K-6 Elementary Education Teacher


Job Title: Elementary Education (K-6) Classroom Teacher

Reports To: Executive Director, Principal

Supervises : Paraprofessional Staff

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

START DATE: 2023-2024 school year

The Mission of Spero Academy is to provide individualized and adaptive education to help students grow academically, emotionally and socially.

We are a nonprofit charter school devoted to educational programs for students with disabilities that foster a sense of respect, responsibility, and community. We are looking for an Elementary Education Teacher eager to work with elementary students on the autistic spectrum or who may have other social, emotional, and physical disabilities. We are looking for someone who can be creative and meet individual needs while continuing to balance all state educational requirements for students with an IEP.

What You Need:

● Current Minnesota licensure in the area of assignment in Elementary Education

● Must have and maintain the status of “not disqualified” upon completing criminal background and MN disciplinary incidence research.

This Would be Good Too:

● Current Minnesota licensure in Special Education or experience with teaching elementary students with disabilities.

What You Will Do:

● You will use MN State Standards and MN Academic benchmarks to write appropriate lesson plans and adaptations.

● You will integrate the school curriculum into fun and meaningful lessons designed to maximize students’ potential.

● You will develop the ability to use the Synergy Student Information System and Parent Portal.

● You will demonstrate an understanding of the due process, including disability criteria for the area of service, quality Evaluation Report (ER) writing, and quality Individual Program Plan (IEP).

● You will facilitate IEP meetings, data collection, and analysis.

● You will lead and supervise your classroom team

● You will communicate effectively, appropriately, and timely with families and caregivers, providing relevant educational, due process, and school information.

● You will meet due process timelines.

● You will evaluate students using appropriate tools.

● You will understand and implement School-wide Discipline Policy according to standards and student needs.

● You will work with your collaborating teachers and colleagues to meet student grade level, IEP, and all student needs.

● You will assist students in the use of the correct assistive technology.

● You will create and maintain student due process records within the correct database

● You will aid in students' transition into and from school as needed.

These Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Will Help You Succeed:

● Excellent oral, written, and spoken communication skills with multiple people groups.

● Detail oriented and flexible

● Excellent planning and organizational skills.

● Self-motivated, proactive, and resourceful in the completion of work assignments.

● Sense of accountability and ownership for work results.

● Knowledge of and ability to use Apple computers and operating systems

● Ability to lift up to 50 pounds or move quickly to contain a student.

Spero Academy embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports persons of all identities, abilities, and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Spero Academy will ensure thatindividuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you require accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Coordinator at kholzthum@spero.acadmy

Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at You can also find our district application at

Please Send your resume and district application to:

Human Resources Spero Academy

2701 California Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $43,260.00 per year



  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


Grade levels:


  • 1st grade
  • 2nd grade
  • 3rd grade
  • 4th grade
  • 5th grade
  • Kindergarten




  • 8 hour shift


School type:


  • Charter school




  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


Work Location: In person