2023-2024 Dean of Special Education

  • Crescent City Schools
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 01/23/2023

Job Description

 The Dean of Special Education impacts students’ lives by:

  • Embodying, advocating, and operationalizing the mission, vision, and direction of the school
  • Achieving dramatic and consistent improvement in the academic performance of students with exceptionalities
  • Ensuring that all students with IEPs are case managed and appropriate services are provided
  • Ensuring that the school complies with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations governing students with exceptionalities
  • Conferring with students’ families, school leadership, testing specialists, and other professionals to develop IEPs designed to promote students’ academic, physical, and social development
  • Developing flexible groups for students within individual classes with the assistance of teachers
  • Coordinating School Building Level Committees and review of student IEPs; offering detailed recommendations on successful techniques for meeting accommodations
  • Observing and providing feedback to teachers and paraprofessionals to improve academic outcomes for students
  • Supporting and leading professional development and growth of faculty, especially with regard to special education 
  • Participating in daily, weekly, and quarterly meetings about student achievement
  • Using leadership feedback and goal-setting to improve daily practice
  • Participating in the life of the school, including student activities and events
  • Taking on other tasks as needed


Apply now if you: 

  • Believe in the mission and values of Crescent City Schools
  • Believe in the unlimited potential of each child
  • Have an outstanding record of working with students with exceptionalities
  • Inspire your students and colleagues
  • Have a BA or BS Degree
  • Possess Louisiana Special Education Teacher Certification (or equivalent certification in another state)

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • This is an in-person role


About Crescent City Schools

Crescent City Schools is a nonprofit Charter Management Organization whose mission is to support and develop open-enrollment charter schools that raise student achievement and prepare students for college. Crescent City Schools currently operates three PreK-8th grade open-enrollment charter schools: Harriet Tubman and Dorothy Height Charter Schools on the West Bank, and Akili Academy in the Upper Ninth Ward. Our organization creates life-changing educational experiences for students and, through this work, transforms a city.


At Crescent City Schools, we believe in inspiring people. And we firmly believe our success is driven by dedicated and talented employees. Crescent City Schools is committed to attracting and retaining the best professionals in education, with an array of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


Compensation is competitive and based on experience.

We offer a fantastic benefits package. 

Grade Range

Early Childhood (PK-2), Elementary, Middle


Dean, SpEd

School Year

2023-24 SY