About Spring Lake Park Schools
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6200 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, 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.
The successful candidate will be an individual who …
… 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 students;
- in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
- in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
· Support talent development for all students
· Collaborate with classroom teachers to help create an environment in which students identified as gifted can use their strengths, explore their personal and interpersonal development, risk new areas of learning, and feel challenged
· Support elementary gifted cluster teachers to design learning experiences that embed career and life competencies and make connections between academics and affective development
· Embrace affective differences of learners identified as gifted, and provide targeted support and interventions specific to social, emotional, and behavioral needs and aligned to career and life competencies
· Communicate regularly with families and teachers of students identified as gifted, providing updates and working collaboratively to meet the needs of each learner
· Collaborate with gifted specialist team to assist in implementing key processes within gifted and talented programming, including gifted identification, early entrance, development of learner profiles and personal learner maps, and program evaluation
We strongly prefer candidates who have exhibited excellence in collaboration with colleagues and an enthusiasm to work with students. Preferred candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning as evidenced by graduate-level work or an earned degree, as well as participation in professional organization conferences or seminars related to the content area.
The successful candidate must have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree in education and hold a current Minnesota state teaching licensure; gifted certificate preferred. Additional demonstrated qualifications include: commitment to the equitable education of all students; creative planning and organizational skills; knowledge and understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics, needs, and problems found in students identified as gifted; able to work cooperatively with school staff and families to meet the need of students; strong commitment toward gifted education; the willingness and skills to use technology; excellent communication with students, parents, and staff. Prefer candidate with experience working with diverse learners.
Current Minnesota teaching license or eligibility is required.
Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region
How to Apply
Position will remain open until filled.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx
Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.
For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Lisa Cisewski, Gifted Coordinator, at email@example.com, or (763) 600-5200
Equity is a priority in 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.