Description:
Shakopee Public Schools is looking for 2.0 FTE Elementary EL Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year.

Other important things to know: Shakopee Public Schools recently passed a 10 year referendum, resulting in openings throughout the District. Additionally, the Shakopee Education Association (SEA) Local #1346 Collective Bargaining Agreement was approved effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. The Agreement included adjustments to bring teacher compensation to the mid-range of comparable districts. To view the new contract and salary schedule, click here. In addition to competitive salary, Shakopee Public Schools offers a comprehensive benefit package with customizable options. The District also offers professional development opportunities throughout the year and a strong mentoring program for first year staff.

Job Summary:
Educate, plan, teach, facilitate and evaluate English Learner students in English language instruction and cultural orientation as defined by local and state department regulations and guidelines. Provide instruction in English Language Development as well as content area(s) in accordance with each student’s ability; create a classroom environment that fosters student learning and personal growth. Establish effective working relationships with students and parents, and work collaboratively with other staff members. Administer ACCESS testing. Participate in PLC’s.

Direct Instruction and/or Co-Teaching with Classroom Teachers

  • Provide direct instruction to identified K-5 English Learner students, including newcomer students, to improve academic achievement in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as cultural orientation.
  • Monitor student progress and attendance and assist with school orientation.

Parent/Community Outreach and Communication 

  • Communicate with parents and serve as a liaison between school, parents, and community; arrange interpretation and translation services as needed.
  • Consult and communicate with teachers, administration, and support staff and attend meetings such as district, building, grade level, department, curriculum, child study team, open house, parent-teacher conferences, and IEP meetings.

 English Learner Specific Assessments

  • Coordinate and administer state testing for English Learner students and complete required paperwork (ex:  for migrant students).

Resource and Consultation with Classroom Teachers

  • Collaborate with general education teachers to enhance lesson plans and select appropriate educational materials and activities that help the students meet curriculum objectives and are aligned with district curriculum and state outcomes.  
  • Coordinate and/or deliver training as needed in English Learner “best practices” for general education teachers. 
  • Communicate the needs of individual English Learner students to general education teachers to ensure student success.

Performs related work as assigned

Physical Involvement:

  • Vitality to accomplish numerous tasks and processes.
  • Extended periods of standing when teaching or leading an activity.
  • Extended periods of sitting during meetings and deskwork.
  • Bending, stooping or sitting on the floor to perform classroom activities or to provide one to one assistance.
  • Repetitive motion keyboarding activities for classroom preparation or grading.
  • Ability to travel between buildings, within the building and work area.
  • May lift equipment or supplies typically not to exceed 25 pounds.
  • Extended periods of speaking and/or voice projection.

Mental Involvement:

  • Analyze and interpret course text and professional materials.
  • Clearly communicate unit/lesson objectives and content.
  • Respond to inquiries, concerns or requests from parents or members of the community in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Effectively present information to peers, parents, and community members.
  • Work with interruptions, handle multiple tasks and organize and prioritize work assignments.
  • Conflict resolution skills in dealing with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Prioritizing work duties, organizing classroom settings and taking initiative to explore new activities and ideas to enhance student learning.
  • Implementing and modeling the “Code of Conduct”.

Qualifications:
English Learner licensure is required.
Experience with multiple instructional designs and differentiated instruction.
Strong classroom management skills.
Effective communication skills.
Ability to build successful relationships with students, parents and staff.
Current or previous experiences as an English Learner Teacher preferred.

Special Knowledge or Skills:
Possess high quality instructional practices in all aspects of instructing English Learners.
Ability to constantly make decisions and act within the district and building policies, procedures and guidelines.
Knowledge of teaching techniques and strategies.
Knowledge of legal mandates regarding provision of services.
Knowledge of classroom instructional interventions and behavioral management techniques.
Ability to work in a diverse environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, community, and staff.
Working knowledge of district curriculum.
Working knowledge of the district’s computers and student management software system.

Equipment, Machines, Tools, Electronic Devices, Software:
Operate computer, printer, photocopy machine, fax machine and other electronic or technological equipment required for the specific position.
Competency in data platforms or a willingness to learn a variety of platforms to facilitate student identification.
Proficient in various software applications.
Proficient in phone system.

Working Conditions: 
Classroom environment, which typically includes moderate noise from students, computers and other work related equipment.
Occasionally performed outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Travel to and work in all buildings/programs in District.

Application Procedure:
You must be an permanent employee of the district to use the internal application. Substitutes are not considered internal applicants and must complete the external application. Apply online at http://www.applitrack.com/shakopee/onlineapp/ under job posting 5280.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates who are under further consideration will be contacted for an interview. Positions will remain open until filled.

Our Mission: Shakopee Schools, in partnership with our community, will educate lifelong learners to succeed in a diverse world.

District Information:
The Shakopee district serves more than 8,000 students in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, and the Jackson, Louisville, and Sand Creek Townships. Our district is located in one of the fastest growing suburbs in the Twin Cities.

We offer a myriad of programs and activities that give our students of all ages, backgrounds and interests the chance to learn, share, explore and expand their knowledge, talents, skills and abilities in academics, arts, athletics, community service, and so much more. We also offer a variety of high potential classes at all grades as well as programs at the high school that can earn students college credits. 

The Shakopee School District is committed to providing the best opportunities for our students. We are dedicated to helping them excel and achieve their educational goals and teaching them to be good citizens of our community, our nation and our world.

To view more information about Shakopee Public Schools, click here or visit https://www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/.