Roles & Responsibilities for Special Education Services School Personnel

  • Principal

    Responsibilties:

    • Member of IEP Team Meeting as administrator
    • Ensures implementation of services
    • Ensures implementation of Goals and Objectives
    • Supervises on-site special education personnel
    • Classroom assignments

    When to Contact:

    • Not able to resolve special education concerns after talking with school special education personnel
    • School issues unrelated to special education

    Psychologist

    Responsibilties:

    • Co-develops assessment plan with SAI teacher
    • Conducts assessments as per plan
    • Member of IEP Team as appropriate
    • Provides services as identified on IEP, such as counseling services, social skills training, etc.
    • Develops behavior plans

    When to Contact:

    • Questions about assessments
    • Questions about implementation of specific services - counseling and social skills
    • Questions about implementation of behavior plan

    SAI (Specialized Academic Instruction) Teacher

    Responsibilties:

    • Co-develops assessment plan with psychologist
    • Conducts assessments as per plan
    • Member of IEP Team as appropriate
    • Coordinates scheduling of IEP meeting for SAI students and initials
    • Teacher of Record for SAI students
    • Collaborates with general education teachers
    • Implements goals and objectives as per IEP
    • Provides progress reports towards goals and objective


    When to Contact:

    • Referral for special education assessment (initial)
    • Questions about assessment process
    • Questions about date and time of upcoming IEP meeting
    • Request for an additional IEP meeting
    • Questions about implementation of accommodations/modifications in general education setting
    • Questions about Parents/Guardian Rights

    SAI Teacher (Specialized programs)

    Responsibilties:

    • Member of IEP Team as appropriate
    • Coordinate IEP meetings for assigned students
    • Teacher of Record for day class students
    • Responsible for differentiated curriculum and instructional strategies
    • Implements goals and objectives as per IEP
    • Provides progress reports towards goals and objectives
    • Collaborates with general education teacher regarding mainstreamed students
    • Collaborates with paraeducators assigned to classroom

    When to Contact:

    • Questions about curriculum and/or instructional strategies
    • Questions about goals and objectives
    • Questions about mainstreaming
    • Questions about aides
    • Request for an additional IEP meeting
    • Questions about Parents/Guardian Rights

    Itinerant Staff (Speech, OT, PT, APE)

    Responsibilties:

    • Member of IEP Team as appropriate
    • Conducts assessments as per Assessment Plan
    • Implements goals and objectives as per IEP
    • Provides progress reports towards goals and objectives

    When to Contact:

    • Questions about goals and objectives
    • Questions about services

    Paraeducators

    Responsibilties:

    • Supports students in general education, special education classrooms, and playground as per the IEP
    • Is a member of the student's learning team
    • Takes data

    Contact SAI teacher with any questions.