Thank you for your interest in employment at Mounds Park Academy, a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 520 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. Since 1982, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

The environment here is diverse, collaborative, creative, and innovative for students, faculty, and staff. At MPA, you will be challenged to become your best self while simultaneously encouraging all those around you to dream big and do right.

Our school has made significant investments to help mitigate the health risks associated with COVID-19. Our community is masked, we are diligently engaged in physical distancing, cleaning and sanitation protocols are extensive, density has been reduced by half in Middle and Upper School, and upgrades to our HVAC systems ensure that the air in every space is circulated two or three times per hour. Every student, faculty, and staff member take part in twice-daily health screenings and temperatures are checked at each entrance. We have a robust contact tracing plan that ensures a swift and rigorous response should anyone experience any symptoms. Through these many layers, we aim to make our community as safe as possible throughout COVID-19.

 

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is rooted in whole-child education. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and be a positive change in the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose, and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Director of Equity and Belonging to provide strategic leadership, guidance, and support for widespread integration of, and accountability for, diversity, equity, inclusive, and antiracist policies and practices at MPA. Aspiring to be truly equitable in racial diversity, socio-economic diversity, gender identity and equality, and religious understanding, the Director will lead and collaborate on initiatives built to foster an environment where all are embraced, valued, and included. 

As an educator, advocate, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) expert, the Director of Equity & Belonging will work in close conjunction with the Head of School, the MPA administrative team, and other MPA stakeholders to ensure that DE&I practices are central to every facet of the school’s academics and operations. As both a strategist and an executor, the Director will establish metrics and utilize data to measure success and drive tangible progress toward greater inclusion across all of MPA’s programs, initiatives, policies, and practices.

A thought-leader and trailblazer, the Director of Equity & Belonging will be dually tasked with driving the ideation and inspiration behind MPA’s DE&I initiatives while also being hands-on and resourceful in implementation of the work.

Key Accountabilities

Strategic Leadership

  • In partnership with the Head of School, assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs that sustain an antiracist, diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community
  • Work with the Head of School to support the Board of Trustees in strategic planning and serve as liaison to the board on issues of equity, inclusion, and justice
  • Work with the Head of School, division directors, and the CFO to audit and update student and employee policies and procedures for equitable practices

Teaching and Learning

  • Oversee and coordinate the development and facilitation of affinity and ally groups for students
  • Research new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about antiracism, identity, social difference, and inequality, and train faculty how to incorporate them into their classrooms 

Community Education

  • Offer professional development workshops and programs, including parent programming and alumni relations content, focused on equity, inclusion, and social justice that foster understanding of and appreciation for inclusion, equity, and justice

External Outreach and Recruiting

  • Partner with the Head of School and administrative team to identify support structures to increase the effectiveness and success in recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
  • In collaboration with the Director of Admission and Communication, identify support structures to increase the effectiveness and success in recruiting, admitting, and retaining diverse students 
  • Act as a liaison between the school and local communities of color and related organizations to support the school’s community outreach and service to our local community

Advocacy

  • Provide perspective to division directors regarding discipline issues and instances and act as an advocate and “ombudsperson” for staff, students, or parents who encounter equity-related issues and help them find the most appropriate route for dealing with particular concerns 

Qualifications and Position Profile

The successful candidate will demonstrate thoughtfulness and courage to effectively lead and inspire others to engage in cultural and institutional change that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracist policies and practices. 

  • A visionary leader and community builder – to inspire others and drive buy-in across the MPA community as well as lead external outreach and partnership building
  • A high degree of DE&I technical skill – a credible and credentialed DE&I leader with a proven track record of developing diversity and inclusion strategies and programs
  • An activator and a trailblazer – someone who can forge MPA’s path around diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and with the energy and edge to keep these initiatives at the forefront
  • An impeccable communicator and active listener – to both listen and effectively communicate to a range of audiences, including adults and youth, on a variety of DE&I topics
  • A teacher and trainer – to embrace MPA’s culture and effectively coach, educate, and guide the community on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Highly organized, process-oriented, and metrics-driven – to bring a thoughtful and coordinated approach to the work
  • Change management skills – to serve as a thoughtful partner to the administrative team, faculty, and Head of School in navigating the complexities of leading a culture shift
  • Has high EQ – to navigate the infrastructure of an Independent School environment

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
  • 8+ years’ experience designing, developing, and leading measurable diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, best practices, and programs
  • Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) or other DE&I certification and training is a plus
  • Teaching background or experience in an education setting is a plus

To Apply:

For more information or to send your credentials, please email MPA@cohentaylor.com. All inquiries will remain confidential. Click here to view the full position profile.

Position Begins: August 2021
Status: 100% FTE
Department: Instructional Support Faculty, Student Support Team

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

Since its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a K-8 Learning Specialist for the 2021-2022 school year. More specifically, we are seeking a versatile candidate who is passionate, detail oriented, and self-motivated.  The candidate should have broad experience in supporting students with learning differences, targeted intervention, and academic enrichment, as well as a desire to work collaboratively with other faculty.

