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Upper School English/Language Arts Teacher - Minnehaha Academy

Posted on 2024-06-10 4:13:24 PM

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Minnehaha Academy is a Christian school and a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Our mission is to provide a high-quality education integrating the Christian faith and learning so that students grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and others. The Upper School (grades 9 - 12) seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) English/Language Arts Teacher beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. The Upper School English/Language Arts Teacher will create a classroom environment which fosters learning and personal growth; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide an excellent education, in accordance with each student&#8217;s ability; establish effective rapport with students and parents; work collaboratively with other staff members; and effectively integrate the Christian faith into class lessons and interactions with student advisees. Examples of Duties and Responsibilities of the Position Include: * Ability to academically and socially engage students with diverse backgrounds and abilities through quality instructional practices and positive relationships that help them achieve success in their learning. * Develops lesson plans and instructional materials; and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student. * Teaches department-approved curriculum. Incorporates technology into teaching and learning. * Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences. * Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere. * Evaluates students&#8217; academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and in a timely fashion updates grade reports. Communicates this information regularly with parents. * Works in a supportive manner with colleagues and supervisors. Collaborates with a team for professional learning and growth, including sharing practices, reviewing student work, and setting shared goals that support school improvement. * Maintains and improves professional skills by participating in building and department meetings, formal coursework, workshops and professional development in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices. * Participates in a personal professional goal-setting and evaluation process on a regular basis. * Performs other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the administrator for effective school operation. Education and/or Experience: * BA or BS Degree and state teaching licensure required. * Previous secondary English/Language Arts teaching experience preferred. Please visit our website at www.minnehahaacademy.net<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.minnehahaacademy.net%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C6a1f68b8213a4d93a4f608dc899227a6%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638536508037577983%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=6Cs8KqS5UO0HLxXiofhQruy5G0GQaqw6F7cW%2BNmlx0g%3D&reserved=0> to learn more about our school and submit your application and resume. If you have any questions regarding the position, contact: Dr. Mike DiNardo &#8211; Upper School Principal Minnehaha Academy 3100 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55406 dinardo@MinnehahaAcademy.net<mailto:dinardo@MinnehahaAcademy.net> 612-729-8321 ext. 3102 Minnehaha Academy is an EEO/AA employer

Minnehaha Academy is a Christian school and a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. 


Our mission is to provide a high-quality education integrating the Christian faith and learning so that students grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and others.  


The Upper School (grades 9 - 12) seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) English/Language Arts Teacher beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.


The Upper School English/Language Arts Teacher will create a classroom environment which fosters learning and personal growth; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide an excellent education, in accordance with each student’s ability; establish effective rapport with students and parents; work collaboratively with other staff members; and effectively integrate the Christian faith into class lessons and interactions with student advisees.


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities of the Position Include:


  • Ability to academically and socially engage students with diverse backgrounds and abilities through quality instructional practices and positive relationships that help them achieve success in their learning.

  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials; and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.

  • Teaches department-approved curriculum. Incorporates technology into teaching and learning.

  • Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.

  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and in a timely fashion updates grade reports. Communicates this information regularly with parents.

  • Works in a supportive manner with colleagues and supervisors. Collaborates with a team for professional learning and growth, including sharing practices, reviewing student work, and setting shared goals that support school improvement. 

  • Maintains and improves professional skills by participating in building and department meetings, formal coursework, workshops and professional development in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices.

  • Participates in a personal professional goal-setting and evaluation process on a regular basis.

  • Performs other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the administrator for effective school operation.


Education and/or Experience:


  • BA or BS Degree and state teaching licensure required. 
  • Previous secondary English/Language Arts teaching experience  preferred.

Please visit our website at www.minnehahaacademy.net to learn more about our school and submit your application and resume. If you have any questions regarding the position, contact:  


Dr. Mike DiNardo – Upper School Principal   

Minnehaha Academy  

3100 West River Parkway  

Minneapolis, MN 55406  

dinardo@MinnehahaAcademy.net  

612-729-8321 ext. 3102  

  

Minnehaha Academy is an EEO/AA employer