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Specialist Teacher - Red Lake Schools #38


Red Lake Schools #38

JOB TITLE: Specialist Teacher

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

JOB PURPOSE: The Red Lake School District is accepting applications for an elementary school Specialist Teacher position for the 2018-2019 school year. This position will serve Grades 1-5 students with classroom instruction in one of the following instructional areas: Ojibwe Culture and Language; General Music; General Art.

This Specialist Teacher will create a flexible program and class environment favorable for learning and personal growth. The teacher will have the desire to work cooperatively with other faculty members to build a dynamic course of study. This Specialist Teacher will demonstrate preparation and commitment to working with diverse communities of learners; skill in providing for the individual learning needs of students; ability to create a positive, inclusive learning environment; a high level of expertise in area of expertise and familiarity with current teaching/learning theories; willingness to work with extracurricular activities; and skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with diverse groups of students, parents, and colleagues. Computer skills highly preferred.

Red Lake is a progressive district that seeks out motivational educators to take our programs to the next level. Through staff development and mentoring programs we support teacher growth and program success.


The Specialist shall:

1. Have a minimum of a bachelor's degree with a licensure in Elementary or Middle School,

2. Have completed a licensure program,

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of processes and instruction,

4. Demonstrate ability to use a wide variety of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support instruction,

5. Demonstrate ability to use a variety of assessments and practices to plan and evaluate effective instruction,

6. Demonstrate ability and experience instructing in small and large group learning configurations.

7. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills,

8. Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to implement effective teaching strategies and interventions,

9. Demonstrate knowledge about Red Lake Nation culture and community,

10. Fulfill requirements for mandatory background check,

11. Have good moral character and a strong work ethic.

Essential Duties:

1. Teach in assigned specialist area, utilizing the course of study adopted by the Board of Education, correlated with other appropriate learning activities.

2. Develop lesson plans, adapt curriculum to meet individual student needs, and utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction.

3. Utilize computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction.

4. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere.

5. Collaborates with administration, teachers, and special education staff to identify, plan, participate in and implement professional development activities and determine follow-up as needed.

6. Evaluate student's academic and personal growth keeping appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:

1. Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.

2. Sit, stand, and walk for required periods of time.

3. Speak and hear.

4. Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.

5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing using proper grammar and vocabulary.

6. Reach with hands and arms, use hands and fingers to handle objects to operate tools, computers, and controls as required.


1. Provide instruction for students,

2. Facilitate co-teaching, modeling lessons and coaching around assessment practices and data use to inform instruction through data discussions in Professional Learning Teams (PLT's) and grade level teams to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

3. Assist the Principal in supporting PLT's and grade level teams.


1. District application and professional resume.

2. Provide required documentation outlined in the qualifications above.

3. Three letters of reference from education professionals

4. Employment interview.


The Specialist shall be employed under: Teachers' Master Agreement


Ashley VanHorn

Genawenimaad Enokiinijin

(Human Resources Coordinator)

Red Lake Schools #38

(218) 679-5102 Office

(218) 679-2321 Fax


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