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2016-17 School Nurse Candidate Pool
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Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, MN
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Job Title: 2016-17 School Nurse Candidate Pool and Requisition ID number: 34462

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: Teachers(04)

Functional Area: Teaching

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.


Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Apply now to be considered for 2016-2017 positions! Now accepting applications for all content areas.

First, submit your application; if you meet minimum qualifications, you will receive an invitation to participate in a screening interview. Candidates who pass screening will have an opportunity to apply for open positions at specific MPS schools as they become available this spring and summer. To learn more about the hiring process for teaching positions, visit http://bit.ly/TeachMPS or call the Office of Human Capital at 612-668-0500.



We are a diverse and dedicated team, proud to be tasked with educating more than 35,000 Minneapolis kids every year. We believe in the achievement of every student in every classroom.  We are building a workforce that is equipped to provide our students with the education and resources they need to succeed by consistently investing in the growth of our employees and doing what it takes to keep and grow our talented staff.



At MPS, we work collaboratively to find innovative ways to connect with every single one of our students — no matter which languages they speak, or which corner of the city or the world they come from. We celebrate the diversity of our students and staff and the unique perspective each person brings to our learning community by supporting the individual needs of each student – and by caring for and supporting one another as we take on new challenges every day.



When you teach at MPS, leading effective lessons in class is just the beginning. You’ll collaborate with other passionate educators, customize your instruction to engage students of all different abilities, find ways to both challenge and encourage young minds, and create an environment where children feel safe and respected.


As an MPS teacher, you will:

  • Teach students standards-aligned curricula using strategies that foster thinking, reasoning and problem solving
  • Use a variety of assessment strategies – diagnostic, formative and summative – to inform instructional decisions and increase students’ ownership of their learning
  • Lead rigorous, inquiry-based learning tasks to engage students in deep content exploration as well as the habits of scholarship
  • Collaborate with peers to develop, plan and implement innovative practices based on students’ needs/abilities
  • Assess students' developmental and social needs and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
  • Create learning environments that are safe, respectful and interesting as well as fair for students from various cultural backgrounds, gender identities, races, ability levels, and developmental needs
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with families
  • Apply your knowledge of the Minnesota State Standards, district graduation requirements, subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective
  • Work to help your school achieve the goals of your school improvement plan and the Minneapolis Public School District strategic plan
  • Assess own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDPLC). Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.



  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university
  • A valid Minnesota teaching license; or proof of pending approved licensure


Desired Characteristics

  • Unwavering belief in the ability of all students to succeed in school
  • Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching, especially in an urban, multicultural education setting.
  • Hunger to consistently improve instructional practice, day after day and year after year
  • Eagerness to collaborate with other teachers and school/district leaders in innovative programs or initiatives that will support student success
  • Experience using formative assessments and student achievement data to reflect on and improve instructional strategies

·         Appreciation for diversity and ability to harness the unique strengths of students and staff

·         Engagement in building a positive school culture

·         Ability to build relationships with families and welcome them into the classroom




Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies]  | Teaching

About Minneapolis Public Schools

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district and school efforts, theoretically, should complement each other. District offices set parameters, facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among schools, help evaluate progress, and give constructive feedback to both the schools and the Board. Schools have freedom (within approved decision-making parameters) to design site plans. Although what site-based decision making looks like at each school may vary, schools typically have a team of representatives from all areas to serve as a "site council," "education council" or "shared leadership team." This will include principals, parents, students, teachers, specialist teachers, clerical, other building staff, business partners, and the community/neighborhood. The councils meet monthly to make decisions and discuss long-range program goals for the school. Parents who are not on the council may attend and if they would like to have a subject discussed, may submit agenda items and talk to a member. Under the site-based decision making philosophy, these councils are to examine everything that might be standing in the way of student achievement-be it grade levels, student groupings, materials, or school policies and practice-and recommend keeping what is working and changing what is not.