-Must possess a Minnesota K-6 elementary teaching license.
-Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.
The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:
-Provide instruction in the core curriculum areas for which employed; make appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies.
-Develop and implement innovative methods for providing instruction to students.
-Evaluate student performance in accordance with system used by the school; promote student achievement; maintain required student records; make related reports to the school administration.
-Maintain contact and communications with parents of students and work with them to achieve student academic development; participate in parent teacher conferences.
-Manage classroom and student behavior within the classroom; enforce rules governing the conduct of students; take appropriate disciplinary action with students when necessary.
-Continue to seek professional growth and development in the curriculum areas for which employed; attend professional development required by the district; maintain active teaching license.
-Contribute to the District’s inclusive workplace efforts by fostering a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Knowledge of the core curriculum areas for which the teacher is responsible
-Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies and the ability to differentiate instruction to meet a wide range of student learning styles and abilities
-Knowledge of research and trends in teaching and learning styles
-Knowledge of instructional technologies and ability to utilize computer and multimedia technologies
-Strong skills in classroom presentation and management
-Strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to work effectively with students, parents, district staff and community members from diverse backgrounds
-Excellent organizational skills
-Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
-Ability to plan and implement lessons based upon the district and school’s goals and objectives
-Ability to evaluate student performance and to present evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement
-Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment
Salary and Benefits:
-Beginning salaries are determined based on years of experience and level of education.
-Full-time employees are offered health and dental insurance. Based on the health plan selected, the school pays all or the majority of the employee’s insurance premium.
-Employees are offered a variety of voluntary benefits.
-All employees are offered paid time off for illness, personal days, and bereavement.
-All employees are automatically enrolled in a retirement plan. Both the employee and the school contribute to retirement.