Careers

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018:

Special Education Teacher

Language Arts Teacher

Americorps Promise Fellow

All Positions Open Until Filled

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Laura Jeffrey Academy is looking for education professionals available on an 'on call' basis as a substitute classroom teacher or educational assistant. Must have current Minnesota teaching license or short-call sub license.  If interested, please submit resume and cover letter that includes contact information and availability to hr@laurajeffreyacademy.org.

Why work at LJA?

Careers at Laura Jeffrey Academy: make a commitment to change

Laura Jeffrey Academy is committed to creating an environment that builds retention and resiliency of teachers and staff as well as students. LJA does this by offering a competitive salary structure, implementing planning time into the daily schedule, offering intensive professional development and providing an infrastructure that supports great learning and teaching.

Our purpose is to provide a unique and stimulating education environment where students are free -- to explore their potential, discover their brilliance, and develop their intellect  We are looking for educators committed to social justice and equity in learning for all students.  If you are an educator who thinks out of the box, loves to develop curriculum, and collaborate with others, we would love to hear from you.  Women and men of color are encouraged to apply.  We are committed to serving a diverse population of students and families.

Teacher testimonial

"Upon starting employment at LJA, I was immediately struck by the professionalism and collaboration evident in all of my interactions with colleagues.  Never before did I see a group of people working together with such ease and apparent trust to meet their shared goals.  As a teacher who was about to begin a year of co-teaching, I had questions, concerns and even a few fears. Those fears were immediately eradicated, not only through my interactions with my co-teacher, but by the community of educators who have created an environment in which collaboration is authentic and where the voices of the many are not only heard, but valued, respected, and used to improve the school community.  As a natural skeptic, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it hasn't and I do not foresee it doing so as the spirit of collaboration and shared problem solving seems to permeate each and every interaction, staff meeting, communication, etc.  Collaboration requires much from its participants - trust, open communication, vulnerability, risk taking and the ability to change one's thinking and practice.  As a "seasoned" teacher, this can be a huge adjustment when coming from a school/district where these characteristics were not truly valued.  I have been supported each step of the way at LJA and can feel my hesitation and anxiety continue to shed.  I feel honored and privileged to be a part of LJA and look forward to my continued growth and development here, as well as my continued participation in a community of dedicated educators."

Affirmative Action Policy

Laura Jeffrey Academy will not deny anyone the opportunity for employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance. Laura Jeffrey Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District.