Grade 3 Spanish Dual Language Immersion Teacher
Northport Elementary

Robbinsdale Area Schools is seeking experienced bilingual and bi-literate teacher committed to equity and closing the opportunity gap to teach in the district’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs at Northport Elementary School.


  • Native or native-like proficiency in Spanish (ACTFL Advanced /Superior Levels)
  • Hold a valid Minnesota teaching license in Elementary Education
  • Elementary teaching experience 
  • Previous experience in a Dual Language Immersion program – preferred
  • Knowledge of early childhood education – preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate effective knowledge of and is sensitive to the needs of a diverse student population
  • Familiar with second language acquisition and pedagogy
  • Experience with balanced literacy and biliteracy instruction
  • Deliver standards-based instruction

Essential Functions

  • Foster an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plan an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at-risk or special needs students
  • Use necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are culturally relevant and suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and curriculum involved
  • Attend ongoing service training and professional development and continue to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction
  • Establish and implement, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures for governing student behavior and conduct; provide guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; make referrals for assistance where appropriate
  • Confer with students, parents or guardians and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement
  • Establish classroom goals and objectives, in conformation with courses of study specified by Minnesota and school district statues, regulations and guidelines; evaluate and record student progress; prepare reports for parents or guardians
  • Work collaboratively with building and district staff to develop the instructional program for the Spanish Dual Language Pathway
  • Direct the activities of assigned non-certificate personnel
  • Collect and interpret a variety of data; provide reports for administrative purposes
  • Serve on staff committees as required
  • Perform related tasks consistent with the scope and responsibility of the position
  • Represent the Spanish Dual Language program at community and school events

Reports to: Building principal

Apply on-line at http://www.applitrack.com/rdale/onlineapp/

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. 

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Equity is one of District 281 core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students. District 281 will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.

Erica Strand
Human Resources Program Director
Robbinsdale Area Schools
4148 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55427