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School Director in Colorado Springs, CO at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job Description


Catapult Learning, a leading provider of special education programming to school districts nationwide, is hiring School Program Director for a new school program within Pikes Peak BOCES. The program, to open in August 2019, will serve students with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, kindergarten through 12th grade, in a highly-structured, therapeutic environment with a focus on rigorous academics.

Catapult Learning is an organization of dedicated people who know how exciting and rewarding it is to help children achieve. Our mission is to create brighter futures for all students, regardless of the learning barriers or other challenges they may face.


The School Director leads the overall management of the facility including program planning and quality, financial administration, personnel, maintenance and facility repairs, employee evaluation and classroom observation, communicating regularly with school district personnel.  Responsibilities include:

  • Observe team in classrooms using observation forms to provide appropriate staff feedback as well as informal coaching
  • Lead weekly staff meetings to share information, offer suggestions and discuss issues and concerns affecting the program and team
  • Attend and participate in Regional activities such as monthly Directors meeting
  • Report facilities issues to the appropriate department for prompt resolution
  • Provide consistent and reliable communication via in person, telephone, newsletters and other written communication with parents, supervisors and district personnel
  • Involve parents in the school program regularly, organizing parent education events throughout the school year
  • Ensure all state licensing policies relating to the health, safety and well-being of children attending the program are followed and in compliance
  • Maintain and implement school’s Early Childhood accreditation status by following prescribed courses of action and criteria
  • Contribute to enrollment growth of the school

Supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Review staff performance by conducting goal review and coach on staff self- evaluation and growth 
  • Monitor staff compliance with school and company policies to ensure outstanding program quality
  • Identify staff and program needs to support professional development opportunities
  • Role model appropriate and professional demeanor to staff, parents and the children in the program as well as school district personnel

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will  have a current license with the Colorado Department of Education in either Special Education or School Social Work, or hold a BCBA credential. A special education director or principal license is a plus. At least 2-3 years of relevant experience is required including some supervisory experience.  Most importantly, we seek a professional who is passionate about understanding that all children can learn, a positive and enthusiastic educator with a service attitude for both internal and external customers.

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