1.0 FTE (LTS)
Effective Date of Employment:
On or about November 9, 2020 until January 8, 2021
Application Deadlines:
October 23, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.

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


Speech Language Pathologist in Early Childhood Special Education. This position will primarily serve four-year-olds receiving speech and language services through District 196 Digital Academy. The anticipated duration is through January 11, 2021.

Job Summary:

  1. Provide speech and language services and consultation in a variety of settings including integrated and small group district preschool classrooms
  2. Use appropriate assessment tools to evaluate students, interpret results, write evaluation reports, and determine eligibility for speech and language services per Minnesota state criteria
  3. Gather and organize information to develop Individualized Education Programs
  4. Work collaboratively with families and with other professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  5. Support a positive learning environment
  6. Carry out responsibilities as defined by master contract and supervisor
  7. Travel between sites may be required and reimbursed per district policies.
  8. Collaborate with others to support students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment, including supporting and performing the necessary delegated health tasks.


  1. Current PreK-12 Speech/Language Pathologist Licensure through the Minnesota Department of Education
  2. MA as Speech/Language Pathologist
  3. Experience with implementing intervention strategies and using augmentative and assistive technology with 3-5 year olds with speech and language disabilities
  4. Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community
  5. Knowledge of working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and families
  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
District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups. The Director of Human Resources (651-423-7859) has been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education (651-423-7782) and the Director of Secondary Education (651-423-7712) have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education (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.