Learning Specialists at MPA work with students, families, and teaching faculty to support academic achievement in a high-challenge, high-support environment. They provide direct instructional support to students, work with families to develop support plans for students with diagnosed learning needs, assist with assessment and testing accommodations, and work in collaboration with the local district for evaluations and coordination of services where needed. More, our Learning Specialists are well-versed in the most progressive and innovative pedagogies that challenge our students not just to know, but to apply knowledge and understanding in creative and critical ways. Our ideal candidate has an exceptional knowledge of successful intervention strategies across disciplines with expertise in supporting reading, writing, and math learning, experience in teaching and working with students from Kindergarten through eighth grade, has one or more degrees in school psychology, elementary/middle school education, special education, or related fields.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Have experience with various methods and strategies of targeted intervention both for remediation and enrichment
  • Know and be able to use a variety of assessment tools – summative, formative and diagnostic
  • Be an exceptional communicator with a wide range of constituencies, including but not limited to, students, families, teachers, and broader community
  • Value a dynamic, ever-changing, and challenging environment
  • Serve as a member of various student support teams in Lower School and Middle School, attend division meetings, department meetings, and lead grade level meetings with teachers
  • Provide general guidance, support and consultation to families about learning, resources for assessments, tutoring, academic coaching and other outside support opportunities
  • Act as student advocate and be knowledgeable about a variety of assistive technologies and learning programs to support student progress
  • Create and maintain confidential student support plans informed by neuropsychological or educational assessments that will guide instructional accommodations
  • Provide guidance and support to teachers making accommodations for students in and out of the classroom
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with Division Directors and the administration regarding student achievement, progress, and support.
  • Serve on admissions team to review applicants to MPA and participate in admissions events as requested
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students as advisor, mentor, and teacher
  • Create a welcoming, inclusive, and effective environment and attend to students’ social, emotional, and academic well-being
  • Maintain knowledge of current research, trends, and practices related to students with learning differences, both diagnosed and experienced.

Our ideal candidate will also have the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable leadership skills and a desire to serve
  • Strong collaboration and organization skills
  • Substantial understanding of the cognitive, social/emotional, and academic needs of the K-8 students and student development
  • Openness to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
  • Humility, a sense of humor, warmth of personality, and nurturing energy
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment
  • Have experience with Singapore math, Lexia©, Learning Ally©, and other assistive technologies
  • Be certified as an Orton-Gillingham instructor or similar instructional methods designed specifically for students with language learning disabilities
  • Experience in supporting students in mathematical understanding, modeling, and thinking using multisensory and dynamic interventions and particularly, with Singapore Math©

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.  Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to: mshire@moundsparkacademy.org

Priority review of application materials will begin on Friday, March 12, 2021. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

From its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Kindergarten teacher to join the Lower School faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate should be able to exhibit a wide range of teaching skills, have the ability to design creative lessons, have strong classroom management skills, along with the ability to engage students in the learning process. The candidate must also have a strong desire to work as part of a team and be committed to the longtime MPA philosophy of whole child education. This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.

  • It is expected that a successful candidate would Inspire and lead students to enter the creative process
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Foster and sustain an effective classroom environment
  • Communicate and meet with students and parents as necessary
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education
  • Comfortable Using and Teaching with Technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MN Teaching License
  • Kindergarten Endorsement
  • Experience with Differentiating Curriculum
  • Experience with Singapore Math

In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic About Teaching the Young Child
  • Kind, Compassionate and Warmth of Personality
  • High Energy
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable leadership skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Substantial organization skills
  • Flexibility

To Apply:

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to lshire@moundsparkacademy.org

Priority review of application materials will begin on Friday, February 26, 2021. Applications will be accepted until successful candidate is selected.

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

From its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Second Grade teacher to join the Lower School faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate should be able to exhibit a wide range of teaching skills, have the ability to design creative lessons, have strong classroom management skills, along with the ability to engage students in the Mounds learning process. The candidate must also have a strong desire to work as part of a team and be committed to the longtime MPA philosophy of whole child education. This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.

  • It is expected that a successful candidate would Inspire and lead students to enter the creative process
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Foster and sustain an effective classroom environment
  • Communicate and meet with students and parents as necessary
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education
  • Comfortable Using and Teaching with Technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MN Teaching License
  • Experience with Differentiating Curriculum
  • Experience with Singapore Math

In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable leadership skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Substantial organization skills
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility

To Apply:

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to lshire@moundsparkacademy.org

Priority review of application materials will begin on Friday, February 26, 2021. Applications will be accepted until successful candidate is selected.

Position Begins: August 2021
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle School English, Grades (5-8) 

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

Since its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day. 

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full time Middle School English/Language Arts teacher to begin in the 2021-2022 school year. English/Language Arts teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values and in-line with the curricular scope and sequence. More, our English teachers are well-versed in the most progressive and innovative pedagogies that challenge our students not just to know, but to apply knowledge and understanding in creative and critical ways. Our ideal candidate is innovative and creative, has experience in teaching and working with Middle School students, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. 

