Long-term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher - Spanish Immersion
About Spring Lake Park Schools
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 5,800 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.
The successful candidate will be an individual who …
… 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.
Candidate will be responsible for all assigned grade level classroom duties and responsibilities, which will include: the implementation of curriculum, communicating with parents, managing the classroom, and working collaboratively with colleagues while functioning as a member of the Woodcrest Elementary Spanish Immersion staff and working towards school - wide goals and team goals.
- Demonstrate English and Spanish Language proficiency to allow effective communication with parents and students.
- Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the District approved curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
- Translate lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
- Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
- Evaluate pupils' academic and social growth; keep appropriate records in a timely fashion prepare progress reports.
- Identify pupil needs and make appropriate referrals and develop strategies for individual education plans.
- Maintain a professional day, as defined by building/and contract.
- Communicate regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of newsletters, phone calls, e-mails, conferences, etc.
- Work in a supportive and collaborative manner with colleagues and supervisors.
- Maintain and improve professional skills by participating in building and department meetings, formal coursework, workshops, and seminars in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices.
- Participate in a professional learning community on a regular basis.
- Integration of technology into instruction.
- Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
We strongly prefer candidates who have exhibited excellence in collaboration 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.
Additional demonstrated qualifications include: commitment to the equitable education of all students; creative planning and organizational skills, and highly effective interpersonal skills. Previous experience working with elementary level students using differentiation, guided reading, and technology skills preferred. Prefer candidate with experience working with diverse learners in a language immersion setting.
Minnesota K-6 or 1-6 Elementary Education Teaching License or must qualify for a Minnesota teaching license.
Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region
How to Apply
Position will remain open until filled.
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.
For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Linares, principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (763) 600-5801.