Albany Area Schools — District No. 745

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Posting Date:
April 30, 2021

Position:
Early Childhood Teacher (.83 FTE) – Avon Elementary School 

Position Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the School Principal and Community Education Director, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and administers early childhood curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school’s standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other early childhood staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

 

Equipment:
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computer, copy machine, and telephone. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of early childhood curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

 

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
Works in an Early Childhood classroom environment. 

 

Qualifications Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment required. 
  • State of Minnesota Teaching Certification in Early Childhood required. 
  • State of Minnesota Parent Education License preferred. 
  • Successful prior early childhood teaching preferred. 

 

Additional Information:

  • This position will teach two Preschool classes:

    • All Day Preschool 2 (four year olds) – Tues, Thurs, Fri – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • Half Day Preschool 1 (three year olds) – Mon & Wed – 8:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Additional scheduled work days include special events, parent-teacher conferences, staff development, Early Childhood Family Education classes (approx. 8 evening classes/year) and other days as assigned. 

Salary and Benefits:

Per AFT Master Agreement. 

 

Apply Online:
http://www.district745.org > Employment Opportunities 
Please include a letter of interest, resume, and three references. 

Questions:
Contact Sue Jenkins at 320-845-5309 (sjenkins@district745.org) or Cassie Novak at 320-845-5072 (cnovak@district745.org) with questions about the position. 

Application Deadline:
Friday, May 14, 2021