Elementary School Teaching | ESL | Woodcrest Elementary Spanish Immersion


Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose — “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student. 
Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, and creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.

English as a Second Language Teacher, 1.0 FTE
Woodcrest Spanish Immersion Elementary

Position Overview
The priority of this position is to create the conditions within Woodcrest Spanish Immersion Elementary School for students to successfully navigate our schools curriculum in the 21st century. Our school has an amazing population of diverse learners, with wide ranging skills.  We are looking for a teachers who can create personalized and engaging experiences so that each student feels valued, inspired and has a sense of belonging, resulting in college readiness and aspirations for success.

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, foster communication skills, develop an understanding and appreciation of literature of all types, motivate students to read a wide variety of publications to derive information, comprehend and critically assess the reading materials, and to promote the development of skills in the field of English reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will be an individual who is…

  • Focused on knowing each student by name, strength, interest and need, leading to personalized student work and learning experiences
  • Able to approach learning from a student-centered platform
  • Innovative and able to blend learning across multiple subject areas, and regularly collaborate with peers in learning communities within the school and district
  • An educator who can analyze data, set goals, learn individually and collaboratively, implement new learning, and monitor, assess, and adjust practice

… firmly believes:

  • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
  • in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of each student;
  • in commitment to partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
  • in creating and fostering an inclusive environment, and meeting academic, social, and emotional needs of each student.

Primary Responsibilities

A successful ESL teacher at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion Elementary School: 

  • Develops and administers ELL education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to personalized learning and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops unit plans and instructional materials and translates unit and trimester plans into learning experiences that challenge each student, and incorporates flexible use of time, space and resources. 
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs.
  • Effectively assesses and communicates each students progress in their learning with the student and their parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to ensure each student is known by name, strength, interest and need and this information is harnessed to ensure each student experiences success and graduates with post secondary plans.

The successful candidate must have earned a B.A. or B.S. degree. Candidate must possess highly effective interpersonal skills and the ability work harmoniously with a wide range of students, families, and staff members. Additional demonstrated qualifications include: commitment to the equitable education of all students; creative planning and organizational skills, and experience working with and celebrating diverse learners. Being bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred for this position. 

Licensing Requirements

Current Minnesota K-12 ESL licensure or K-6 Elementary Education licensure, or eligibility, required. 

Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region, determined by teacher salary schedule.
How to Apply

Applications due by June 2, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at
Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.

Please reach out to Jaime Nymann, Principal, at, if you have further questions. 
Equity is a priority for Spring Lake Park Schools and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students.  Spring Lake Park Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.