Special Education Director

Due to retirement, Cozad Community Schools is accepting applications for a Special Education Director.  CCS is a Class C-1 School District, and our Special Education Department supports students from birth to age 21.  We are deeply committed to the MTSS process and are looking for candidates to help lead and grow our systems district-wide.  

It is an exciting time to be a Haymaker, as our stakeholders have invested $26 million in facilities renovations at both the elementary and high school campuses. We believe our students and staff deserve to learn and teach in the best learning environment; our facilities renovations will provide exactly that.  

The Dr. Robert J. Marzano Framework guides our instructional practices, and a sound MTSS process district-wide supports our curriculum integration and supports. We believe all students and staff can succeed through our vision: Cozad Creates Success!  Access our new district Curriculum Website at:  https://www.cozadschools.net/o/cozad-schools/page/curriculum

Applicants should possess a valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with the appropriate administrative endorsement. Cozad Community Schools is located between Kearney and North Platte along Interstate 80. We offer a competitive salary and full-family insurance benefits.  All years of prior experience will be accepted. 

Duties include:

  • Oversee and lead the implementation and development of our process to support all learners who need an individualized education plan. 

  • Support and develop general education staff to effectively educate students on an individual education plan. 

  • Be an active member of our administrative team, and provide insight and leadership to better our process in the district. 

  • Lead and guide our special education certified and support staff, placing them in positions to effectively support and grow our students with special needs.

  • Attend MDT/IEP meetings for students as the district administrator.

  • Serve the district as the Preschool Principal for 2023-2024.

  • Serve the district as one of the PreK-5 Assistant Principals when renovations are complete in August 2024. 

  • Partner in developing and improving our district-wide MTSS process through strong leadership, support, and guidance.

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Additional Information

Please complete the online Teach in Nebraska application and send your cover lettr, resume, transcripts, letters of recommendation and current Nebraska teaching certificate with proper endorsement, in PDF format, to: employment@cozadschools.net.  Review of applicants will continue until a satisfactory candidate is hired.  Position subject to veteran’s preference. EOE.

  • Pay will commensurate with experience and array

  • 215-day contract

Contact Information

Cozad Community Schools
1910 Meridian Avenue
Cozad, Nebraska 69130

James Ford
(p) (308) 784-2745
(f) (308) 217-4504

How to Apply