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PEEK Lead Teacher-Middle School

Mankato Area Public Schools (ALC)

Mankato Area Public Schools has a full-time (1.00 FTEs) position available as a Lead Teacher at the PEEK Middle School ALC Program beginning with the 2022-23 school year. 

Summary of Duties:
As the PEEK Lead Teacher, you will support the development and implementation of a solid academic and SEL program. In this role, you will provide Tier II and Tier III interventions for students who need more intensive levels of support for academics and SEL. In this position, you will work in collaboration with students’ home school staff and serve as a liaison between the school, families, and community organizations.


  • Under general supervision, coordinate unique academic learning experiences and support for students, through project-based learning and experiential education.

  • Under general supervision, coordinate social-emotional learning (SEL) support for students, as well as SEL professional development for staff working directly with students on your caseload.

  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and school staff.

  • Assist with identifying students who need additional (intensive/Tier III) SEL support as it aligns with a student’s IEP.

  • Ability to provide Tier II and/or Tier III SEL interventions directly or through consultation with other educators and support staff. Consultation and collaboration with others are important in the development of SEL skills.

  • Participate in collaborative planning and case management with community agencies that support students’ abilities.

  • Make home visits as necessary to strengthen home-school relationships, and engage parents with students to support the student’s academic and SEL growth and progress.

  • Maintain professional practice and development, staying current with recent approaches to improving academics and SEL for students, staff, and families.

  • Gather and track data on student progress.

  • Work independently, with minimal supervision and guidance, in performing all assigned responsibilities in an efficient and correct manner.


  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain a valid Minnesota teaching license. Master’s degree in Education or related field preferred.  

  • Strong interpersonal relationships with students, staff, and parents

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms

  • Ability to develop and compile a variety of records and reports

  • Experience with spreadsheets and assessing data, and student data systems.

Application deadline: 
Until filled.

Candidates should complete the online application found at Please upload 3 current letters of recommendation to your online application.

This position will be filled on the basis of experience, competency, and qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the District. District 77 complies with state and federal fair employment regulations.
For further information contact Brian Hansen, Principal,  Area Learning Center at 507-387-3047.