1.0 FTE
Effective Date of Employment:
 Beginning of the 2022-23 school year
Application Deadlines:
August 10, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.

 Application Procedures:
Internal and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at

Job Summary:

  1. Teach curriculum of Independent School District 196.
  2. Carry out responsibilities as defined by the master contract.
  3. Carry out responsibilities as defined by the 196Online coordinator.
  4. Maintain good communication and cooperation with staff and parents.
  5. Collaboratively work with staff to develop 196Online.
  6. If there is a staff change in the 196Online learning program that requires an involuntary transfer in staff, Section 14 of the Master Agreement will be followed.  This may result in a teacher being involuntarily transferred to another building/program and not necessarily to their previous location.
  7. This position will require work to be performed primarily on-site at a school.


  1. Licensed by the state of Minnesota to teach elementary education.  
  2. Strong general academic background.
  3. Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community.
  4. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.
  5. Ability to commit to up to 30 hours of Professional Learning and Course Development in the spring/summer of 2021.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the 196Online Instruction Program in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills.
  2. Highly skilled at implementing exemplary educational practices resulting in demonstrated student achievement gains.
  3. Ability to organize, prioritize, manage and carry out duties efficiently and within established time frames.
  4. Ability to use effective strategies in differentiating instruction for online learning that provides opportunities for active learning.
  5. Exhibit knowledge of standard-based curriculum and instructional programs and practices for elementary, middle and high school levels. (National Standards for Quality Online Programs)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the District 196 Learning and Technology framework and the technology tools associated with the framework.
  7. Demonstrate effective data-based problem-solving skills.
  8. Ability to monitor and evaluate course content and overall student progress as a part of a professional learning community.
  9. Ability to collaborate with all stakeholders including parents, guardians, other District 196 staff, and community partners.

Responsible To:
Building Principal

According to contractual agreement.

 District 196 is a public school district of choice located in the southern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is the fourth largest school district in Minnesota, serving 30,000 students and more than 150,000 residents. The district’s 110 square miles encompass all or part of the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Empire and Vermillion townships.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies at the Minnesota Zoo for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center for students who are more successful in a non-traditional high school setting; a K-12 special education school for students with emotional and behavioral challenges, and a special education school serving young adults ages 18-21. The district also operates two learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education, and offers robust community education programs and classes for life-long learners of all ages.
In District 196, the sky’s the limit. That’s because our committed team of educators is dedicated to helping learners explore the outer limits of their vast potential. District 196 is nationally recognized for providing boundless opportunities in which students can learn and grow. Whether they have an affinity for academics, arts and/or athletics, our goal is to expose students to the infinite possibilities that exist for their futures. Together, we encourage students each day to pursue excellence as they experience their exciting journey along the road of life.
Equal Opportunity Employer
 As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).