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Executive Director of Special Education

July 30, 2020

Garland Independent School District

Garland, Texas


  • Master’s Degree
  • Special Education Certification
  • Principal/Mid-Management Certification
  • Three (3) years’ teaching experience; special education preferred
  • Experience in successful leadership role at the District or State level
  • Earned or in progress doctorate
  • Competitive grade point averages on undergraduate and graduate work
  • Evidence of staff development experience, committee work, professional honors/activities and past experience applicable to the position
  • Successful special education supervisory experience at a campus, district, or state level
  • Successful experience in a diverse school district
  • Knowledge of federal and state special education law
  • Knowledge of state and federal compliance reports/indicators such as State
  • Performance Plan (SPP), Residential Facility Monitoring and Results Driven
  • Accountability (RDA)
  • Knowledge of dyslexia education
  • Understanding of the individual needs of special education students
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of special education students and their parents
  • Ability to implement policy and procedures
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills


James Guerra