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Elective Guide

Home Careers Elective Guide
Submitted: November 19
Closing: December 30


Maiya Yang
Human Resources Manager

Phone: 6513052780


Location Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
Categories Licensed
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Health Insurance Not Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Work Commitment Temporary
To Apply

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

Job Description

General Job Description:
This position will offer an engaging elective for adolescent students (9-12th Grade). Electives at Great River are an opportunity for students to explore creative and engaging topics. The specific topics taught can vary depending on the candidates interests and experience. Past electives have included: Gardening, Urban Farming, Film Studies, Construction Math, Creative Writing, various Art courses, and various Physical Education courses. We seek an elective that is engaging, asks students to try new things, and aligns with our school mission.

Great River follows the block schedule with 90 minute courses taught twice per week. This position fills at least two sections of a course of your design. This position begins semester 2 and runs from February 1 - June 14, 2022.

Areas of responsibility and Concomitant Tasks:
Design and implement elective curriculum using student centered learning, cooperative learning groups, and best practices within the field (Opportunities exist to build from previously taught electives)
Collaborate with colleagues to provide high quality instruction
Work closely with Program Coordinator to ensure effective curriculum instruction
Assess students using Standards Based Assessment model


Minnesota Teaching License for grades 9-12

Preferred Qualifications:
Credential in Montessori (AMI or AMS or NAMTA), or open to training
Experience teaching in hands-on settings, interest and willingness to engage in trips and expeditionary learning with students
Knowledge of or experience teaching in the IB Diploma Program
Desire to be part of a team of professional educators who collaborate and create an environment that serves students holistically.

Institution Description

Organization Description:
Great River School is a public Montessori school servicing students in grades 1st through 12th grades with the International Baccalaureate program in 11th & 12th grades. Our community is committed to an engaging environment which prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens of the world. Our vision is world peace through education. We specifically seek to deconstruct systems of bias and oppression that interrupt relationships and access to education. We welcome applications from all backgrounds - racial justice, gender inclusion, and accessibility of education is central to our core values as a school community.

Application Instructions/Comments

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.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until successful candidate(s) are hired. Please send a letter of interest, resume and three professional letters of reference (email of application materials is preferred) to:

Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

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

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