Media Specialist Teacher, K-8 – Hennepin Schools (Minneapolis, MN)

Media Specialist Teacher, K-8, Hennepin Schools Full Time
Posted on 2022-04-20 4:58:59 PM

Listing expires 2022-06-19 12:00:00 AM

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At Hennepin Schools (HS), we deeply believe there are no shortcuts to academic success and no excuses for failing to achieve it. Together, our students, teachers and parents create a culture of achievement and success and we invite you to become part of our great work.

We are a public K-8 charter school that has been in existence since 2012. Our mission is to ensure all students achieve academic success. We will accomplish our mission by providing a college preparatory educational program built on high expectations, rigorous academic performance, more time on task, and a safe and orderly environment driven by high standards of personal conduct and respect for others.

Hennepin Schools’ philosophy is not simply that all children can learn, but more importantly, that all children will learn. To achieve that we are seeking hard working professional educators, who have experience with core knowledge sequence, classroom management instruction strategies, and have a valid Minnesota teaching license to join our team for 2022-23 school year. An ideal candidate will commit to personal growth through intense coaching with a PLC coach. We have started to interview for positions for the upcoming school year. Please consider applying!

Your Job:

As a Media Specialist teacher at Hennepin Schools, it is your responsibility to create and maintain a classroom that supports our mission to:

Ø Provide a safe, nurturing and cooperative learning environment where children discover their personal and academic strengths

Ø Cultivate a sense of respect and responsibility

Ø Create a sense of social awareness and a social bridge to the broader community

Ø Provide a curriculum that leads each child to educational success and closes the achievement gap

Ø Instill self-esteem, confidence and a positive attitude in every child


Duties and Responsibilities:

Ø Uses MN State Standards to write appropriate lesson plans and adaptations

Ø Integrates school-adopted curriculum into coherent lessons designed to maximize every student’s potential

Ø Conducts data driven targeted interventions in reading and mathematics

Ø Participates in all team-wide planning meetings and PLCs

Ø Understands and implements school-wide PBIS Discipline Policy and how it relates to all students

Ø Other duties as assigned


Skills & Qualifications and Requirements:

Ø Bachelor’s Degree

Ø K-12 Media license

Ø Ability to interact well with internal staff, students and parents

Ø Strong behavior management skills

Ø Strong literacy content knowledge in a balanced literacy framework

Ø Experience working with students of color

Ø Detail oriented, flexible and able to multitask

Ø Professional demeanor and appearance with a positive attitude and a sense of humor

Ø Excellent planning and organizational skills

Ø Self-motivated, proactive and resourceful in the completion of work assignments

Ø Sense of accountability and ownership for work results

Ø Knowledge of the following computer applications: Smartboard Notebook, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Ø Ability to maintain status of “not disqualified” upon completion of criminal background and MN disciplinary incidence research

Ø Highly preferred bilingual or multilingual, Spanish or Somali preferred

Ø Highly preferred minimum of two years teaching in high-need school


Hennepin Schools salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. In addition Hennepin Schools offers benefits plan that include medical, dental, life, short term disability, long term disability, PTO, Sick time, QComp goal bonus incentive and Teaches Retirement Plan (TRA).

To Apply

Please send resume and email to

Thank you.

Hennepin Schools
HES| 2123 Clinton Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55404

HMS| 3109 50th Street East | Minneapolis, MN 55417

O: (612) 843-5055 | F: (612) 871-2406 | C: (612) 964-3491