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Elementary Special Education

Home Careers Elementary Special Education
Submitted: August 18
Closing: September 20


Kate Garfin
Head of School

Phone: 6415903341


Location La Crescent Montessori & STEM School
1116 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
Categories Licensed
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Health Insurance Not Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Preferred
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

The Elementary Special Education teacher at La Crescent Montessori & STEM is responsible for providing special education services as needed for students K-6. This includes small group work, 1:1 work, in class observations, Individualized Education Plan creation and implementation, evaluations, and healthy communication with parents.

The special education teacher works directly with our special education director and our head of school. They will also be able to work with a team of paraprofessional who work directly with students in the classroom.


Bachelor’s degree with an appropriate Minnesota Board of Teaching license. Experience in special education programming, processes and policies desired, with a preference for understanding of and ability to articulate fundamental Montessori principles and philosophy.

Demonstrated ability to work with children with special education needs. Ability to organize, supervise and communicate effectively. Proficient in technologies. Working knowledge of SpedForms and Aimsweb. CPR certified, or willingness and ability to become CPR certified and First Aid certified. CPI certified or willingness and ability to become CPI certified. Able to function well independently and as part of a team.

Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Frequent walking, reaching and bending. Frequent lifting of items weighing 2 to 25 pounds, occasional 25 - 40 pounds. Independent mobility necessary. Must have vision correctable to 20/20 in at least one eye. Hearing acuity necessary to communicate. Ability to understand written communication and documentation and be able to communicate as needed. Ability to tolerate stressful situations including high demands and expectations, tight deadlines and challenging assignments.

Institution Description

La Crescent Montessori & STEM School (LMSS) is a Pre-K through 12 charter school located in southeast Minnesota. Our small, family-like atmosphere encourages students to become lifelong learners. LMSS utilizes the Montessori philosophy with an emphasis on STEM subjects. While academia is certainly important, LMSS also recognizes the importance of developing the whole child, which includes their civic duties, their independence, their regard for themselves, others and the environment, and their passion for future endeavors.

Application Instructions/Comments

Please send a resume, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation to Kate Garfin, Head of School at

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

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