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Home Careers Design Teacher IMMEDIATE OPENING
Submitted: September 9
Closing: November 1


Tami Cummings
HR Director


Location Lakes International Language Academy
19850 Fenway Ave. N.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Categories Licensed
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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

Job Summary:
Design teachers bring the concepts of design and the International Baccalaureate MYP program to life for their students in grades 6 -10, as the middle school works toward MYP authorization. Candidates unfamiliar with the "design" label, please check this description. If it sparks your interest, please apply!

Essential Functions:
Conduct classroom instruction in English
Develop curriculum materials using engaging and age-appropriate instructional strategies
Infuse internationally-mindedness into the curriculum on a continual basis
Incorporate hands-on learning activities into daily instruction
Communicate with students and their parents regarding program goals, classroom activities, homework, school functions and student progress
Create a safe and welcoming classroom environment
Collaborate with department and grade level teachers, program specialists, teacher mentor, coordinator, director and other staff regarding teacher performance
Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, procedures and evaluation processes in immersion education
Participate in regular planning and staff development activities
Participate in professional development for language immersion and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.


Required Qualifications:
Must have a valid Minnesota teaching license in related grade level and subject area
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching/living abroad is preferred.
Teaching experience at the age level of the open position is preferred.
Teaching experience in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years is preferred.
Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires vocal communication, hearing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, use of hands to grasp and feel, and vision abilities including close, distance, and adjusting focus. Lifting/moving required frequently up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds or more. Work occasionally requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and is generally in a moderately noisy location. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Institution Description

Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) is located in Forest Lake, Minnesota, a mid-sized suburb approximately 30 miles north of the Twin Cities. Our staff brings the world to our students every day - literally. Many of them have lived outside of the United States, residing on numerous continents around the world. Whether a teacher from another country, or an administrative assistant from the local community, you’ll find LILA is truly a unique place to belong.

As a Chinese and Spanish immersion school, some of our positions require competency in a second language. But, not all! If you are a high school graduate, college graduate, or retiree looking to supplement your income, LILA has employment opportunities available.

Our Human Resources team looks forward to working with you to uncover your talents and find a position you’ll love. Join our community of talented, committed, and caring educators today - YOU are welcome here!

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