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St. Paul School of Northern Lights
St. Paul, MN

Start Date: August 1, 2024

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Successful candidates will…
Understand that:
Our learners are competent and curious
Relationships are central to our work as educators
Knowledge is constructed by the learner in a social context
Multiple points of view deepen understanding
The environment drives learning
Communicate effectively, building strong relationships colleagues, students, families, and the broader community
Commit to engaging in conversations and work that challenges and disrupts systemic oppression and oppressive narratives
Enjoy working at both the systems level and with individual staff members
Appreciate uncertainty: value participating in a dynamic and evolving educational process
Value collaboration
Demonstrate leadership throughout the school, school community, and broader Reggio-Emilia community
Demonstrate cultural competence
Possess and foster creativity and imagination
Enjoy work that is active and dynamic

Basic functions and responsibilities:
Facilitate and sustain a system to introduce and explore materials with students in the Studio
Listen to children and collaborate with teachers to support the development of meaningful projects and experiences that explore students’ 100 languages
Collaborate with the School Leader, Pedagogista and Teacher Leaders to plan and facilitate ongoing staff support, development, and collaboration
Support teachers with documentation and developing skills to make student thinking and learning visible to students, families, colleagues and community
Support teachers in developing their understanding and application of Reggio principles
Collaborate and communicate with students, families and colleagues in support of students and our community
Make visible the work of the school to others in the field through professional workshops, presentations, social media, communication with visitors, and external collaboration
Support prospective and current family engagement in the school and with Reggio principles
Attend and facilitate all-school events during the school year
Serve on the school’s Pedagogy Committee
Supervise students and support the operations of the school as necessary

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Required Qualifications
Teaching experience
Experience with studio art
Experience with the Northern Lights’ foundational philosophies: the Reggio-Emilia, Finnish, and Place-Based approaches to education
Commitment to the Northern Lights’ Mission and Vision

Preferred Qualifications
MN teaching licensure
Experience working in urban school settings with diverse student populations
Teaching experience in a Reggio-Emilia inspired environment
Experience with adult collaboration
Experience coaching teachers
Strong written and Reggio-Emilia inspired documentation skills

Salary & Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Ngendakuriyo at

Program Description

St. Paul School of Northern Lights is a public charter school serving students in grades K-8 in St. Paul, Minnesota. St. Paul School of Northern Lights is looking for an instructional leader who is passionate about the mission, vision, and educational philosophies of the school with a desire to support and collaborate with teachers in their ongoing development.

Contact Info

Rachel Ngendakuriyo

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