School Site Administrator for 2017/2018 School Year - East Valley

Job Locations US-AZ-Gilbert
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Desert Choice Schools


Desert Choice Schools- certified K-12 Private Day School is looking for a School Site Admin for the East Valley. The areas this position is responsible for is Gilbert, Queen Creek and Casa Grande( travel between sites is requred). Potential travel to Yuma, AZ once a week in the future. Mileage is paid.


Desert Choice Schools, a Learn It Family of Companies division, is a certified K -12 Private Day School approved by the Arizona Department of Education to provide Special Education Services for the following disability categories:  Autism (A), Emotional Disability and Emotional Disability-Private (ED) (ED-P),Developmental Delay (DD), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID),Orthopedic Impairment (OI), Other Health Impaired (OHI), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),Visually Impaired (VI), and Speech-Language Impairment (SLI).


Are you interested in a management position working with a company that makes a difference in the lives of students with special needs? If so, Desert Choice Schools is looking for a Site Administrator to work in our classrooms. This is a great opportunity to join a growing, interdisciplinary team of professionals focused on creating exceptional learning experiences for children in need.


In this position, you would oversee and be a part of a private special education day school team. This team works with school districts to deliver the highest-quality services to students with special needs. As a Site Administrator, you will be using your background to support a team of School Psychologists, Special Education Teachers and Behavior Technicians in many facets of our program including;  Clinical Program, Curriculum/Instruction, and Special Education Services. You will be supported by an area manager and executive director of the program, a team of several educators and technicians would report to the Site Administrator.  


Who is Desert Choice Schools?

Desert Choice Schools is a private special education day school that partners with Learn It Systems a national education organization whose mission is to help all children succeed in school and in life. We value team members who exhibit collaboration, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students who struggle to be successful.  We are excited to find great people that share our passion to help children and their families. You can learn more about working at Desert Choice Schools and meet some of our people by visiting our web site at  


Key Responsibilities

The Site Administrator will be a part of a team that works with students with social, emotional and behavioral needs by providing oversight to clinical program implementation, classroom management, curriculum and instructional practices, Special Education compliance, hiring, succession planning and mentoring of employees. This position oversees several classrooms which consist of a special education teacher and one to three behavior technicians and a school psychologist. Additional duties include collaborating and maintaining relationships with clients and districts, managing all Special Education meetings, ensure compliance with all Special education policies and procedures, consulting with the staff and district personnel, manage all enrollment and reintegration activities, provision of professional development activities for employees, oversee staffing including performance, and assisting HR with hiring needs, effective communication with parents and all clientele, ensuring instruction and curricular implementation is aligned with our values, and general supervision of the program.


Why Join Our Team?

At Desert Choice Schools, we believe it’s our people that set us apart. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefit package including;

  • Full-time, 12-month position
  • Professional development allowance
  • Comprehensive health and financial benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement/401k
  • Mentorship and training programs
  • Relocation assistance and travel reimbursement (for some locations)
  • Paid time off




  • Active and valid School Psychologist or Special Education Teaching Certificate by AZ state
  • Experience working with emotional and/or behaviorally challenged students
  • Management experience preferred
  • PCMA certified is a plus but not required.  We can provide PCMA training for you.
  • Collaborate and able to receive to feedback, mentoring and direction from peers and supervisors
  • Maintain a professional and clinical perspective at all times, able to not internalize or personalize (e.g. emotionally) in regards certain student behaviors or mannerisms that occur
  • Must have the strength and dexterity to safely and effectively use Crisis Management Interventions (including the use of therapeutic holds) of all involved (e.g. self, student, other employees


Desert Choice Schools/Learn It Systems offers a competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits plan, includin 401(k), PTO, and paid holidays.  Desert Choice Schools/Learn It Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants must be presently eligible to work in the United States.


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