ESS Coordinator, Greyhills Academy High School

ESS Coordinator



Job ID:


May 07, 2024

Contact Information:
Greyhills Academy High School
P.O. BOX 160
Tuba City, AZ 86045
District Website

Genevieve Begay
Phone: 928-283-6271
Fax: 928-283-6604
District Email

Job Description:

JOB TITLE:                                      Exceptional Student Services Coordinator

SUPERVISOR:                                School Principal

DEPARTMENT:                              Exceptional Student Services  

TERM:                                               12 Months


JOB SUMMARY:  To provide Exceptional Student Services (ESS) to Greyhills Academy High School student population; under general direction, manages and coordinates all ESS activities and assist with tutoring program and comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laws and regulations.



1.       Coordinate the ESS Department’s daily educational activities and ensure quality teaching.

2.      Ensure the implementation of IDEA.

3.      Supervise staff in accordance with GAHS policies and procedures and follow through with ESS Departmental Handbook guidelines.

4.      Coordinate needed change based on process analysis.

5.      Schedule and conduct ESS staff meeting with Supervisors and School Administrators.

6.      Provide training in regard to ESS new update laws; IEP standards.

7.       Submit all required written reports to Supervisor before submitting to BIE and NN DODE office for compliance reporting.

8.      Assist staff to resolve complex policies problems in regards to Special Education rules.

9.      Responsible for staff scheduling to include work assignment/rotations and employee training.

10.   Maintains caseload and conduct IEP meetings for students assigned.

11.    Represent GAHS ESS Department and advocate to service for ESS students in obtaining necessary services.

12.   Attends national, regional, and tribal level Special Education conference; provide cross training at ESS departmental level.

13.   Directs and coordinates Special Education programs with contract/grant school, BIE federal ESS requirements and coordinate with DODE policies systems, public agencies, and state institutions to teach students with identified disabilities and coordinating with the Assistant Principal.

14.   Formulates policies and procedures for new or revised programs or activities, such as screening, placement, education, and training of students.

15.   Evaluates Special Education programs to ensure that objectives for student education are met.

16.   Interprets laws, rules, and regulations to students, parents, and staff.

17.   Recruits, selects, and evaluates staff for Special Education Department.

18.   Prepares budget and solicits funds to provide financial support for programs.

19.   Prepares reports for federal, state, and local/tribal regulatory agencies.

20.  May contract with agencies for needed services, such as clinical/psychological services and follow through with GAHS financial/budgetary protocol process.

21.   May administers achievement tests to measure student level of performance as directed by Principal.

22.  Adhere to CDC guidelines, clean, disinfect surfaces and equipment’s on high touched areas, follow SDS specifications, maximize fresh air ventilation, wear PPE during cleaning process, regularly wash hands, and use hand sanitizer. Wear face mask.

23.  Demonstrate a high level of employee morale to promote a positive and productive work environment for all stakeholders.

24.  Performs other duties as assigned.



·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Psychology, or related education field;

·         Completed at least two (2) years’ experience as a Special Education teacher;

·         Successful employment history for three (3) consecutive years with one employer;

·         A valid Arizona Teaching certificate in Special Education issued by the Arizona Department of Education;

·         Trained in the administration of standardized and criterion referenced academic tests and observations;

·         Knowledge of organizational and record keeping skills;

·         Knowledge of the regulations and procedures specified in the IDEA 2004;

·         Knowledge and experience working with SPED Programs/Departments;

·         Knowledge of IDEA laws and regulations;

·         Ability to interpret said tests and observation in relation to cognitive abilities;

·         Ability to oversee the fiscal responsibilities of Special Education funding;

·         Ability to coordinate meetings with parents, students, and teachers;

·         Ability to supervise and work with both classified and certified staff;

·         Must have excellent communication skills and complete written reports;

·         Required to be fully aware of IEP planning, requirements, and written plans;

·         Must pass Federal, State, and Tribal background checks;

·         Must have a Basic First Aid, CPR certification and Food Handlers Permit;

·         Must have a valid Arizona State Driver’s License;

·         Such alternative qualifications as the School Board may find acceptable and appropriate.


·         Master’s Degree in Special Education or related educational field;

·         Completed five years (5) experience working at a secondary level;

·         Understanding and respect for Native American Culture, Heritage, and Language.

SUPERVISION GIVEN:  ESS Student Data/Records Technician, ESS Teachers, ESS Transition Teacher, Behavior Health Specialist, Assistive Technology Technician, and ESS Paraprofessionals

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Duties are performed indoors, outdoors, and remotely. The noise level is usually moderate or loud depending upon the student population and activities. Incumbent may be exposed to all types of weather and road conditions when attending workshops, meetings, and conferences in or out of state. Adhere to school safety mitigation protocols.  

EVALUATION:   Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.


Greyhills Academy High School is a Tribally Controlled School (TCS) located on the Navajo Nation. 

Please visit the school website to obtain the employment application and adhere to the applicaiton checklist.   Once all documents are received, an interview will be scheduled for you.