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Physical Education/Health Teacher (0.7 FTE), Spring - Lighthouse School and Westwood Middle School

Posted on 9/1/2017 8:57:47 AM

Listing expires 9/29/2017

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Date of Availability: 08/28/2017
Date Closing: Open Until Filled

About Spring Lake Park Schools

Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 5,800 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose -- “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student. 
Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.

The LIghthouse School provides an enriched learning environment that matches the needs of self-directed, gifted and insatiable learners with curious minds, who are driven to make meaning of their world.

Westwood Middle School is designed to meet the unique needs of early adolescent students. Each student is assigned to a grade level team, which consists of a core group of teachers who work with approximately 150 students in math, language arts, social studies and science.

The successful candidate will be an individual who ... 
… firmly believes:

  • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
  • in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students;
  • in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
  • in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success

Primary Responsibilities

The Lighthouse School, which enrolls about 100 students, seeks a dynamic candidate to work with students in Grades 1-12 to meet essential learning outcomes in physical education and health. The candidate will work in a multi-age/multi-grade setting to facilitate learning through high expectations, choice, and challenge. The candidate should be an advocate of lifelong health and wellness who also promotes among the learners a love for fitness, movement, sport, and cooperative games. The Lighthouse School provides opportunities for students to learn through inquiry-based, complex learning, self-direction, and collaboration with peers, and the successful candidate will work with students using an interdisciplinary approach to learning.

An additional portion of this position will be spent working at Westwood Middle School with students in Grades 6-8 to meet essential learning outcomes in physical education and health. The  candidate should be a strong team player with an enthusiasm for teaching Middle School aged students.  The candidate should have a good understanding of Professional Learning Communities, an understanding of interdisciplinary planning and teaching, and a knowledge of how technology can enhance instruction.  Professional experience in the health, wellness and fitness industry preferred.  A strong interest and desire to work with students of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds and academic ability levels is desired.

We strongly prefer candidates who have exhibited excellence in collaboration with colleagues and an enthusiasm to work with students.  Preferred candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning as evidenced by graduate-level work or an earned degree, as well as participation in professional organization conferences or seminars related to the content area.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Licensing Requirements
Current MN K-12 Physical Education/5-12 Health teaching license

Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region
How to Apply
Position will remain open until filled.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx
Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.
For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Hope Rahn, Director of Learning & Innovation, at hrahn@district16.org or (763) 600-5027.

Spring Lake Park School District 16 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online