Special Education | Visually Impaired | Various Dakota County locations | Available: 05/03/2021


Date Posted: March 14, 2023 

Position Title: Long – Term Substitute: Teacher of the Blind / Visually Impaired

Assignment Location: Various Dakota County, MN locations

Anticipated Start Date: May 3, 2023

Contract Length: 7:30 to 3:30 PM  May 3, 2023 – June 9, 2023

Salary: Per the teacher/licensed staff contract


  1. Provide direct and consultative educational services to students with visual impairments in home, general and special education settings in local district schools, birth through age 21
  2. Conduct vision assessments and develop and implement individual educational plans (IEPs) in accordance with due process and district practice and child study procedures
  3. Work cooperatively with local district educational teams to develop and implement students’ educational programs
  4. Comply with School Board policies and administrative practices, including procedures outlined in the Special Education Staff and Parent/Guardian Handbooks


  1. Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Blind/Visually Impaired Teaching License
  2. Proficiency in Braille required
  3. Experience teaching blind and visually impaired learners birth to 21 in a variety of educational settings.
  4. Skills at conducting evaluations and developing IEPs, and communicating with parents and interdisciplinary team members.
  5. Skills in communicating with parents and interdisciplinary team members
  6. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight, tolerate sudden jarring movement, and tolerate frequent bending and lifting
  7. Valid driver’s license and ability to provide travel for self between locations



Intermediate School District 917 provides special education, career & technical education (CTE), and/or alternative learning for nine member districts in the south metro.  Our programs are located in more than 20 sites throughout the south metro, including Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) where our district office is located.  We focus on being purposeful, personalized partners within our community as we model an innovative culture with diverse pathways serving students and families through equitable practices with highly trained staff.  The culture of ISD 917 is built on the core values of collaboration, empathy, innovation, stewardship, communication, integrity, personalization, equity, and diversity.  Our programs are designed to provide high quality, equitable, and specialized programming to meet the needs of all students.  We serve students from birth through age 21 in a variety of special education programs located in multiple sites.  Our CTE programs are all located at DCTC, and our alternative learning program (Dakota County Area Learning School (DCALS) has two locations, one co-located in DCTC in Rosemount and one in West St. Paul.  At ISD 917, we belong to each other, and no one is invisible.  
Mission  (= Our Core Purpose)
In partnership with member districts, Intermediate School District 917 provides high quality, equitable, and specialized programming to meet the needs of all students.
Vision (= What We Intend to Create)
Intermediate School District 917 models an innovative culture with diverse pathways serving students and families through equitable practices with highly trained staff.
Core Values (= Drivers of Our Words and Actions)

  • Collaboration: Working together to achieve more collectively.
  • Empathy:  Considering and respecting the perspective and needs of member districts, students, families and staff.
  • Innovation:  Ongoing improvement of programs and services.
  • Stewardship:  Managing financial and human resources carefully and responsibly.
  • Communication:  Multi-dimensional, transparent conversation focused on sharing information and creating a positive learning and working environment. 
  • Integrity:  Aligning our actions with our values and beliefs.
  • Personalization:  Building on the strengths and addressing the unique needs of individual students.
  • Equity:  Intentionally providing opportunities while removing barriers at all levels of the organization.
  • Diversity:  Appreciating and valuing everyone’s unique selves.

Strategic Directions (= Focus of Our Improvement Efforts)

  • Increase student achievement and engagement
  • Support and lead staff through continuous improvement
  • Deepen engagement of stakeholders through quality, equitable communication practices
  • Increase social-emotional learning and skills for students and staff
  • Increase support for ALL through inclusive practices

District Motto
Purposeful. Personalized. Partners.
For more information on Special Education Services, click here
And for more information on  Secondary Services, click here
Application Procedure: Can be completed at

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Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer