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Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School
Special Education Teacher
August 15, 2017

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is seeking a second Special Education teacher to join our exceptional team. Cornerstone Montessori is a charter school committed to authentic AMI Montessori curriculum and serves children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. We seek to provide the highest quality education to all children, regardless of their socio-economic or cultural backgrounds, through partnering with a diverse community of parents, cultivating healthy lifestyles and nurturing empathy, character and community engagement. It is located in an ethnically diverse community on the East Side of Saint Paul.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: (other duties may beassigned).

  • Design and deliver effective instruction specific to the Individualized Educational Program of students with special needs, specifically coordinating services and fulfilling all requirements of the IEP
  • Communicate with families regarding students' school program, collaborating with general education staff as appropriate.
  • Support students' development in all areas.
  • Collaborate with regular education teachers to plan curriculum and jointly support content learning.
  • Collaborate with school staff and leadership concerning the development, implementation and evaluation of best practices and instructional strategies for ELL students to attain high academic achievement according to District and State Standards.
  • Adhere to state and federal guidelines on delivery of instruction and compliance, communicating effectively with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Participate in ongoing staff, team, and individual professional development.
  • Facilitate the Child Find process.
  • Support staff and children in transition times, lunch, and recess as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Special Education or related field.
  • Valid MN Teaching License in Special Education with MN Licensure in LD, ABS and/or EBD, or a valid teaching license and willingness to pursue Special Education licensure.
  • 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.

Interested applicants please send a cover letter and a resume to Liesl Taylor at liesltaylor@cornerstone-elementary.org

 

 

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School
Special Education Paraprofessional Upper Elementary
July 24, 2017

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is seeking an additional Special Education Paraprofessional to join our exceptional team. Cornerstone Montessori is a charter school committed to authentic AMI Montessori curriculum and serves children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. We seek to provide the highest quality education to all children, regardless of their socio-economic or cultural backgrounds, through partnering with a diverse community of parents, cultivating healthy lifestyles and nurturing empathy, character and community engagement. It is located in an ethnically diverse community on the East Side of Saint Paul.

Summary of Job Description:

Assist elementary aged students with special needs in a Montessori classroom. Essential functions of the position include assisting with and delivering effective instruction specific to the Individualized Educational Program of students with special needs, specifically fulfilling paraprofessional requirements of the IEP. The qualified candidate will adhere to state and federal guidelines on delivery of instruction and compliance, communicating effectively with students and colleagues. The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of a high school degree and either an associate degree or at least 60 credits of college education in any field.

Preference given to those with further education and knowledgeable about the Montessori Philosophy of Education.

Additional Qualifications

  • Interest in children and Montessori education
  • Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment
  • Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board find appropriate and acceptable

Interested candidates please send a cover letter and a resume to Liesl Taylor at liesltaylor@cornerstone-elementary.org

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School
Teacher's Assistant Lower Elementary
July 24, 2017

Cornerstone Montessori School and Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School (an AMI accredited public charter elementary school) are committed to authentic AMI Montessori curriculum and serve children from 16 months of age, through sixth grade. We seek to provide the highest quality education to all children, regardless of their socio-economic or cultural backgrounds, through partnering with a diverse community of parents, cultivating healthy lifestyles and nurturing empathy, character and community engagement. It is located in an ethnically diverse community on the East Side of Saint Paul.

We currently have an opening for a Teacher's Assistant in one of our Lower Elementary classrooms beginning fall 2017.

If you are interested in joining a small, supportive team connected to and working in collaboration with the Montessori Center of Minnesota, and are committed to, and passionate about, building this unique and exceptional program, please send a cover letter and resume to liesltaylor@cornerstone-elementary.org.

 

 

 

 

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School
Board Candidate Posting
May 16, 2017 

Located in the Phalen Village area of St. Paul, Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is a public charter school offering a diverse community of children in grades K-6 a tuition-free Montessori education. Cornerstone's accredited Montessori curriculum naturally supports each child's social, emotional, and academic growth, translating the child's innate love of learning into academic success.

Volunteer Board Member Job Description 

Cornerstone is seeking individuals with experience in strategic planning, finance, organizational development, and fundraising to actively engage in the governance of the school, serve on at least one board committee, and attend monthly board meetings.

An interest in Montessori education as a means to support children's development is desired. Board experience with a non-profit or charter school is useful but not required.

For more information, please contact melissasantrach@cornerstone-elementary.org.