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Special Education Director Resume

The article offers some information about the job description and the most important requirements for this position. Several tips on how to make your resume more attractive are mentioned as well. You will also find enclosed a sample resume for a position of Special Education Director.


Special Education usually refers to specific school programs designated to students who have exceptional educational performances or, on the contrary, they present learning difficulties or disabilities. Special Education Directors are responsible for supervising and coordinating the overall administrative aspects within the school. Although the job requirements vary depending on the type of special education provided by the school and also from one employer to another, some requests remain the same. A good Special Education Director should have a strong educational background, excellent interpersonal skills, patience and sense of responsibility. Most employers also require their candidates a few years of teaching experience.

In order to build an attractive resume it is important to include all the necessary information, to be specific and clear. Begin your resume by writing all the contact information and other relevant data. Pay attention when you write the professional objective, it has to state exactly what you want to do. The following sections, the personal and professional competencies, the previous working experience and studies are very important. Therefore, mention all the relevant experiences, all the studies and additional courses you've attended as well as the skills and qualities that recommend you for the job.

Special Education Director Resume Sample

Howard Hamilton
Lightwood Street, Miami

Contact information

Name: Howard Hamilton
Address: Lightwood Street, Miami
Birth date: 11.02.1970
Marital Status: Married


I am looking for a position as a Special Education Director where I can use my managing skills and my experience in working with disabled students in order to contribute to the school's growth and attract more students.


Responsible, reliable and experienced Special Education Director, with excellent communication abilities and project management skills, I am looking forward to become a member of your team and be part of the school's success and development.

Skills and qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Efficient in time management;
  • Organized;
  • Strategic planner;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Leadership abilities
  • Team worker;
  • Adaptability and flexibility;
  • Problem solver and people oriented;
  • Results oriented and focused;
Work experience

Special Education Coordinator,
Ben's Special School, 2005-present

Duties and responsibilities

  • Developing, implementing and supervising special educational programs;
  • Recruiting, hiring and training new special education personnel;
  • Providing administrative support and representing the institution;
  • Designing marketing campaigns in order to attract more students;
  • Providing support and assistance to disabled students;
  • Handling annual school budgets
Admission Director,
Franklin College, 2000-2005

Duties and responsibilities

  • Planning, designing and supervising the admission programs;
  • Developing and implementing admission policies, objectives and criteria;
  • Organizing documents and statement for admission;
  • Reviewing admission applications and providing counseling to candidates;
  • Evaluating educational background of applicants
Education and training

Master's Degree in Business Administration, University of Miami
Bachelor's Degree in English Literature, University of Miami
Psycho Pedagogical Module, Levels I and II
Project Manager Training

Achievements and affiliations

Designing a successful special program which enabled mentally disabled children to learn faster
Member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America

Areas of interest

Children Psychology
Team Management


References available upon request

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