Company Description:

As a leader in providing high quality education for low income students, KIPP Memphis Public Schools (KIPP Memphis) is a network of open enrollment, tuition-free, college preparatory public charter schools. KIPP Memphis is part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of high performing public charter schools. KIPP’s network spans more than 200 schools across the US and is known for having high expectations, focusing on results and ensuring students achieve their post-high school goals. The mission of KIPP Memphis is “Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.”

Founded in 2002, KIPP Memphis serves elementary, middle, and high school students in North Memphis. The KIPP Memphis team and family serves as a model of excellence and collaborates with other community organizations to raise the overall quality of education in Memphis.


Job Description:

The Special Populations Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and oversight of services for all special populations, including students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), students with 504 plans and  students who are designated as English Language Learners (ELLs). 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the provision of all services for students with IEPs, students designated as ELLs and students with 504s
  • Create service and class schedules ensuring that the school is in compliance with all mandates while maximizing learning time
  • Support with the development and implementation of the  school wide plan for Response to Intervention (RTI) and train teachers as necessary
  • Coordinate and attend all of the following:
    • Initial evaluations, IEP annual reviews, triennials, MDRs, etc.
    • Related services
    • Initiating Manifestation Determination Reviews (MDRs)
  • Oversee and/ or tracking the following data:
    • Service provision for billing
    • IEP goals
    • Student achievement
      • Diagnostic Data
      • Progress monitoring data
      • Interim Assessment/Benchmark Data
    • MDRs and suspensions
    • Compliance timelines
  • Coordinating and overseeing progress monitoring and reporting for all students with IEPs and students designated as ELLs
  • Teach special education classes, depending on the schools caseload of students
  • Coordinate the creation and implementation of 504 plans with families and staff 
  • Coordinate and oversee all required family communication and create best practices around family engagement for the families of the school’s special populations
  • Oversee/Coordinate  the IEP writing for annual reviews (Special Education teachers write, Special Populations Coordinator reviews)
  • Provide advice on class placements/schedules based on services
  • Manage special education teachers depending on the caseload of the students
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Director of Special Populations



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Active Tennessee teaching license in Special Education
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and multi-tasking skills
  • Capability to personally build, develop and retain strong relationships with school leaders, teachers, families, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success building and leading multiple functions and managing a dynamic team of professionals to succeed in their roles, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, initiate process improvements, exhibit flexibility, and drive results 
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail 


  • Master’s Degree

Additional Information:

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience, degree attainment, and credentials. A competitive benefits package will also be offered. 

ADA Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing and actively observing teachers
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to facilitate classroom transitions by walking through hallways and up and down stairs with students

KIPP Memphis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. KIPP Memphis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

All application information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.