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Teacher, Grades 6-12, 1.0 FTE - Northern Lights Community School

Posted on 5/18/2017 1:53:08 PM

Listing expires 6/15/2017

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Teacher/Advisor, 6-12, 1.0 FTE

Northern Lights Community School – Warba, MN

We are a small, project-based charter school located 15 miles east of Grand Rapids, MN. We are currently seeking a licensed teacher to join our team for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested, please send a letter of introduction, resume, and 3 letters of reference to mike.hamernick@nlcschool.org or


Northern Lights Community School

Attn: Mike Hamernick – Director

PO Box 2829

Warba, MN  55793





A.        Education Level

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         A valid license to teach grades 6-12 in Minnesota

·         Preferred licensure areas: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies


B.        Experience Desired                         

Experience teaching in a “Project-Based Learning” program, and/or charter school, preferred but not required     


C.        Physical Requirements*

·         Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time;

·         exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer;

·         to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids;

·         hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone;

·         speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone;

·         physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height;

·         and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.

*The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


D.        Other                                                 

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Skills in human relations, leadership and conflict management

·         Knowledge of teaching techniques that meet the diverse needs of students

·         Demonstrated skills in the use of technology to enhance student learning




A.        Implement Instruction

·         Communicate a high level of expectation

·         Have a current personalized learning plan for each student in the advisory group

·         Teach license area specific seminars as needed

·         Help lead recreational activities

·         Respond to daily student journals

·         Monitor daily sustained silent reading

·         Create and implement teacher-led advisory projects

·         Require students to analyze and apply knowledge

·         Display enjoyment, humor, and enthusiasm for teaching


B.        Evaluate Instruction

·         Support student academic progress and monitor each student’s progress toward graduation

·         Expect each NLCS student to earn at least 80 percent of his or her credits and provide an educationally sound explanation if this does not happen.

·         Provide re-teaching and/or interventions when appropriate


C.        Classroom Management

·         Create and support an open and honest culture within the advisory group

·         Build a positive and respectful atmosphere for learning

·         Monitor student attendance with a 90 percent rate as a goal

·         Accept and track projects on Project Foundry


D.        Cooperate with Learning Team

·         Willingness to team with other teaching staff in improving mathematics and reading instruction program-wide

·         Take part in NLCS staff development activities

·         Work with special education staff members to support identified students

·         Contribute to the achievement of NLCS’ annual goals

·         Communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, parents, and students


E.         Parent and Community Involvement

·         Hold at least two meetings with a parent or guardian of each student during the school year

·         Lead the advisory in hosting at least one community event per year

Mike D. Hamernick - Director


305 Bridge Street, PO Box 2829, Warba, MN 55744
Toll Free Phone Number
1-877-246-6548   (218)492-4400 ext. 11

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