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Academic Interventionist - Red Lake School District, ISD #38


August 21, 2019

Academic Interventionist

Red Lake School District, ISD #38

P.O. Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671

218-679-3353 ext. 1001

"...where each child is valued, life long-learning is embraced and students are empowered to become Red Lake Nation ambassadors in the global community."

When the Children thrive, the Nation Thrives

Posted: 08/20/2019

JOB TITLE: Academic Interventionist; beginning the 2019-20 SY (anticipated)

BUILDING: To be Determined

REPORTS TO: Principal

TERMS: Per Teacher's Master Agreement

JOB PURPOSE: The Academic Interventionist position is responsible for assisting general education teachers in providing targeted and intensive support for students who are academically and/or behaviorally challenged.


1. A Bachelor's Degree in education with preference given to those with an emphasis or expertise in math, reading, or differentiated instruction.

2. The candidate should have teaching experience including experience with American Indian children and/or children who are academically and/or behaviorally challenged.

3. The candidate should possess and demonstrate considerable knowledge of effective and varied teaching strategies, classroom accommodations, modifications, and varied assessment techniques.

4. The candidate must possess knowledge of various methods of data collection and subsequent analysis and interpretation of data to drive appropriate instructional and behavioral interventions.

5. Must possess ability to effectively observe student performance and provide feedback to the teacher, parents, and administration to improve teaching and learning.

6. Must possess ability to effectively organize and present information both orally and in writing.

7. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others, including students, parents, and colleagues.

Essential Duties:

1. Academic Interventionists will collaborate with general education teachers and to develop targeted academic interventions in reading and/or math for students identified to receive those services through the ADSIS program or other similar programs.

2. Provides direct services to identified students that may include instruction, monitoring academic progress, and problem-solving strategies.

3. Assists teachers in the identification and development of individualized academic interventions using research-based/evidence-based strategies intended to accelerate learning and achievement.

4. Supports teachers in collecting required documentation, to include: appropriate analysis of student progress, planning for and implementing academic achievement plans, and conducting data collection.

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

6. Assists teachers in the development of instructional materials, accommodations, modifications, and assessments needed for students who are educated in the general education classroom setting.

7. Participates in InSIGHT (pre-referral team), eligibility determination, and IEP meetings when necessary in order to ensure a proper continuum of services across general and special education.

8. Other duties related to the position as assigned per specific building placement, academic area of intervention, and Tiered level of student support being provided.

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.

Verification of Competency

 Completed District application and resume'.

 Documentation to support the qualifications requirements as listed above.

 Three letters of reference from former employers or other professional resources.

 Successful completion of employment interview.

To apply send complete District application, cover letter, resume, and credentials to: Human Resources, Red Lake School District #38, PO Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671, fax to (218)679-2321, or email to


Ashley VanHorn

Genawenimaad Enokiinijin

(Human Resources Coordinator)

Red Lake Schools #38

(218) 679-5102 Office

(218) 679-2321 Fax

Michael George Smith, Sr., age 76, of Redby, MN Journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at the Jourdain Perpich Extended Care Center in Red Lake, MN. He was born on February 10th 1943 in Red Lake, MN the son of Harry Smith Sr. and Isabelle Weise.

Mike Sr. was a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Red Lake, MN. He enjoyed working many different jobs. A hard working mechanic, college and high school substitute teacher, a counselor at the Minneapolis American Indian Center and worked as a laborer in the lumber industry. Michael loved going to the casino, his favorite was the Keno Slot Machines and playing Blackjack. He also loved singing on the Pow Wow trail with the Red Lake Drum Group. His hobbies were keeping up with the newspapers, going to check the mail and attending high school basketball games. He enjoyed a good cigarette and caring for the family cat, Libby.

Michael is survived by his sons: Miran Smith, Mitchell Osterloh, Michael Smith III and Marc Anderson; daughters: Leslie Smith, Lynette Osterloh, Isabelle Smith, Sally Smith, Nicole Anderson and Candace Anderson; brother: Henry "Butch" Smith Jr .; sisters: Shirlyn Whitefeather, Marilyn Reed, Patricia Johnson and Susan Smith; 25 grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Isabelle and Harry Smith Sr .; daughters: Shannon Anderson and Lisa Smith; a son: Michael Smith Jr .; brothers; John Sr. and Phillip Smith; grandchildren: Carron and Braylie Ortley and many other relatives and friends.

An all-night visitation will be held on Monday, August 26rd, 2019 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Redby Community Center in Redby, Minnesota.

A memorial service for Michael G. Smith Sr. will be held on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Redby Community Center in Redby, Minnesota.

Father Jerry Rodgers will officiate.

Drum group is the Red Lake Singers

Honorary Casket Bearers are Lori Osterloh, LuAnn Wind, georgette "Maxine" White, Amos Wiese, Priscilla Nickaboine, Simon Weise, Jackie Anderson-Redearth, Danny Hart

Active Casket Bearers are Michael's surviving children

Serving the family with funeral arrangements are The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota.

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