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

Start Date: July 1, 2021

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
Demonstrate cultural competence
Possess and foster creativity and imagination
Enjoy work that is active and dynamic

Basic functions and responsibilities:
In collaboration with the School Leader and Teacher Leaders, plan and facilitate staff professional 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
Observe students and teachers in their learning environments and provide job-embedded coaching and feedback
Support teachers in developing plans that align with school philosophies and state standards
Coordinate curriculum, materials and assessments
Collect and analyze data to inform strategic planning
Collaborate with students, families and colleagues in support of students and our community
Attend and facilitate all-school events during the school year
Attend and facilitate community-building and recruitment events during the summer
Serve on the school’s Child Find team
Lead the school’s Pedagogy Committee

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Required Qualifications
5+ years teaching experience
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 or administrator licensure
Experience working in urban school settings with diverse student populations
Knowledge of MN state standards and assessments
Teaching experience in a Reggio-Emilia inspired environment
Leadership experience

Salary & Benefits

This is a salaried, year round position with a flexible start date. Salary will be commensurate with experience ($40,000-$65,000). Comprehensive individual insurance and retirement benefits are provided.

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’s West 7th neighborhood. 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. More information can be found at

Contact Info

Rachel Ngendakuriyo
(651) 285-4672

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.