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Classroom Teacher-5th Grade

Home Careers Classroom Teacher-5th Grade
Submitted: June 7
Closing: July 7


Drew Goodson

Location River Grove Elementary
14189 Ostlund trail North
PO Box 178
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Categories Licensed
Grades 5
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

River Grove serves Elementary students grades K-6 and utilizes the natural resources, history, arts, and civic stewardship of its community to create and sustain a student-centered, teacher-designed, and community-supported learning environment.

We are seeking candidates for a full-time classroom teaching position to help grow our

blossoming Charter School.

Primary Responsibilities, Knowledge and Skills Required

Curriculum Development and Planning:

Knowledge of the curriculum areas the teacher is responsible for instructing and ability to seek resources to continuously develop and integrate curriculum over time
Ability to work with a team of teachers to structure curriculum for the School and plan lessons based upon the School mission, vision, academic goals and objectives
Ability to work cooperatively and independently to implement lessons based upon the school’s goals and objectives
Attend required curriculum planning sessions and professional development prior to school opening and ongoing at regular intervals as determined by need throughout the year
Instructional Requirements:

Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies to meet a wide range of student learning abilities and styles and ability to adapt teaching methods to needs of student population
Knowledge of instructional technologies and ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology as appropriate
Ability to work in a place-based, project-oriented, cooperative learning environment Provide instruction in the core curriculum areas for which employed; make appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies

Develop and implement innovative methods for providing instruction to students Ability to use outdoor space as a classroom and participate in moderate physical activity.

Classroom Management:

Ability to work alongside other professionals and community specialists as co-teachers of students
Effectively engage and involve classroom volunteers Demonstrate strong skills in classroom presentation and management including excellent organizational skills

Engage strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with students, parents, and community members from diverse backgrounds and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Willingness to build and maintain an environment for students that emphasizes community and is structured for engaged student learning
Utilize Responsive Classroom methods to foster community building Perform classroom management duties; enforce rules governing the conduct of students; take appropriate disciplinary action with students when necessary

Responsibilities to the School Environment:

Assess the needs of the class and prepare requests for materials, furnishing, and supplies within the framework of the budgeting process
Responsible awareness and implementation of school policies Attend school events as required by the school Perform duties as a shared staff community including student supervision in common areas as determined by staff collectively

Contribute to the School’s efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources
Work with the teaching team to evaluate colleagues Perform other duties relevant to the success of the school

Child Information and Evaluation:

Participate in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings for Special Education children, including referral, intervention, and planning phases as needed
Ability to evaluate student performance and to present evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement
Evaluate student performance in accordance with system used by school; promote student achievement; maintain required student records; make related reports to the
School board/ Authorizer

Work with the teaching team to determine which assessments, in addition to the state mandated exams, will be used to evaluate student performance
Parent/Public Relations:

Maintain contact and communications with parents of students and work with them in the academic development of the student; participate in parent teacher conferences


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in education Valid Minnesota teaching license Experience working with students


Charter school experience preferred Outdoor/Environmental Education Background

Institution Description

River Grove is a public charter school serving students in grades K-6, located in the beautiful Wilder Forest. Our incredible campus setting, on 73 acres of wooded and lake property, is utilized on a daily basis to provide a unique learning program that emphasizes the outdoors and place-based learning. Project-based learning is incorporated in each classroom.

Work in the Outdoors: River Grove teachers and students frequently spend the majority of their days in our outdoor setting (weather permitting), enjoying our amazing campus.
Professional Development: River Grove provides professional development for new staff depending on needs and interest, but always including best practices of teachers in building a safe and inviting climate for learning.
Travel: Teachers are provided opportunities to participate in training provided in theTwin Cities, across the U.S.
Career Track and Advancement: Many opportunities are available to River Grove staff, depending on their interests, efforts, and expertise.
Be a part of something new!: River Grove is just 5 years old and still forming new traditions and experiences for its staff and students.

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