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Classroom Teacher-ELA

Home Careers Classroom Teacher-ELA
Submitted: November 22
Closing: January 1


Charon Scroggins
Human Resource Manager

Phone: 612-588-3599

Fax: 612-588-0217

Location Sojourner Truth Academy
3820 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Categories Licensed
Grades 6, 7, 8
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Notes 38,000-42,000
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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

Job Description

● Academic Planning and Instruction
○ Plan and organize quality lesson plans, presentations, class activities,
guest speakers, and assessments that meet group and individual needs,
interests and abilities of all scholars
○ Provide learning experiences that are culturally relevant and fun
○ Deliver appropriate instruction that is based on the developmental stages
of scholars

Updated October 2019

○ Diagnose, analyze and adjust lesson plans for the purpose of providing
appropriate instruction that considers the individual needs and learning
styles of scholars
○ Utilize a variety of instructional techniques and creative strategies that
engage and enhance critical, creative and evaluative thinking of scholars
○ Provide individualized and small group instruction as needed and required
○ Knowledgeable about the classroom subject matters
○ Communicate regularly with Specialists in order to integrate curricula for
interdisciplinary lessons
○ Implement current best practices to promote scholar learning
○ Budget class time effectively
○ Use technology to enhance instruction
○ Effectively utilize and manage designated classroom budget for supplies
and instruction
○ Actively utilize the Academic Coach and the Director of Teaching and
Learning as a resource for effective planning and instruction

● Measurement and Reporting
○ Monitor scholar academic progress and personal growth toward stated
objectives of instruction
○ Conduct formal and informal assessments of scholar performance on an
ongoing basis
○ Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and
critical thinking as well as factual knowledge
○ Systematically measure scholar performance by means of a variety of
summative and formative assessment tools, such as teacher-made tests
and standard or alternative assessments to measure learning
○ Maintain individual scholar records, files and reports of scholar academic
progress through on-line grade book in a manner that preserves
confidentiality at all times
○ Complete report cards twice a year
○ Proctor standardized and internal tests
● Learning Environment & Classroom Management
○ Supervise scholars during recess and escort scholars to various locations
within the facility including to/from the bus and/or classrooms
○ Establish and maintain high expectations of self, scholars, co-workers and
○ Establish and maintain a safe, clean and orderly learning environment
○ Establish and maintain standards of scholar behavior to achieve a
classroom climate conducive for learning
○ Create learning experiences that build confidence and a strong sense of
self-worth for scholars

○ Manage classroom environment including behavior, organization, time and
○ Establish a class environment that fosters integrated learning, thinking,
cooperation, and personal and social growth
○ Anticipate and deescalate classroom conflicts in a manner that minimizes
disruptions to the learning experience
○ Conduct social conferencing with scholars to resolve conflicts
○ Uphold and enforce school rules and administrative policies
○ Establish rules and problem solving guidelines and help scholars take
ownership for solving problems
○ Encourage scholars to feel capable and competent and build a sense of
community by giving scholars classroom responsibilities
○ Provide direction to educational assistants, Americorps volunteers,
Reading Corps volunteers or student teachers during classroom
instruction time

● Scholar/Family Communication & Relations
○ Treat parents as the scholars first and primary teacher with whom STA is
partnering to ensure scholars’ academic and social success
○ Be responsible for ongoing parent contact and actively engage parent
involvement in scholar learning
○ Refer scholars to the MTSS team when needed
○ Identify scholar needs and cooperate with parents and other professional
staff members in assessing and resolving learning issues
○ Communicate with parents through conferences and other means (e.g.,
phone calls, e-mails, letters) to inform them about the school programs
and discuss scholar progress
○ Assists parents and community members in finding answers to questions
○ Build and maintain positive, professional relationships with scholars and
parents and demonstrate sensitivity and cultural competence
○ Utilize the Director of Family and Scholar Life as a resource relevant to
scholar/family concerns and necessary services for scholar academic and
social success

● Professional Development and School Involvement
o Maintain professional competence and continuous improvement through
active engagement in relevant professional development opportunities
○ Research current best practices relevant to instructional strategies that
promote scholar academic and social success
○ Make effective use of community resources (e.g., guest speakers, etc.) to
enhance the instructional program and learning experience
○ Actively participate in weekly PLC meetings, weekly coaching meetings
and data meetings

○ Actively participate in school activities involving scholars, parents and
○ Monitor playground

Mental and Physical Requirements
● Ability to think, learn and concentrate on assigned tasks and interact with others
● Ability to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time
● Ability to stoop, kneel, reach, and bend at the waist on a daily basis
● Ability to perform general office administrative activities such as copying, filing,
using the telephone, etc.
● Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Other Duties
● The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and
essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an
all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as
assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize
peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.



● Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education for the appropriate grade level
● State teaching license in the appropriate grade level

Institution Description

Sojourner Truth Academy is passionate about helping children achieve academic and
social success in a community of high expectations where each child is valued. The
mission of the school is to prepare children for the future by building confidence and a
strong sense of self-worth through small classrooms and an open, safe, family-like
environment. STA supports families by embracing change when necessary for the good
of the children and serving as a bridge to the community. Staff at STA is dedicated to
and held accountable for providing a learning experience that is culturally relevant,
challenging and fun.

Application Instructions/Comments

Email resume to Charon Scroggins at

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

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