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St Paul School of Northern Lights - Full Time Pedagogista

  • 26 Jan 2021 2:26 PM
    Message # 10034875

    St. Paul School of Northern Lights is a public charter school serving students in grades K-8 in St. Paul’s West 7th neighborhood. St. Paul School of Northern Lights is looking for an instructional leader who is passionate about the mission, vision, and educational philosophies of the school with a desire to support and collaborate with teachers in their ongoing development.

    Required Qualifications

          5+ years teaching experience 

          Experience with the Northern Lights’ foundational philosophies: the Reggio-Emilia, Finnish, and Place-Based approaches to education

          Commitment to the Northern Lights’ Mission and Vision

    Preferred Qualifications

          MN teaching or administrator licensure 

          Experience working in urban school settings with diverse student populations

          Knowledge of MN state standards and assessments

          Teaching experience in a Reggio-Emilia inspired environment

          Leadership experience

    Successful candidates will...

    Understand that:

    •  Our learners are competent and curious
    • Relationships are central to our work as educators
    • Knowledge is constructed by the learner in a social context
    • Multiple points of view deepen understanding
    • The environment drives learning
          Communicate effectively, building strong relationships colleagues, students, families, and the broader community 
          Commit to engaging in conversations and work that challenges and disrupts systemic oppression and oppressive narratives 
          Enjoy working at both the systems level and with individual staff members
          Appreciate uncertainty: value participating in a dynamic and evolving educational process
          Value collaboration
          Demonstrate leadership throughout the school
          Demonstrate cultural competence 
          Possess and foster creativity and imagination
          Enjoy work that is active and dynamic

    Basic functions and responsibilities:

          In collaboration with the School Leader and Teacher Leaders, plan and facilitate staff professional development and collaboration

          Support teachers with documentation and developing skills to make student thinking and learning visible to students, families, colleagues and community

          Support teachers in developing their understanding and application of Reggio principles 

          Observe students and teachers in their learning environments and provide job-embedded coaching and feedback

          Support teachers in developing plans that align with school philosophies and state standards 

          Coordinate curriculum, materials and assessments 

          Collect and analyze data to inform strategic planning

          Collaborate with students, families and colleagues in support of students and our community

          Attend and facilitate all-school events during the school year 

          Attend and facilitate community-building and recruitment events during the summer

          Serve on the school’s Child Find team 

          Lead the school’s Pedagogy Committee

    Start Date: Flexible

    This is a salaried, 12 month position.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Ngendakuriyo at employment@schoolofnorthernlights.org

    Thank you for your interest in St Paul School of Northern Lights. SPSNL is authorized by Innovative Quality Schools. 

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