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Elementary Teacher - Tesfa International School

Posted on 8/31/2017 4:55:09 AM

Listing expires 9/28/2017

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Tesfa International School is seeking passionate, dedicated teachers who will provide best-practice instruction to diverse learners.  Tesfa International School’s mission is based on the principles of the International Baccalaureate Programme.  Tesfa International School’s culture is exemplary in providing a calm, safe environment in which students can learn.  




• Articulate the mission and vision of Tesfa International School to students, parents, and the greater community

• Create a classroom environment in which every child can succeed and which establishes high academic and behavior standards

• Demonstrate high proficiency and expertise in content areas

• Create effective lesson plans and instructional materials

• Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students

• Teach all approved curricula

• Implement and support the School Wide Positive Behavior System established by the school

• Assess the progress of each student

• Use standardized test data to make instructional decisions

• Prepare and maintain appropriate records and progress reports

• Communicate with parents during the school day and outside the normal classroom hours as required

• Identify student needs and make appropriate referrals for student services

• Help to promote and maintain a professional environment

• Direct paraprofessionals and volunteers as necessary

• Demonstrate the attributes of a lifelong learner

• Participate successfully in the faculty professional development and evaluation system

• Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the administration


Required Qualifications:


• Must be licensed (or eligible to be licensed) to teach elementary students (Grades 1-6 or K-6) by the State of Minnesota  

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Familiarity with educational technology 

• Ability to work with diverse student populations


  Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with ESL population

• Knowledge of or experience with the International Baccalaureate Program


Physical Requirements:  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. While performing the duties of this job, the employed is regularly required to talk, hear, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach for objects, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and use hands to grasp and feel. The employed must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally being required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Tesfa International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, or veteran status.


Tesfa International School has a competitive salary and benefits package.  For additional information, please visit our website www.tesfainternationalschool.org  


To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, college transcript, copy of license (if available), and three written letters of reference to:

Patti Kronk

Tesfa International School

1555 40th Avenue NE

Columbia Heights, MN 55421


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