Program Director-Dr. J.P. Lord School

Dr. J. P. Lord is a program within the Omaha Public Schools for students with multiple disabilities. The majority of our students have severe mental and physical disorders, and they are considered to be the most medically fragile children in our District. Students range in age from 5 – 21. The major focus areas for our students include communication skills, motor skills, life skills, and wellness. Students in our program take the Nebraska Alternate Assessment and they are learning basic math, literacy, science, and social science skills. Access to computers, Smart Boards, and other technology has provided students greater opportunities to participate in many learning activities. Students attend many age-appropriate events throughout the year such as homecoming, prom, and graduation. Students also enjoy community-based learning opportunities and reverse integration with community volunteers, who participate in student activities in the classrooms. We are proud to be J. P. Lord Pandas!

Position Purpose:  The program director at JP Lord will serve as the instructional leader providing educators with the necessary district focus, research, and data information to best develop effective curriculum and instructional skills for medically fragile students with multiple disabilities. This person must be an excellent leader who is committed to improving outcomes for students with disabilities by establishing expectations for consistent use of appropriate cognitive, sensory, self-help, and communication programs as identified on Individual Education Programs (IEPs).


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Additional Information

The program director at JP Lord will also assume other district level duties as assigned to support the effective planning and implementation of other special education programs and services for students with disabilities across the district. This person plays an integral role in ensuring that compliance is maintained by supporting implementation of special education rules and regulations.

Individuals interested in the program director position may be asked to first complete and gain entry to the Principal Candidate Pool. The Principal Candidate Pool screening process provides opportunities for candidates to demonstrate their proficiency on the OPS Principal Competencies.


Job Title:  Program Director

Location: JP Lord

Reports To: Director of Special Education

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 10 month / 210 days, Exempt

Contact Information

Nebraska - Omaha Public Schools
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Erin Perry
(p) (531) 299-9776

How to Apply

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This position closes on March 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.