progress on goals are being documented by service providers.





  • Coordinating and assuring full state and federal compliance with all aspects of programming (identification, review, dismissal) for students with disabilities per the IDEA, Section 504, and the ADA.
  • Direct special education services for all students with disabilities and ensure that students have access to the core curriculum.
  • Monitor the development and implementation of all aspects of the special education program process.
  • Oversee the Extended School Year (ESY) program
  • Supervising itinerant service providers.
  • Training and overseeing administration of alternative assessments; Participate in collaborative department and site meetings to assist in the analysis and utilization of assessment data to improve student achievement
  • Preparing and reporting accurate and timely data for internal and external regulatory purposes; and
  • Facilitating in the development and implementation of informal academic and behavioral intervention programs for individual students. Serve as a resource in identifying appropriate instructional strategies and research-based interventions for academically and/or behaviorally at-risk students unresponsive to Tier 1 classroom instruction.
  • Collaborate with district personnel, school administrative teams and staff to support delivery of instructional services and supports for students with disabilities.
  • Coordinate the collection of accurate and applicable data relating to student learning and the effectiveness of intervention strategies.
  • Conducts quarterly audits of files.
  • Reviews incoming records/IEPs to determine placement and assign case manager.
  • Provides consultation to parents and teacher regarding student concerns. Maintain open lines of communication regarding special education with all interested parties; respond to concerns of parents, teachers, building and central office administrators, and community members.
  • Serve as a liaison and have active involvement with professionals at the district and site levels.





  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Arizona Teaching certificate
  • Special Education certificate
  • Arizona state teaching certification
  • 3 years minimum experience as a Special Education teacher



  • Experience in case management or building-level program administration is preferred.
  • Together with a high level of educational attainment, the successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and credibility to parents, students, staff, supervisors, and outside agencies through oral and written communication that is timely, confident, and articulate.
  • Critically, an applicant must possess a thorough knowledge of current disability law (IDEA, Section 504), excellent recommendations, experience working with children, ability to perform tasks with precision (attention to detail, adherence to timelines), excellent organizational skills and facility with office technology, and be open to new ideas in education.




Knowledge of:

  • Arizona and Federal Department of Education requirements and regulations
  • Arizona K-12 standards
  • IDEA requirements
  • Assistive technology

Skilled in:

  • IEP writing
  • Providing appropriate modifications and accommodations based on student need
  • Building relationships


Ability to:

  • Lead and manage a team of adults to accomplish goals
  • Design and deliver professional learning
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with teachers, parents, students, and administrators
  • Interpret and answer questions arising from gen ed teachers about special education, inclusion, accommodations, and the child study team process.
  • Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Governing Board policies





The drive and actions to set challenging goals and reach a high standard of performance despite barriers.


Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.


Effectively conveys information.  Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.


Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a group identity characterized by pride, trust, and commitment.


Ensures that information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.


Holds self and others accountable for teaching the curriculum, and measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives and sets priorities. Accepts responsibility for mistakes.


Effectively communicate to audiences in diverse situations through strong written and verbal communication skills.


Works productively and positively with others within and across grade level teams and departments at schools.


Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or innovative programs/processes.


Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.




A belief that all students, regardless of circumstances, can learn at levels higher than their current achievement indicates.

At Wilson School District, we believe that education should be shaped by a sense of purpose. We are dedicated to the total personal development of each student in our district. We believe that the ultimate goal in education should be to prepare a stable, yet adaptive student for a world of rapid change. Our instruction will maintain flexibility in adapting to this ever-changing society. Working together with parents and community, we will strive to develop each student’s intellectual, physical, moral, emotional, aesthetic, creative, and social growth so that the student may become a useful and responsible member of home, community, and society while leading a personally rewarding life.


Every member of our Wilson family—from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus—is shaping the lives of our students every day. It’s not just our work; it is our passion!

We are a Pre-K through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established as the seventh school district organized in Maricopa County in 1879 and named for Mr. W. J. Wilson, a school board member. The district name was changed in the mid-1930’s to Hawkins School. From Wilson to Hawkins to Ward to Skiff, the District was bought by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and relocated to its current location in the early 1980’s and named Wilson Primary and Wilson Elementary, opening on Martin Luther King Day in 1985. The district boundaries cover an area from Roosevelt Street to the north; the Salt River to the south; 40th Street to the east; and 16th Street to the west.



  • Our two-school community offers a close-knit feel.
  • We offer job-embedded professional development as well as a variety of career pathways.
  • We have an exciting STEM program with amazing community partners.

There’s always something to do or see in the Phoenix area. Whether you enjoy watching sports, touring a museum, or hiking and playing outdoors, you’ll find plenty of enjoyable activities to keep you busy.



The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons. WSD is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Alex Dumas, Human Resources Director, at (602) 681-2204 at least 3 days in advance.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.




Wilson School District has a variety of benefits that you can take advantage of.  Some of these benefits include:  A no cost (employee only) District paid Alliance Value health plan, Delta Dental plan, a prescription drug plan, voluntary vision insurance, no cost employee life insurance and accidental and death policy for $50,000, additional voluntary life insurance policy at a reduced cost, 403B and 457C Tax Shelter annuities plan, voluntary short term disability, FLEX spending account for medical expenses and/or dependent care, enrollment into the Arizona State Retirement System.