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28 Jul 2020

Full-Time English Language Arts (80%) & Spanish Language Arts (20%) Teacher position

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Risen Christ Catholic School is seeking a Full Time Middle School English Language Arts (80%) / Spanish Language Arts (20%) classroom teacher in our dual immersion school (Native/Near-native Spanish proficiency required) who will:

  1. Participate in responsive Classroom certification summer training to be funded by Risen Christ Catholic School
  2. Fully implement the components of Responsive Classroom instruction and Christ-centered classroom management across all academic areas.
  3. Create a classroom environment of intellectual rigor and accountability.
  4. Carry out the mission and goals of the school.
  5. Develop and implement a 6th grade Spanish Language Arts curriculum for our 2020-2021 dual immersion program
  6. Design a 7th grade Spanish Language Arts curriculum for our 2021-2022 dual immersion program
  7. Embrace the Catholic faith and its teachings, including the virtues of peace and social justice.
  8. Model professionalism and ethical leadership in all things.
  9. Work collaboratively with the Middle School Team

Risen Christ Catholic School is a bilingual, multicultural and financially accessible school of excellence, educating children in mind, body, and spirit to live and lead in the example of Jesus Christ.

We are proud to be the only Catholic School in Minnesota providing a quality dual language education to a diverse community of learners. The dual immersion program began in 2014 and next year will serve students in grades K-6. In dual immersion, students receive fifty percent of their instruction in Spanish and fifty percent in English every day.

Risen Christ is locally and nationally recognized as a high-performing school with a history of serving low-income students of color and achieving extraordinary outcomes. Risen Christ serves more children in poverty and more Latinos than any other Catholic school in the Archdiocese and is funded primarily through the generosity of foundations, parishes, individuals and businesses who believe that Catholic education should be accessible to all children who desire it.

View our video (, our website ( and strategic plan ( to learn more about Risen Christ Catholic School.

Job Qualifications: Teaching experience and certification in the area you teach (or willing to pursue certification immediately). Native/Near-native Spanish-language proficiency is required. Authentic support of culturally rich and linguistically diverse learning communities. Searches continually for best practices Knows student age groups, approaches to learning, skills, interests, and cultural heritage Articulates how goals establish high expectations and relate to curriculum frameworks and standards Seeks other materials to enhance instruction Designs activities which are highly relevant to students and instructional goals Structures clear lessons/units and allows for different pathways according to student needs. Has assessment criteria and standards which are clear and consistent with instructional goals. Uses appropriate questioning technique Assures that all students are cognitively engaged in appropriate learning activities Assures feedback is consistently provided in a timely manner Makes appropriate adjustments to lessons to accommodate students' questions or interests. Demonstrates genuine caring and respect for individual students Fosters a culture for learning in which students participate, are curious, and take pride in their work. Manages instructional groups, transitions, materials, and supervise volunteers and paraprofessionals Establishes appropriate behavioral expectations Responds to misbehavior appropriately and respects the students’ dignity. Maintains appropriate student records Communicates with parents about students’ progress on a regular basis

Organizational Name: Risen Christ Catholic School

Organizational City: Minneapolis

Position Contact Name: Joelynn Sartell

Position Contact Title: Principal

Position Contact Email:

Position Contact Phone: 612-822-5329

Benefits: Included

Experience: Preferred

Setting: Urban

School Enrollment: 251-400

Minnesota Teacher's License: Preferred

Number of Classrooms: 11-25

Number of Faculty: 1-25

How to Apply

The interview process will begin immediately. No applications will be considered until all documents noted below have been received.  To apply for this position please send the following documents as PDF attachments to Principal Joelynn Sartell at
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 recent letters of recommendations
Joelynn Sartell, Principal Risen Christ Catholic School 1120 East 37th St | Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-822-5329 |

Job Categories: Middle School. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 55407. Salaries: To Be Determined.

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