About Us

Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves 1,800 students from Mott Haven, University Heights, and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network is growing from its current four elementary and two middle schools to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. The Charter Management Organization (CMO) for Brilla Schools Network is Seton Education Partners, an organization inspired by the Catholic educational tradition, that also manages the Seton Teaching Fellows missionary program and El Camino, an optional after-school Catholic faith formation program. At the heart of the Seton educational mission is our dedication to help students become young men and women of good character and spirit who are prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. 

Brilla combines a Classical approach to education – an emphasis on a content-rich curriculum, inquiry-driven instruction, and virtue formation that fosters an appreciation of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness – with individualized instructional support. We approach the formation of our students holistically and maintain high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, our staff members, and the families we serve.

Position Overview

The Assistant Principal of Student Services is dedicated to the premise that every student enrolled in a school of the Brilla Schools Network has inestimable dignity and worth and that the path of life-long should be open to all. The Assistant Principal of Student Services is responsible for directing and facilitating the campus-based support of diverse learners by ensuring that compliance mandates are met for students receiving specialized services. The Assistant Principal of Student Services manages and develops the school-based Student Services Team, composed of grade-level Learning Specialists, school Social Workers, Speech Pathologists, and related services providers. Reporting to the School Principal and network Director of Student Services, the Assistant Principal of Student Services is directly responsible for implementing Brilla’s Multi-tiered Student Supports framework, ensuring all federal and state compliance regulations are met, creating related service providers’ schedules and communicating regularly with outside agencies, managing direct communication with the Committee for Special Education, and analyzing school-based and student-based data for interventions. The Assistant Principal, Student Services is a strategic thinker and team leader, works diligently and proactively to problem-solve in a collaborative manner, and inspires and coaches a team of staff to be high quality practitioners. 

Core Competencies & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, administer, and ensure compliance with NYSED regulations, emphasizing collaboration with NYC Department of Education
  • Integrate special education services through collaboration with school teams
  • Craft and review IEPs to reflect specific requirements and ambitions of the student population
  • Oversee annual reviews, reevaluations, and ensure timely, accurate reporting to city and state agencies
  • Monitor and report on the efficacy of the special education program to school leadership and governance boards
  • Collaborate closely with teachers, counselors, advisors, and relevant personnel for seamless service provision
  • Lead and facilitate special education meetings, interfacing with NYC DOE representatives and stakeholders
  • Engage parents, guardians, and the local community to foster a partnership in supporting the unique student population
  • Manage the special education budget, ensuring alignment with charter guidelines and collaboration with the school's financial team
  • Stay updated on NYC-specific special education initiatives, research, and best practices
  • Provide, promote, and participate in professional development opportunities to keep staff at the forefront of special education practices
  • Lead the development and implementation of best practices as the Special Education Inclusion Coordinator
  • Ensure student success by working closely with staff, students, and families, addressing challenges effectively
  • Maintain compliance with all relevant laws and policies regarding student IEPs and 504s
  • Coordinate with the Committee on Special Education (CSE) for securing and managing relevant service providers, including screenings
  • Schedule and coordinate all aspects of student IEP reviews and oversee integrated co-teaching classrooms and support services
  • Manage the evaluation process, including classroom observations and testing, and advocate for classroom accommodations
  • Work closely with families in all grades to support students' academic and social-emotional growth through the IEP process
  • Maintain student records related to special education issues and prepare reports for regulatory agencies
  • Use standards-based assessment data to refine and differentiate curriculum and instruction
  • Collaborate with general education teachers, school leaders, and families to analyze trends in student work samples and assessments
  • Gather academic growth data and write goals for annual IEP meetings
  • Provide pull-out, push-in, small group, and one-on-one instruction, implementing strategies for differentiated instruction
  • Support enrollment processes and contribute to Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Provide coaching and observation for Multilingual Learners (MLL) Specialists, Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), and Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) provided by Learning Specialists
  • Address student well-being by focusing on social-emotional needs and fostering a positive school culture

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, or a related field.
  • Possession of current Special Education, ESL or ELL teaching certification. 
  • 3+ years of relevant urban, elementary or middle teaching experience with demonstrated student results.
  • Administrative certification and 3+ years of leadership experience (preferred).
  • Spanish language proficiency (preferred).
  • Technologically proficient in relevant tools and platforms.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.. 

The base pay range for this position is $115,000-$138,806 per year in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Pay may vary within the stated range, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

 

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