.60 FTE (LTS)
Locations: Glacier Hills Elementary and Deerwood Elemenary
Effective Date of Employment:
ASAP until the end of the school year
March 20, 2023 – 4:00 p.m.
- Administer, score, and interpret intellectual, social/emotional, adaptive behavior, and other norm-referenced instruments and provide both written and oral reports to parents, students, and professionals.
- Administer and interpret informal assessments including parent, teacher, and student interviews, observations in the classroom and other settings to support results from formal assessment.
- Participate in a multi-disciplinary team to identify students with disabilities ages birth through 21, including EL students.
- Provide consultation to staff and parents for improving students’ behavior and academic success through interventions, observations, and classroom strategies.
- Work with a collaborative team to develop interventions and implement strategies for improving students’ academics and behavior including collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in the classroom and other school settings using practices that align with the district’s MTSS framework.
- Support the implementation of culturally responsive practices that lead to equitable outcomes for all students, particularly those groups of students that are over-represented in special education
- Conduct trainings for district staff on aspects of problem solving including data collection and analysis, cultural competence in assessment, mental health, basic psychological processes and positive behavioral support.
- Assist school staff with due process procedures including eligibility requirements, parent rights, and record keeping.
- Assist in school district projects or special activities that require consultation and/or direct services of a school psychologist.
- Travel in the district and adapt to a changing work environment with a positive attitude and problem solving approach.
- Ability to remain calm in emergency situations.
- Maintain current knowledge of various forms of assistive technology to support students in accessing the appropriate tools for efficiency.
- Maintain good communication and cooperation with staff and parents by establishing a culture of respect.
- Carry out responsibilities as defined by the master contract.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A Master’s degree in School Psychology.
- Licensed or Eligible for licensure by the Minnesota Department of Education as a School Psychologist.
- Experience working with and providing service to persons of diverse cultures, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to work efficiently, effectively, and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams and communicate well in both written and oral formats.
- Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community.
- Experience working in a school setting or with children ages birth through 21.
- Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.
Internal and External Candidates: Apply on-line at www.district196.org
Building Principal and Director of Special Education
According to contractual agreement.
In District 196, the sky’s the limit for students and employees. That’s because our committed team of educators is dedicated to helping learners explore their infinite possibilities and reach their full potential. Our whole child, “Triple-A” approach provides students and staff boundless opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their interests in academics, the arts and athletics.
District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with emotional and behavioral difficulties, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-21. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for life-long learners of all ages.
Equal Opportunity Employer
As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – firstname.lastname@example.org) is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – email@example.com) and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – Michael.Bolsoni@district196.org) have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – firstname.lastname@example.org) has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).