General Purpose of Job:

To inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning..  Zanewood STEAM Literacy Reading program is designed to support K-2 scholars and their families through five essential components: high quality academic and character-building enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational servant leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health. This is the foundation of CDF Freedom Schools Programming. 

By providing K-12 scholars with rich, culturally relevant pedagogy and high quality books that deepen scholars’ understanding of themselves and all they have in common with others in a multiracial, multicultural democratic society,  CDF Freedom Schools programs further empowers scholars to believe in their ability and responsibility to make a difference while instilling in them a love of reading to help them avoid summer learning loss 


  • Facilitate and implement a written curriculum plan for each week following themes and goals of the program.
  • Interact with and help students engage in learning and community building activities.
  • Promote effective use of time and materials,and set standards for student accountability
  • In cooperation with other staff, maintain the well-being of students in the program. Use classroom and behavior management plans, individual conferences with students and/or parents as needed.
  • Maintain an attractive and functional environment; keep facilities orderly.
  • Attend all planning meetings as scheduled by the Site Coordinator, both before the program starts and during the program.
  • Keep student related records such as attendance, registration and medical forms, schedules and other as determined necessary.
  • Be knowledgeable of the overall mission of the district, Summer Employment policies and procedures. 
  • Follow Strict Covid 19 Preparedness Plans   
  • Weekly Family meetings on Friday  

Required Qualifications:   Valid Minnesota teaching license in appropriate field. 

FTE:    Hourly, Schedule D.    Approximately 4 hours/day; 4 days/week (M-Th), for 6 weeks. 1 hour a week on Friday TBD. 
            Staff hours may vary slightly on Fridays for meetings. 

Employment Dates: June 21-July 28, with additional prior planning and meeting dates  

                                   May 15 Training Virtual  

                                   May 22- 27 Training  Virtual ½ days 

 Desired Qualifications: 

  • Considerable knowledge of the curriculum areas the teacher is responsible for instructing. 
  • Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, current researched best practices and strategies.
  • Considerable knowledge of students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective. 
  • Considerable knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts. 
  • Working knowledge of instructional technologies. 
  • Considerable skill in classroom management and organization. 
  • Ability to effectively facilitate and/or participate in team meetings and parent meetings. 
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.