Pelican Rapids High School
Physical Education-Health Teacher Opening 7-12
Job Title:  Physical Education-Health – (1.0 FTE)
License Required:  Valid Minnesota License
MN Teaching License--Physical Education (K-12)
MN Teaching License--Health (K-12)
MN Teaching License--DAPE (preK-12) preferred
Pelican Rapids High School is looking for teachers that possess the following:
• Exceptional content and subject matter knowledge
• Experience teaching in the content area preferred
• Superb classroom management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with various learning styles, diversity and able to differentiate instruction
Extracurricular Opportunities: Assistant Varsity Football, Assistant Basketball & Junior High Basketball, Assistant Wrestling, Head Softball, Junior High Softball,  Junior High Baseball  & other opportunities possible
Please send cover letter, resume, three current letters of recommendation, copy of current MN teaching license, and a copy of transcripts to:
Brian Korf, High School Principal
Pelican Rapids High School
PO Box 642
Pelican Rapids MN 56572
Telephone (218) 863-5910
Fax (218) 863-5915
Closing Date for Application: June 19, 2015
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1.   Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the District approved curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
2.  Strong classroom management skills.
3. Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
4. Experience with multiple instructional designs and differentiated instruction.
5. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
6.   Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records in a timely fashion, prepares progress reports.
7.   Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
8.   Maintains a professional day, as defined by building/and contract.
9.   Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of website, newsletters, phone calls, e-mails, conferences, etc.
10.   Works in a supportive and collaborative manner with colleagues and supervisors.
11.   Maintains and improves professional skills by participating in building and department meetings, formal coursework, workshops, and seminars in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices.
12.  Participates in a professional learning community on a regular basis.
13.  Integration of technology into instruction.
14.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Specific Responsibilities:

1.   Collaborative work in a fast-paced environment interacting with students, staff, administrators, parents, and the community with multiple requests and concerns.
2.   Support and communicate with other administrators and staff.
3.   Respond in emergency situations.
4.   Know, interpret, and follow school District policies.
5.   May plan and coordinate the work of paraprofessionals and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips.
6.   May provide input to the goal-setting process for paraprofessionals.
Knowledge and Skills:

1.   Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate skills in performing daily routines.
2.   Demonstrated ability to operate a computer, software and necessary classroom technology.
3. Ability to develop effective and positive working relationships with students, staff, administrators, parents, and the community.
4.   Maintain professional composure while dealing with a variety of personalities and situations.
5.   Show initiative and function as a self-starter.
6.   Effectively communicate and have interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Position title: Literacy Tutor – Minnesota Reading Corps

Further your career with meaning: Grow the skills of children.

You can help children succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need to read. Whether you’re looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make a direct impact by serving one year as a Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy Tutor at Viking Elementary.  1 Full-time Elementary and 2 part-time Preschool Literacy Tutor positions are available.

Minnesota Reading Corps, the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program, trains tutors to directly impact over 30,000 children age 3 through grade 3 in schools across Minnesota. As a tutor, you will be trained to implement proven research-based strategies, monitor progress and help children believe in themselves and succeed—all while building your own skills and professional network. Reading Corps has seen real results and is helping catch children up to their peers.

During your eleven-month AmeriCorps service, you’ll receive extensive training, support and general professional development opportunities. In addition, you will receive a modest living allowance of about $484 biweekly (full-time) or about $250 biweekly (part-time), an education award of $5,645 (full-time) or $2,822 (part-time) and other benefits if eligible. Most tutors will begin on the first day of the program year, August 10, 2014. Strong preference is given to applicants who can begin on time. Limited make up trainings will be available to late start tutors. 

Elementary Literacy Tutors work one-on-one with K-3 children who need help learning to read. They use prescribed literacy interventions and conduct weekly progress monitoring to ensure their students are on track to read at grade level by the end of third grade. They commit to daytime hours.

Preschool Literacy Tutors are embedded into a classroom of children ages 3 to 5 to develop children’s early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. They collaborate with the classroom teaching staff to enhance daily literacy opportunities and conduct literacy assessments to ensure children are on track to read by the end of third grade. They commit to daytime hours.


· Strong interest in education, specifically helping young children practice reading skills

· Experience working with children, preferably as a literacy tutor

· Dedication to community service

· Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail

· Speak, read, and write English fluently

· Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, professional

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff

· Ability to take initiative and work independently

· Ability to commit to 11 months of service (most tutors will begin August 10, 2014)

· High school diploma or GED and must be at least 18-years-old

· As per federal AmeriCorps regulations, you must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident Alien

How do I apply? Submit an application on (do not apply via the district website). Questions? Contact or 866-859-2825.

Please fill out the attached application form and return to the District office if you are interested a support staff position in the Pelican Rapids School District. 



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