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Assistant Teacher / Building Substitute - St. Paul School of Northern Lights

  • 13 Apr 2020 10:42 PM
    Message # 8897325

    Assistant Teacher / Building Substitute

    St. Paul School of Northern Lights is a public charter school serving students in grades K-7 for the 2020-2021 school year in the West 7th neighborhood. St. Paul School of Northern Lights is looking for an individual who is passionate about the mission and vision of the school and seeks to support students’ curiosity and love of learning . The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to work with students across grade levels, enjoy working in a position that demands adaptability,  and thrive while engaging in collaborative professional relationships.

    Required Qualifications

          Current Minnesota teaching license, substitute license, or the ability to obtain a substitute license

          Experience with diverse student populations

          Commitment to the Northern Lights’ Mission and Vision

    Preferred Qualifications

          Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

          Reggio Emilia approach to education

          Outdoor education

          Practices of Finnish education

          Constructivist approach to education

          Urban school experience (teaching or paraprofessional/education assistant)

          Project-based learning experience

          Restorative practices experience

    Successful candidates will...

          Understand that:


          Our learners are competent and curious

          Behavior is communication

          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 with students, families, colleagues and the broader community 

          Demonstrate commitment to and experience with engaging in conversations and work that challenges and disrupts systemic oppression and oppressive narratives 

          Document learning to deepen thinking, build a community of learners, communicate with families and community, and research teaching and learning

          Appreciate uncertainty: value participating in a dynamic and evolving educational process

          Value collaboration

          Possess and foster creativity and imagination

          Demonstrate cultural competence 

          Enjoy work that is active and dynamic

          Love spending time and learning outdoors in all seasons

    Basic functions and responsibilities:

          Serve as a substitute for teachers and staff as needed

          When a substitute isn’t needed, collaborate with classroom teachers and provide assistance to students and staff

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

          Support the documentation and sharing of student learning and experiences in newsletters and visual displays

          Communicate with families about student successes and concerns

          Attend three all-school events during the school year 

          Proactively develop relationships with students and families

          Implement restorative practices to build community and address conflict 

          Monitor students

          Attend and engage in staff meetings, professional development trainings, and professional collaboration time

          Seek, reflect on and learn from feedback

          Support the operational work of the school 

    This is an hourly position that follows our school academic year calendar. 

    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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