Special Education Teaching/Early Childhood Special Education
Stretch calendar spans September through July with breaks throughout
1.0 FTE 
Effective Date of Employment:

Application Deadlines:
January 18, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.

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


Serve as the Early Childhood Special Education teacher in an integrated or small group early childhood classroom. This position is on the stretch school year calendar.


Job Summary: 

  1. Teaching in a small group ECSE classroom, integrated preschool classroom, and/or itinerant services position. Travel between buildings may be required and reimbursed per district policies.
  2. Teach preschool curriculum of Independent School District 196.
  3. Develop and implement intervention strategies for preschool-aged children with disabilities. 
  4. Plan instruction collaboratively with all classroom staff.
  5. Maintain good communication and cooperation with staff and parents.
  6. Direct the work of paraprofessional(s) in the classroom.
  7. Facilitate annual IEP meetings and manage due process paperwork as the case manager for children receiving ECSE services.
  8. Create a positive and supportive learning environment.
  9. Carry out responsibilities as defined by master contract and supervisor.
  10. Collaborate with others to support students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment, including supporting and performing the necessary delegated health tasks.



  1. Minnesota licensure in Early Childhood Special Education
  2. Strong academic background
  3. Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community
  4. Experience working with 3-5 year olds with disabilities
  5. Prefer experience working in multiple ECSE settings (integrated/small group/community based)
  6. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.

Responsible To:
ECSE Coordinator
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).