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St. Paul School of Northern Lights is a public charter school opening in 2019 with grades
K-6 in the West 7th neighborhood. St. Paul Northern Lights is looking for educators who are passionate about supporting students’ curiosity and love of learning.
The ideal candidates will have a strong desire to teach in a multi-age, progressive, culturally relevant classroom and community. We are seeking teachers who view the challenging endeavor of pioneering our school as an opportunity to work with agency, autonomy, and purpose.
Desirable candidates will appreciate time for reflection, collaboration, and innovation with colleagues. Effective teachers will see the absence of a curriculum guide as an asset, not barrier.
We have 4 types of open positions.
Education and experience
K - 6 teaching license
Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas preferred:
Practices of Finnish Education
Embrace the mission and vision of the school.
The learner is competent and curious
Relationships are central
Knowledge is constructed by the learner in a social context
Multiple points of view deepen understanding
The environment drives learning
Document learning to deepen thinking, build a community of learners, communicate with families and community, and research teaching and learning.
Preferred Qualities and Superpowers
Appreciate uncertainty: value participating in a dynamic and evolving educational process
Researcher/ curriculum designer
Leader and collaborator
Love of the outdoors
Communicates effectively, building strong relationships with
Committed to engaging in conversations that challenge dominant narratives.
Interested applicants must submit the following by April 12, 2019: cover letter, resume, 1 page philosophy of education and teaching license, 3 recent, work related references to Jeanette Lutter-Gardella at:
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