Job Description

Position Information

Job Title: Director of Grimes County Special Education Cooperative  

Exemption Status/Test: Exempt

Reports to: Grimes County Superintendents   Date Revised: 04/05/2024


Primary Purpose:

Coordinate staff members to ensure provision of needed services for students eligible for special education. Work to meet the needs of all eligible students and ensure compliance with all state, federal, and local requirements.  Other duties as assigned by the Grimes County Superintendent Board of Directors.



Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignment

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of federal and state special education law

Understanding of the individual needs of students with disabilities

Ability to communicate with all levels of students with disabilities and their parents

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Ability to interpret data

Ability to manage personnel

Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills

Ability to utilize computerized applications

Knowledge of instructional and behavioral interventions to utilize with students with disabilities

Ability to coach teachers and consult with administrators about effective instructional and behavioral strategies

Strong consultative skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, campus administrators and students


Five years’ experience in special education

Three years’ leadership and/or administrative experience (Special Education)

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies

1. Consult with superintendents regarding laws and legal guidelines pertaining to special education

2. Support special education programs and services to meet students’ needs.

3. Support campus administrators in planning and providing services to students with disabilities.

4. Plan and implement staff development for member districts regarding special education

5. Ensure the use of technology in the special education process.

6. Coordinate staff development for use of specialized equipment and adapted materials for teachers and students

7. Encourage and support the development of innovative instructional programs, helping teachers to pilot such efforts when appropriate.

8. Assist in planning for resources, and materials to support goals established for special education

9. Monitor the admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) process in member districts.

10. Serve as a liaison between Grimes County Co-Op and other agencies serving students in the area, Texas Workforce, and ESC 6.

11. Participate in ARD committee meetings when needed to ensure the appropriate placement and development of individual education plans and accommodation plans for students according to district procedures.

12. Monitor transition services for special education students entering and exiting public school programs.

13. Ensure that curriculum renewal is continuous and responsive to student needs.

14. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policies for psychological services, assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.

15. Approve requests and bid contracts for contracted service providers as needed to meet student needs

16. Comply with all districts campus routines and regulations.

17. Assist member districts in the use of evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to gauge special education program effectiveness

Student Management

18. Demonstrate support for the district’s student management policies and expected student behavior related to students with disabilities.

19. Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, campus administrators and teachers concerning vital issues.

20. Exchange essential information about special education students with member district personnel, counselors or other staff members.

21. Serve as a resource to parents and outside agencies on behalf of students with special needs

Policy, Reports, and Law

22. Recommend sound policies to improve program.

23. Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in area of special education.

24. Compile, maintain and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

25. Coordinate with member districts to provide SHARS assistance and Financial assistance

26. Participate in annual training for Random Moment Time Study, SHARS Cost Report, etc.

27. Provide opportunities for Navasota ISD and member districts staff to participate in professional development as it relates to special education

Budget and Inventory

28. Administer the Grimes County Co-Op Budget (IDEA B and 437 Local) to ensure cost effective and prudent fund management

29. Collaborate with member districts for budget and estimated costs throughout the year

30. Maintain a current inventory of supplies and equipment and recommend the replacement and disposal of equipment when necessary.

31. Approve and forward purchase orders for supplies and materials

32. Work cooperatively with fiscal agent staff for accounting and fund management

Personnel Management

33. Review and revise job descriptions as needed

34. Develop staff development training options and/or improvement plans to ensure exemplary operations in the special education area.

35. Evaluate job performance of Grimes County Co-Op employees to ensure effectiveness.

36. Recruit and select Grimes County Co-Op personnel in collaboration with superintendents

37. Monitor Grimes County Co-Op personnel and manage caseload assignments

Communication and Community Relations

38. Work with community agencies providing services to students and notify parents and students of available services.

39. Participate in professional organizations and serve on community boards.

40. Articulate the Coop’s mission and goals in the area of special education to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.

41. Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.

42. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement

Supervisory Responsibilities:

43. Supervise and evaluate the performance of Grimes County Co-Op Staff annually

44. Assist member districts with staff evaluations when requested


45. Exhibit professional ethics

46.  Comply with fiscal agent policies, operating guidelines, and administrative procedures


47.   Accept and complete additional duties as directed by Grimes County Co-Op Board

48. Demonstrate capacity from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds


49.  Work cooperatively with colleagues, teachers, administrators and superintendents.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used : Personal computer and peripherals, and other instructional equipment

Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking

Lifting: May require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist nonambulatory students, and lift and move adaptive and other classroom equipment; may work prolonged or irregular hours

Environment: Exposure to biological hazards

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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