Elementary Special Education Teacher

This position will be for the 2023/2024 School Year

HOPE Community Academy is an accredited, public co-educational charter school comprised of primary, intermediate, and middle school levels. The entire school community seeks to provide a safe and trusting learning environment where each student is valued and challenged to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

The mission of HOPE Community Academy is to educate all students to the highest levels of academic and social standards with a focus on Hmong language and culture.

As a vital part of the total learning community, HOPE Community Academy is called to educate students in an atmosphere enriched by shared Hmong and American values . . . peace, justice, and respect for one another. The school recognizes that a child’s healthy development is dependent upon learning and living out those values.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible to plan, organize and implement an appropriate learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential base on HOPE’s instructional curriculum for students. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal.

Primary duties: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Evaluate students for SPED Services
  • Write and manage IEPs
  • Monitor IEPs implementation
  • Supervise SPED Paras
  • Collaboration with general education teachers
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials to facilitate active learning
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Prepare classroom for class activities and implements goals, objectives and standards of the school
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instructions
  • Evaluate student performance through examinations and homework assignments to promote student achievement. Provide appropriate feedback on work.
  • Assess student academic and behavioral needs by establishing and enforcing school rules and procedures.
  • Clearly communicate assessment criteria to parents; and involve parents/guardians in meaningful ways to maximize student learning and achievement.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities
  • Performs classroom management duties, maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.

Professional Accountabilities:

  • Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
  • Participates in various school events, staff meetings and extracurricular activities.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
  • Serve as a role model for promoting effective instruction and professionalism


  • B.A/B.S. degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field of teaching
  • Minnesota State Licensure in teaching in appropriate subject area
  • Strong desire and commitment to working with diverse students and staff
  • Ability and flexibility to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to collaborate with grade level teachers, paraprofessionals, and tutors regarding instructional classroom activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Have knowledge of best practices, instructional strategies, classroom management and behavior management
  • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans base on school goals, as well as the objectives, and needs of students.
  • Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations
  • Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology, as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of classroom management and organization

Working Environment:

  • Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment; school building is a multi-level building that has an elevator and is accessible
  • Position requires extensive interaction with children of all ages
  • Duties may occasionally be performed on field trips away from school
  • Duties may occasionally be performed in outdoor environments, such as athletic fields or playgrounds
  • Duties may occasionally be performed in varying weather conditions, such as hot or cold weather.
  • Possible exposure to loud and noisy locations (e.g. loud classrooms or cafeterias; children speaking or laughing loudly).

To apply, or for more information, email us at

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts school’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.  It does not alter the “at will” employment relationship between the school and the employee.

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