Special Education Regional Specialist

South Cook

Distinguishing Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate professional development learning activities to build capacity to support Special Educators in the areas of special education, math, literacy, family engagement, mentoring and induction, MTSS, and social-emotional learning. 
  • Participate in collaborative preparation and planning meetings with ESE Network and South Cook ISC staff
  • Develop regional networks for mentoring new special educators, veteran special educators, and special education directors
  • Provide targeted coaching and technical assistance to districts and schools in the following areas: literacy, math, learning trajectories, student engagement, Universal Design for Learning, and differentiated instruction
  • Provide targeted resources, educational materials, and technical assistance to address family engagement, two-way communication, and social-emotional needs
  • Provide targeted coaching and technical assistance to districts related to co-teaching and professional learning communities
  • Facilitate connections between institutions of higher education and teacher preparedness to develop innovative solutions for special education openings
  • Participate in Professional Development activities
  • Attend State/Regional meetings when applicable
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License
  • Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1)
  • Five years of teaching experience
  • Coaching experience (preferred)
  • Ability to collect and analyze data from various sources and evaluate and make recommendations.
  • Skilled in technology and data analysis.
  • Proven experience working with adult learners
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, demonstrate self-discipline and initiative, and follow state, federal, and district guidelines.


This is a 12-month employee with salary and benefits contingent upon qualifications and experience. 

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobapplicants@s-cook.org.

To apply for this job email your details to jobapplicants@s-cook.org