Marysville School District 25

Executive Director of Special Education- Congratulations to Michele Roper

The salary will be in the range of $183,000-206,000K plus an excellent comprehensive benefit package.

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a. Title: Executive Director of Special Education
b. Reports To: Superintendent


Executive Director of Special Education:
This position is responsible for leading and implementing special education programs
and services for students with disabilities in accordance with federal and state
regulations; working with the Superintendent to provide instructional leadership for
student learning; working with principals and staff to form an instructional leadership
team that improves student learning; providing leadership for curriculum, assessment,
and professional development for staff; and providing leadership in development,
implementation, and evaluation of special education staff. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This list of essential job functions is not exhaustive and
may be supplemented as necessary.  Depending upon individual assignment, the employee
may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties:

1. Develop and implement a data-driven program to increase student achievement and meet
individual student goals
2. Subscribe to and practice a philosophy of teamwork and professionalism
3. Develop and manage multiple budgets in conformance with budget allocations, district
fiscal procedures, and State and Federal fund source restrictions
4. Work cooperatively with teams from Human Resources, Finance, and Learning &
Teaching departments relative to staffing levels, budgeting, and compliance
5. Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff to promote effective performance
6. Manage and align staff and fiscal resources while fulfilling legal and compliance
7. Ensure timely response to Federal, State, and local grants and reporting requirements
8. Assign, supervise, and evaluate special education programs and staff
9. Supervise School Psychologists, Counselors, Occupational/Physical Therapists, Speech
Language Pathologists
10. Serve as the district contact person for 504’s
11. Supervise district’s nursing services
12. Assist instructional staff in aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment with relevant
standards and learning goals
13. Review and approve student files for special education eligibility and placement
14. Work with principals to develop an atmosphere of respect, interest, and enthusiasm for
delivery of services to students
15. Work positively with a diverse range of parents, staff, agencies, and community members
to establish healthy involvement in planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs
pertaining to special education students

16. Establish professional and ongoing contacts with students, staff, and parents
17. Implement and comply with Federal and State laws and regulations
18. Demonstrate effective oral and written communications
19. Listen and partner with students, families, and community members from diverse ethnic
and cultural backgrounds 
20. Commit to helping every building create the capacity to serve students with disabilities
related to social cognition, behavior challenges, and other special needs through active
participation and training of staff
21. Respond to parents and building needs in a timely and collaborative manner
22. Manage resources to meet legal requirements
23. Comply with all district policies and procedures
24. Comply with the Code of Professional Conduct
25. Perform related duties as assigned

The Marysville School District is located at 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, Washington,
Snohomish County, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest surrounded by the Cascade and
Olympic Mountain ranges and the pristine waters of the Puget Sound. The City of Marysville
neighbors The Tulalip Reservation is located north of Everett and the Snohomish River and
west of Marysville. The Tulalip (pronounced Tuh'-lay-lup) Tribes are successors in interest to
the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and other allied tribes and bands signatory to the
1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. The tribal population is over 5,000 and growing, with 2,700
members residing on the 22,000 acres Tulalip Indian Reservation. The Reservation is rich
with natural resources: marine waters, tidelands, freshwater creeks and lakes, wetlands,
forests, and developable land, The district works closely with The Tulalip Tribes through a
strong partnership in service of students and families.
Snohomish County, the third-most populous county in Washington State, outpaces its larger
counterparts in annual population growth. Boasting a mix of urban and rural communities
and the densest manufacturing region in the nation, new residents flock here for the natural
beauty, economic opportunity, and quality of life.
The district community of learners includes over 10,000 students educated in ten elementary
schools, four middle schools, and four high schools by experienced and dedicated staff. Our
student population is rich in diversity with over 50% of students and families of color. Our
team of approximately 1,500 full- and part-time instructional leaders and committed staff are
dedicated to providing a positive learning experience and a safe learning environment;
socially, emotionally, and physically for each child - every day- as is expressed in our
district's Values, Promise, and Commitment, Strategic Plan and Priorities, Equity Statement.
Educational Equity Policy, and Quality Service Standards. From the Board to the staff level,
they are focused on leading with equity and are taking distinct steps to affect systemic change
to address the needs of those furthest away from educational justice and to increase the
diversity of its teaching staff.

Opportunities abound for students who are provided access to option programs, AP and
Honors classes, CTE preparatory courses for aerospace, early learning, videography, and
culinary learning to name a few, along with the Regional Apprenticeship Program for the
trades. The district is also a leader in the state through the use of technology to enhance
students’ instruction, notably with 1:1 devices. Students are also offered robust extracurricular
programs including choir and band, drama, robotics, and athletic programs, and access to
student clubs and leadership activities.

Learn more about the Marysville School District at
Interested candidates may apply online at

May 12, 2023

Start Date: July 1, 2023
Length of Contract: Annual Contract

Salary Range: 183k – 206k
260 days per year (includes 28 vacation days and 12 holidays)

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