1. The SPED Specialist shall serve as the school’s Local Education Agency (LEA) representative for SPED staffing’s.

2. Ensure that school staffing’s, re-evaluations and parent conferences for students with disabilities are scheduled and completed.

3. Assist with on-site in-service training to school-based personnel on an ongoing basis.

4. Coordinate and/or conduct interventions, achievement evaluations and observations of students with disabilities.

5. Serve as the LEA representative of the Multi-Disciplinary Team for eligibility, placement and dismissal decisions for students in the least restrictive environment.

6. Ensure that appropriate Individual Education Plans (IEP), Educational Plans (EP) and 504 Accommodation Plans are developed and implemented.

7. Implement protocols for monitoring Matrix of Services on a regular basis utilizing available reports.

8. Review Matrix of Services to verify alignment to the services as written in the IEP.

9. Provide technical support for transition services and ensure the completion of the transition IEP meetings for secondary students with disabilities in grades 8-12.

10. Monitor the review of SPED cumulative folders for accuracy and compliance for FTE purposes.

11. Assist teachers in implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support and effective classroom management strategies including Functional Assessment of Behavior and Behavioral Intervention Plans.

12. Provide information regarding curriculum, related services, and program delivery systems to the SPED region and District supervisors as requested.

13. Participate in in-service training programs designed to provide procedural and curricular assistance.

14. Keep current on best practices, research, trends, literature and technical sources of information related to job responsibility.

15. Ensure adherence to maintaining a safe learning environment.

16. Perform other duties as assigned by the school principal, region or District SPED administrators.

17. Adhere to federal and State laws, as well as School Board policies.


1. Education – An earned master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; Florida certification in at least one area of exceptionality.

2. Experience – Minimum of five (5) years of successful Special Education teaching experience.

3. Computer skills are required for the position.

Note: Behavior Management Teachers, Placement Specialists and Program Specialists assigned as a SPED Specialist at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year, who do not meet the qualifications, will be grandfathered in.

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