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ARD Facilitator (2023-2024)

Company: Keller Independent School District
Location: Keller
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:


Implements the Special Education Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) process. Conduct ARD meetings at assigned campuses. Complete all required documentation in the development and completion of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students at assigned campuses. Maintain student records and work collaboratively with other personnel to develop plans for services for students with special needs.


The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

  • Maintain a commitment to the District mission; model District expectations through personal leadership and actively support the efforts of others to achieve District goals.
  • Utilize effective communication and collaboration skills between and among various areas of the organization to maximize service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in relating to staff, the Board of Trustees, and community members.
  • Ensure that timeline requirements are met for all students regarding annual ARDs, Written Notice to Parents of ARD/IEP meetings, and maintain appropriate documentation of the ARD/IEP process.
  • Collect and organize relevant data from student's cumulative folder, classroom teachers(s), principal, support staff, parents, and outside resource people;
  • Consult parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals concerning the educational needs of students to enhance facilitation of educational programs.
  • Coordinate with all parties, prepare documentation, and participate in the ARD Committee regarding appropriate placement and development of IEP's for students according to District procedures, state and federal guidelines.
  • Assist classroom teachers and other District staff with the implementation of the IEP and the development of strategies for learning to maximize student success.
  • Establish and maintain professional communication with parents, students, and District personnel; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
  • Participate in Special Education meetings, campus committees, etc. as requested by supervisor.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local Board Policy in the areas of placement, and planning for Special Education services.
  • Continually learn and build personal and professional capacity.
  • Maintain a supportive, positive, and professional attitude regarding all aspects of the job responsibilities, administration, and District/campus goals.
  • Positively represent Keller ISD and the District administration at public venues and/or
  • activities; maintain a professional appearance, manner and work habit.
  • Utilize effective communication skills; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
  • Develop and implement systems to enhance the positive work environment as aligned with Core Documents.
  • Develop and maintain systems for retrieval of information in support of all programs; compile, maintain, file, and secure all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents.
  • Pursue professional development activities for self and assigned staff; ensure that professional development activities are aligned with district goals and initiatives and current professional research.
  • Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
  • Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
    • None

      • Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories
      • Knowledge of special education ARD process and legal requirements for documentation of student needs in the IEP process.
      • Ability to keep technical and professional records and to make appropriate reports and recommendations
      • Excellent computer skills utilizing special education software and databases effectively and efficiently
      • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and data

        • Bachelor's Degree
        • Master's Degree (preferred)
        • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate
          • Minimum of 5 years successful teaching experience in either special education and/or administrative experience in the ARD/IEP process.
            • Maintain emotional control under stress
            • Frequent district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned
            • Moderate lifting and carrying required in working with special education students


              This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Keywords: Keller Independent School District, Keller , ARD Facilitator (2023-2024), Other , Keller, Texas

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