Job Title: Teacher, Summer Academy – Elementary

Reports to: Summer Academy Administrator

Position Site: Inver Grove Heights – Hilltop Elementary (K-5 District Wide)


Position Summary:

Summer Academy Teachers will be responsible for creating safe and engaging learning experiences for all ISD 199 students in kindergarten through 5th grade who meet Targeted Services eligibility criteria (MN Statute 124D.68).  Summer Academy will be held at Hilltop Elementary. 



Hourly Wage: $29.28 per hour (BA, Step 1) (Full Day Training will be at the rate of $130 for the full day)

Required Position Dates: 

  • Mandatory All Staff Training: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021  (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

    • All Summer Academy staff are required to attend the full day training.

      • Important: If you are unable to attend the training, you must note this in your application.


  • SA Program Dates: 

June 21-24 (M-Th)

June 28-July 1 (M-Th)

July 6-9 (T-Fr)

July 12-15 (M-Th)


  • Classroom Preparation: Teachers will receive keys to their classroom at the training on Tuesday, June 15th. Hilltop building hours for teachers to set-up their classroom and prepare for students will be 7:30 – 2:30 pm Wednesday, June 16th – Friday, June 18th. 

    • Teachers will be paid up to 5 additional flexible hours for collaboration with their Summer Academy PLC and for planning instruction to be used between the dates of June 15th – July 15th. 


Hours: 7:20 – 1:20 pm    (Students Hours are 7:50 am – 12:50 pm with school doors opening at 7:40 am)


  • Teachers are required to be on-site from 7:20 – 1:20pm each school day. 

    • Training: All Summer Academy teaching staff are required to attend a full day training on Tuesday, June 15th from 9:00-3:00 pm and will be paid at the daily rate of $130.00.  

    • Final Day – July 15th: The final day of Summer Academy (July 15th) all staff must be on site for program closing and clean up an extra hour (until 2:20 pm). 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in educational field.

  • Licensed by the State of Minnesota to teach elementary grades 1-5 or K-6.

Job Duties:  

Summer Academy Program Responsibilities:

  • Attend and actively participate in the all staff training on Tuesday, June 15th.

  • Throughout the program, collaborative with grade level teachers and program staff as a Professional Learning Community dedicated to ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, families and staff.

  • Greet all students in a welcoming, inclusive manner by being visible in the hallway outside of the classroom each morning. 

  • Staff Meetings: All staff are required to report to the Hilltop IMC each Monday for a brief staff meeting from 7:00 – 7:20 am.

  • Morning Meeting: Summer Academy is a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) and Responsive Classroom (RC) site. All classrooms will hold morning meeting daily. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Recess: During Summer Academy, teachers will supervise their class during breakfast, lunch and recess. This is an important part of the school day to build positive relationships with students and form a strong classroom community. 

  • Bus Duty: Classroom teachers must walk their class to the buses each day and remain outside until all buses have departed. For the safety of our students, staff must start the day at 7:20 am and remain in the building until 1:20 pm each day. 

  • Subject/Content: Teachers will be responsible for teaching mathematics, reading and writing daily. In addition, all teachers will be responsible for designing four, 1-hour enrichment lessons that will be taught at their designated grade level on a rotating schedule (Subject determined upon hiring).  


Curriculum and Instruction:

  • Demonstrate solid content knowledge and pedagogical practices that reflect current research and best practices.

  • Teach district approved content expectations.

  • Create curriculum and instructional goals that are connected to standards, are measurable, establish high expectations, and are relevant to students. Adapts curriculum to reflect multicultural content and perspectives

  • Deliver differentiated instruction that supports student differences, learning needs, and exceptionalities.

  • Implement learning activities that are highly relevant, student active, and maintain organization while allowing for student choice.

  • Provide student assessments that are congruent with learning goals and are used to help students’ progress toward mastery of standards.

  • Create and maintain a classroom environment that promotes caring and respect, is conducive to effective learning and meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.

  • Establish clear standards and classroom procedures for student behavior that address individual needs in a respectful and preventative manner.

  • Address the needs of 21st century learners through the integration of technology into classroom instruction and student learning activities.

  • Monitor and assess student progress through both formative and summative assessments and adjust student instruction accordingly.

    • Provide feedback to students that is specific, timely, and provided in a manner that promotes students’ learning.

    • Display accurate knowledge of the diverse cultures of students and consistently demonstrate understanding of cultural influences on student’s behavior and success.

    • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of culture and race on the achievement gaps and regularly uses formative and summative data to make instructional decisions including the use of differentiated instructional strategies that are culturally responsive and meet students’ learning needs.


Professional Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with students, peers, and parents.

  • Collaborate with others to improve professional practice and student achievement.

  • Display positive leadership and contribute to the success of Targeted Services summer programming.

  • Apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.

  • Care for district resources, equipment, and materials assigned to him/her and report concerns regarding facility and equipment to designated supervisor.

  • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to all procedures and practices prescribed in the Teacher, Student, and/or Parent Handbooks.

  • Understand and practice School Board policies and adhere to federal and state laws that apply to his/her job assignment.

  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor or district administrator.

Additional Program Details: Free breakfast and lunch is provided to all students registered for the Summer Academy program. Transportation is available before and after school to students who live within the district boundaries. 


Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.