Post Date:  Mar 17, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Teacher, TOSA Instructional Specialist (Behavior Interventionist) - Pratt  and Requisition ID number: 100536

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 04/14/2023 

Organizational Unit:  Pratt Elementary (10000085) 

Site:  Pratt (0156) 

FTE 1.0FTE; 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.




The Instructional Specialist will partner with schools and district leadership to ensure high quality learning happens for all MPS students. He or she plays a key role in enhancing student learning by supporting the Academic Priorities in MPS. 



  • Establishes developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and communicates expectations to students and their families.
  • Creates lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as multicultural/gender/ability fair.
  • Selects, adapts and individualizes materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skills.
  • Uses a variety of teaching strategies such as group work, lecture, mini lessons, exploration, questioning, discussion, and other cooperative teaching techniques.
  • Develops and maintains long range and daily instructional plans.
  • Teaches students the required curricula using strategies that foster thinking, reasoning, and problem solving.
  • Promotes problem solving, cooperative skills and conflict resolution strategies.


  • Valid Minnesota Teaching License
  • A minimum of 5 years of recent successful classroom experience with demonstrable student achievement results.
  • Master's Degree Preferred.



  • Expertise in designing, implementing, and differentiating standards based instruction to accelerate all students' achievement 
  • Ability to use a range of quantitative and qualitative data to enhance all students' learning
  • Experience in and knowledge of equity principles and cultural competencies to deepen teachers' application of academic standards
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective, research-based instruction sufficient to analyze, communicate, model, and assess elements of the teaching process
  • Knowledge of district mission, goals, programs, and curricular resources of Minneapolis Public Schools sufficient to support teachers and school sites
  • Strong interpersonal skills with adults and students
  • Ability to establish and maintain trustful, confidential and supportive relationships with teachers to help develop them as professionals
  • Ability to foster collegiality and community among teachers through professional development
  • Ability to encourage multiple perspectives and resolve conflicts as they occur
  • Knowledge of adult learning needs and processes and how to use coaching cycles to maximize growth
  • Proficiency with technology and technology systems



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 race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 04/14/2023 | Pratt Elementary (10000085) | Pratt (0156) | Teaching 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis