Post Date:  Apr 10, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

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Job Title: Teacher, Special Education- DCD- Henry (2023-2024)  and Requisition ID number: 101162

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Henry High (10000035) 

Site:  Henry (0354) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



SUMMARY:  Provide academic and social skills instruction to children with special education needs.  To create an educational program and a classroom environment that is multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate, is favorable to learning and growth and is based on a commitment that all children can learn.


Disability Focus: DCD



  • Current State of Minnesota teaching License in Academic Behavior Support (ABS) or eligible to apply for one.
  • Prior successful experience in urban, multicultural education desirable.
  • Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration, and/or job-embedded staff development.
  • Working knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.



  • Responsible for case management and maintaining appropriate due process files.
  • Work effectively with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Acquires knowledge of the goals of the Minneapolis Public School District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals.
  • Establishes developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and for him/herself and communicates those to students and their families.
  • Creates lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate.  Selects, adapts and individualizes materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skills.
  • Collaborates and communicates regularly with families in making educational decisions and uses family and community resources to support learning.
  • Assesses students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provides developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
  • Regularly assesses student learning by using multiple forms of assessment.
  • Facilitates positive interactions between students and teacher, student and peers and student and other adults.
  • Models learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
  • Assesses own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDP).
  • Participates in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.
  • Collaborates with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.
  • Participates in site-based management and shared decision making.
  • Always keeps the students' needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision making.
  • Demonstrates competence in the Minneapolis Standards of Effective Instruction.
  • Has a working knowledge of and implements the Minnesota State Standards and the Graduation Rule.


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

School environment; may involve lifting up to 40 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.





Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Henry High (10000035)  | Henry (0354)  | Teaching

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis