K-6 Special Education Teacher

    • Categories:

    • Licensed, Non-Licensed

    • Grades:

    • K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Preferred

    • Salary Range:

    • Commensurate with Experience

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:




    • Contact:

      Jeannette Lutter Gardella
      Executive Director

      Phone: 651 285-4672

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

Job Description

K-6 Licensed Special Education Teacher to work in inclusive multi-age classes.The positions include collaborating with general ed teachers, program planning and instruction, student evaluations, and IEP case management for K-6 students with disabilities. Positions could include small group instruction in areas of Social Skills, Language Arts, Reading, and/or Math courses.
Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas preferred:
Outdoor Education
Practices of Finnish Education
Constructivist approach

Teaching philosophy
Embrace the mission and vision of the school.
Understand that:
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

Community focus
Communicates effectively, building strong relationships with
Committed to engaging in conversations that challenge dominant narratives.

Institution Description

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 candidate 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 endeavour 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.

Application Instructions/Comments

Please send a cover letter, resume, copy of teaching license, one page philosophy of education and 3 recent work related phone references.

To: jeannette.l-gardella@schoolofnorthernlights.org

Thank you for your interest in St Paul School of Northern Lights

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