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Special Education Teacher, Grades K-6 - College Preparatory Elementary

Posted on 9/6/2017 2:32:28 PM

Listing expires 10/4/2017

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College Prep Elementary is now accepting applications for a Full-time, Special Education Teacher for the 2017-18 school year.



         A valid Minnesota Special Education Teaching license in one or more of the Special Education areas listed below:

o    Academic and Behavioral Specialist (ABS)

o    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

o    Developmental Disabilities (DD)

o    Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

o    Learning Disabilities (LD)


         Previous experience providing Special Education Services to students.

         Knowledge and understanding of child study and due process (IEP).

         Ability to consistently and effectively design instructional and behavioral activities for students

         Ability to work with a wide variety of students in a calm, patient, understanding, creative, flexible, student-centered environment.

         Skill in planning, organizing and writing evaluations in a multi-disciplinary team within timeline constraints.

         Good human relation skills, team player and professional demeanor.

         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

         Proficient with basic computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office products.

         Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information at all times.

Position Description:

The Special Education Teacher is responsible to collaborate with parents, teachers, social workers, and other related service providers to assist with classroom instruction, maintain necessary due process paperwork and provide necessary services for all students who have been identified. The Special Education Teacher may supervise one or more paraprofessionals for student support. They may also co-teach classes, deliver direct instruction based on IEP goals, and provide social skills instruction and resource room support.


CPE Special Education Teacher duties:

·         Ensure that adequate structure is in place to meet the emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of learners with IEPs.

·         Plan and facilitate IEP team meetings.

·         Implement a variety of intervention strategies including behavior interventions to enhance achievement and pro-social skills of learners with IEPs.

·         Work well with people of different cultures, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.

·         Evidence of team-based, creative, flexible, student-centered performance, and a professional demeanor, ability to deal with challenging behaviors in a calm, consistent and patient manner. These approaches are intended to go beyond the detection of interfering behaviors into developing pro-social instructional opportunities.

·         Work efficiently, cooperatively, and effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment and with a variety of groups including students, parents, general education staff, behavior specialists, and outside agencies.

·         Share accommodations and modifications with general education teachers.

·         Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

·         Develop program components to meet student needs on a continual basis.

·         Perform all instructional duties required of a classroom teacher.

·         Communicate and collaborate effectively with students, schools, parents, and outside agencies about students’ special education needs, utilizing these linkages to develop effective school program components.

·         Adhere to due process timelines and complete special education paperwork in compliance with MDE standards.

·         Convene and lead staff meetings and parent conferences on behalf of students with IEPs.

·         Refer, initiate, and write student evaluations as appropriate.

·         Participate in child study meetings at the program level.

·         Other job related duties as assigned.

About the School:   

CPE Mission and Vision: College Prep Elementary (CPE) is a K-6 charter school located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Our school was established in 2009 to serve Hmong and minority families through a specialized focus on college and career readiness.  We have a small school environment to accomplish our mission of preparing every student to succeed in college and career.  CPE utilizes research-based, proven methods to promote English language development and literacy, mathematics proficiency, science mastery, and engagement in the learning process.  We provide our students with a strong educational program within a learning community that builds self-confidence and awareness of diverse cultures and ideas. 

Visit http://www.cpe-k6.org for more information about our Charter School.

How to Apply:

Persons interested in applying should send an email to mary.yakibchuk@cpe-k6.org with the following applications materials attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of Valid MN Special Education Teaching License
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Three letters of reference

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. 

Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Application Deadline: applications will be reviewed immediately, position open until filled.


College Prep Elementary

355 Randolph Ave. Suite 300

St. Paul, MN 55102