About Spring Lake Park Schools
 
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose — “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student. 
 
Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.
 
Position Overview
 
The successful candidate will be an individual who:

  • has a strong desire to work with high school students
  • be familiar with levels of langauage acquisition as well as how to provide appropriate supports for students to increase their language skills
  • has the ability to collaborate with their colleagues to discuss instruction and assessment to meet the needs of the students
  • possess a sense of responsibility for the learning of all of the students
  • has experience with technology

… firmly believes:

  • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
  • in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students;
  • in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
  • in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success

Primary Responsibilities
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct service and support to students identified as English learners, creating an environment in which English learners can use their strengths, leverage home language, and further develop academic English language skills
  • Identify students for English language services and design and implement student work and learning experiences
  • Assess and monitor English language development and use the information in lesson design
  • Communicate regularly with families of students identified as English learners, and all staff who serve English learners, providing updates and working collaboratively to meet the needs of each learner
  • Collaborate with and support teachers in the implementation of effective language development practices, including sheltered strategies and identifying and communicating academic language needs across content areas
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues
  • Be a steward for students identified as English Learners and their families

Preferences
We strongly prefer candidates who are dual licensed in EL and Math, or EL and Science. Prefer candidates who have exhibited excellence in collaboration and communication with colleagues and an enthusiasm to work with students.  Preferred candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning as evidenced by graduate-level work or an earned degree, as well as participation in professional organization conferences or seminars related to the content area.  Preferred candidates continually improve their practice by learning from and with others exploring proven and promising practices that personalize student learning.
 
Qualifications
The successful candidate must have earned a B.A. or B.S. degree and have a current Minnesota State Licensure in English as a Second Language. We strongly prefer dually licensed candidates in ESL and secondary math, or ESL and secondary science. Additional demonstrated qualifications include:  commitment to the equitable education of all students; creative planning and organizational skills; able to work cooperatively with school staff and families to meet the need of students; knowledge and understanding of the linguistic, cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics and needs of students identified as English learners; the willingness and skills to use technology; excellent communication with students, parents, and staff. Prefer candidate with experience working with diverse learners.

Licensing Requirements
Current Minnesota K-12 EL Licensure or eligibility is required. 

Salary
Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region
 
How to Apply
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx
Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.
Position will remain open until filled.

With inquiries, please feel free to contact Megan Jahnke, Associate Principal, at mjahnk@district16.org or (763) 600-5110.

Equity is a priority for Spring Lake Park Schools 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.  Spring Lake Park Schools 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.