Licensed | ESL | District-wide | Available: August 2024 | Closing: Ongoing


English Learner Teacher Pool (24-25 School Year) – Secondary
Posting # 4095

Columbia Heights Public Schools is accepting applications for potential EL Teacher positions at the secondary level (middle school and high school)for the 24-25 school year.   

Positions begin at the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

External Posting: January 3, 2024 – until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Bondo Nyembwe,  Executive Director of Student Services 763-528-4519,

Interested applicants should apply online
Interviews will be scheduled at the request of the School District.

Major Responsibilities: Performs difficult professional work teaching in an secondary school instructional program and class environment favorable to learning; teaching a broad range of subjects or specialized subject matter(s); motivating students to achieve maximum potential, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal.  


  • Minnesota Teaching License in English as a Second Language.
  • Bilingual capabilities are preferred.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Experience working in a multi cultural setting and with diverse groups of people preferred.
  • Alternatives to the qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable will also be considered.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in teaching, or related field and minimal experience working with English Learner students, or
equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Functions

  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences; integrates subject area content and technology; performs co-teaching with primary classroom teachers.
  • Adapts teaching materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students.
  • Instructs students in specialization and subject matter areas specified in state law and administrative regulations and District procedures.
  • Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions.
  • Assesses and evaluates students needs; provides instruction in individual or group sessions; acts as a mentor to
  • students; establishes and maintains behavior standards.
  • Formulates and implements behavior modification programs for students.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with established procedures.
  • Encourages students to think independently along with developing and expressing original ideas.
  • Evaluates students’ progress; maintains records; prepares progress reports.
  • Communicates with students, counselors and parents through conferences and other means.
  • Maintains professional licensing and familiarity through in-service education and self-selected professional books and instructional materials.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional materials; organizes and distributes classroom and materials.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs, faculty committees and student activity sponsorship as required.
  • Meets state and federal mandated time lines and procedures for completing special education due process paperwork.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of subject(s) taught; thorough knowledge of elementary, secondary or special education principles,
 practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough
knowledge of district rules, regulations and procedures; ability to aquire several languages; abilty to apply a multi-
cultural understanding; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral
presentations and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students
and parents.
Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing and speaking or
 hearing, frequently requires walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms and
occasionally requires sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive
motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas
by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly;
hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through
oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or
computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires
exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized
personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).