Special Education Teacher

    • Categories:

    • Licensed

    • Grades:

    • 11, 12

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Required

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:




    • Contact:

      Sam O'Brien
      Head of School

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.

Job Description

Special Education Teacher - IMMEDIATE OPENING
The position is to work collaboratively with the Special Education department to support a program that best supports students in their education and development. This is an opportunity to serve a community of children and families and to complement and support the mission of the school.

1. Teaching:
Exhibit reverence, belief, and trust in each child
Work to support and guide each child towards realization of his/her unique potential
Establish a community based on freedom with responsibility
Ensure respect and safety for every child within the community
Ensure respect for and provide for individual learning differences
Model professional integrity
Work in collaboration with colleagues in service of the children
Contribute to his/her fair share of the operational needs of the school
Actively plan and participate in major classroom outings, trips and key experiences.
Uphold all federal and state laws in accordance with best practices of a Special Education teacher.
2. Student Contact and Communication:
Responsibility for regular observations of students
Responsibility for regular communication with students regarding challenges and successes in work choices, interactions with others and their commitment to the community.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
May be required to attend Montessori refresher courses or courses that assist in observed areas of professional growth
Must be able to lift 35 lbs and walk distances up to two miles in all types of weather


Civility, Honesty, and Integrity; as reflected in daily interaction with faculty students and parents
Serve the community; as reflected in student/parent community relationships
Judgment: as reflected in decision-making and problem-solving skills
Depth: ability to draw from a broad base of knowledge or experiences
Relationships: ability to develop appropriate relationships in support of teaching and learning
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Possess positive and high expectations for themselves and for student success
Work hard and is a solid role model
Ability to manage competing tasks with competing deadlines
Ability to remain on task and follow through projects to their completion
Excellent word processing skills and good computer knowledge (or ability to learn computer skills to function effectively in the GRS setting).
Preferred candidates have current MN State teaching license in Special Education and Montessori training. Ideal candidates possess an orientation toward constructivist learning and are foundationally guided by respect for students and their potential.

Must be able to lift 35 lbs and walk distances up to two miles in all types of weather

Institution Description

Great River School is committed to Montessori pedagogy for all levels of the school and has an excellent reputation as a Montessori Public Charter School. The role of the guide is to further our mission to provide a quality Montessori education through inspiring learning environments and strong relationships based on respect for the gifts of each student.

EEO statement

Great River School provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Great River School will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions/Comments

All Interested candidates for any position can send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references (email is preferred) to:
Sam O'Brien ~ Head of School
Email: info@greatriverschool.org
Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.