My position will be to support students with significant behaviour challenges in regular classrooms and their teachers, support staff and parents. This is different from other school districts where I have worked. There are no separate programs for students with special needs. What I have seen already is the huge investment of time and energy that principals, teachers and other staff provide in planning and providing supports for these students rather than a single special education teacher. This is teamwork in action. A bonus is the availability of District Administrators to discuss issues and provide guidance.
My position is to help these school-based teams to access already available supports and work with outside agencies to be more effective and efficient and provide direct supports to students when needed.
I'm looking forward to the challenge!