Education Bureau Chief for Dyslexia & Reading Disabilities


Recruitment #220713-3181MP-100


Do you enjoy developing, coordinating, supervising, monitoring, and evaluating educational services to School Districts, Regional School Districts, Unified School Districts, and other related educational entities? Are you passionate about structured literacy and its impact on dyslexia education? Does a career in public service excite you? If so, come make an impact by serving your State. Read below & apply today! 

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is now accepting applications for the exciting, anticipated role of Education Bureau Chief for Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities (Education Bureau Chief). The Chief will provide management and oversight of the newly developed Office of Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities, which is responsible for compliance verification of educator preparation programs (EPP) and applicants, to professional educator certification, with statute relating to dyslexia instruction and training requirements, reviewing and recommending changes as necessary to the state board of education process, for approval of educator preparation programs related to such compliance verifications.

The Education Bureau Chief for Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities will serve as a leader, utilizing their expertise in higher education, dyslexia, and structured literacy to review, identify, develop, update, and implement evidence-based structured literacy competency targets, evaluations and compliance measures related to EPPs to determine the compliance of educator preparation programs in the inclusion, within the curriculum, instruction in literacy skills and processes that reflect current research and best practices in the field of literacy training. The Chief will be responsible for overseeing the development of model dyslexia in-service training programs for use by local and regional boards of education that will align with identified educator structured literacy competencies. Additionally, the Chief will collaborate on the development of evidence-based reading assessments that will assist in identifying students at risk for dyslexia or other reading-related learning disabilities. Additionally, the Chief will appoint full time staff as necessary for the operations of the office.

Our ideal candidate will have experience and possess certification in Integrated Early Childhood, Comprehensive Special Education and Remedial Reading. They will be passionate about applying data and analytics to furthering the learning experience in support of producing the best educators for our children.

This opportunity is full-time, located in Hartford, CT with potential for telework. We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees and provide professional growth and development opportunities! We provide an incredible opportunity to collaborate with Connecticut’s Educator Preparation Program Providers, Family and Community Partners.

Come join our team today and make an impact while serving your state!

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In the Departments of Aging and Disability Services and Education, this class is accountable for directing the operation of an education services bureau.


Directs Education programs and staff activities and manages all related functions; develops comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and agency mission; participates and makes recommendations in review and formulation of agency policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation; develops or assists in the development of educational programs in area of specialty; provides consultant services for these programs and services; interprets and administers pertinent laws within assigned bureau; controls fiscal operations within bureau by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related resources; evaluates and assesses staff performance; responds to inquiries from the public, Governor’s office, and federal, state and local educators concerning education initiatives and programs; maintains statewide responsibility for all bureau programs and activities and represents agency and state in related activities as required; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management; considerable knowledge of the objectives and purposes of educational programs within area of specialty; considerable knowledge of the principles of professional management; considerable knowledge of public school administration; knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.


An earned advanced degree and ten (10) years of experience in the field of Education or in a related areas.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at the full advanced working level in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service.

Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Education Consultant.


1. A 092 certificate (Intermediate Administrator), or 093 certificate (Superintendent), or Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership, or an Ed.D. (Doctorate in Educational Leadership) may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
2. An advanced degree and three (3) years of managerial experience in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service may substitute for the General Experience and the Special Experience.


  • An 092 Intermediate Administrator, 093 Superintendent or equivalent certification.
  • Experience in Dyslexia diagnosis and intervention.
  • Experience developing and implementing Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Experience with Educator Preparation Program accreditation analysis.
  • Experience with Educator Preparation Program curriculum analysis.
  • Experience with the State Legislative Process.


May be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by the State Board of Education.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.