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach English/Language Arts in the Middle School (specific grade levels to be determined)
  • Have experience in dynamic and research-based reading instruction appropriate for Middle School students as well as confidence in developing and teaching a rigorous writing program
  • Design and implement innovative and engaging curriculum and learning experiences reflective of the most recent MPA English Department Curriculum Review
  • Thoughtfully incorporate the spirit of young-adult literature and research-based instructional practice through collaboration, cross-disciplinary integration, and a Maker-mindset
  • Collaborate with department colleagues and faculty across disciplines, with a keen focus on developing exceptional writers, critical readers, and thoughtful communicators
  • Inspire students to enter the creative process in classes with inquiry-driven, interdisciplinary lesson experiences that connect the English instruction in reading, writing, and communicating to the broader world
  • Possess a commitment to community engagement and service learning that encourages students to be exceptional students and capable citizens
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students as advisor, mentor, and teacher
  • Create a welcoming, inclusive, and effective classroom environment and attend to students’ social, emotional, and academic well-being
  • Utilize and incorporate available academic technologies for instruction, assessment, and communication with students and families clearly and consistently (i.e., Schoology Learning Management System)
  • Communicate and work in partnership with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary throughout the academic year
  • Participate in English Department and staff development activities as a faculty member of MPA
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom, including, but not limited to, attendance at after-school events, committee membership, and extracurricular activities
  • Serve as a Middle School advisor to support the whole-child approach of MPA
  • Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, design curriculum, etc.)

In addition, an ideal candidate would possess the following personal qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to innovate with research-based, inquiry-driven instruction in classroom
  • Admirable leadership skills and a desire to serve
  • Strong collaboration and organization skills
  • Substantial understanding of the cognitive, social/emotional, and academic needs of the Middle School student
  • A commitment to integrating and addressing issues of diversity, equity, and belonging in the curriculum
  • Openness to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and nurturing energy
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.   Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to: mshire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Priority review of application materials will begin on Friday, March 12, 2021. Applications will be accepted until successful candidate is selected.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Begins: August 2021
Status: 75-90% FTE
Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle School Music

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

Since its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a Middle School General Music/Vocal Music Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. More specifically, we are seeking a versatile candidate who is passionate, detail oriented, and self-motivated.  The candidate should have broad experience in music education as well as a desire to work collaboratively with other music faculty.

Music teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values and in-line with the curricular scope and sequence. More, our music teachers are well-versed in the most progressive and innovative pedagogies that challenge our students not just to know, but to apply knowledge and understanding in creative and critical ways. Our ideal candidate has an exceptional knowledge of music education, has experience in teaching and working with Middle School students, has one or more degrees in music performance or music education, and is confident teaching vocal and instrumental music.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Music Education (or related degree with teaching experience)
  • Hold certification in Orff-Schulwerk and World Music Drumming or equivalent experience including drum circle, body percussion and international folk dance.  Possesses the ability to guide student composition
  • Teach grades 5 through 8 in the Middle School
  • Teach classroom instruments (i.e., ukulele, recorder, guitar, etc.)
  • Have knowledge of a wide variety of music and extensive experience with SA, TB, and SATB ensembles
  • Exhibit a healthy and free vocal technique, a clear and expressive conducting gesture, intermediate-advanced piano skills, and knowledge of the unchanged and changing voice
  • Plan/develop/enact 3-4 concerts a year (in conjunction with music faculty)
  • Have an interest in exploring music technology/music history/music theory
  • Possess a commitment to community engagement and service learning that encourages students to be engaged and active
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students as advisor, mentor, and teacher
  • Create a welcoming, inclusive, and effective classroom environment and attend to students’ social, emotional, and academic well-being
  • Utilize and incorporate available academic technologies for instruction, assessment, and communication with students and families clearly and consistently
  • Communicate and work in partnership with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary throughout the academic year
  • Participate in Fine Arts Department and MPA faculty and staff development activities
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom, including, but not limited to, attendance at after-school events, committee membership, and extracurricular activities
  • Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, design curriculum, etc.)

In addition, an ideal candidate should possess the following personal and professional qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable leadership skills and a desire to serve
  • Strong collaboration and organization skills
  • Substantial understanding of the cognitive, social/emotional, and academic needs of the Middle School student
  • Openness to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and nurturing energy
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.   Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to: mshire@moundsparkacademy.org

Priority review of application materials will begin on Friday, March 12, 2021. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Begins: August 2021
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle School Mathematics, Grades (6-8) 

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

From its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Middle School Mathematics teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. More specifically, we are seeking a creative, energetic, and innovative math-passionate teacher who can teach courses ranging from Pre-Algebra to Geometry at both grade level and Honors sections.

Math teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values and in-line with the curricular scope and sequence. More, our mathematics teachers are well-versed in the most progressive and innovative pedagogies that challenge our students not just to know, but to apply knowledge and understanding in creative and critical ways. Our ideal candidate has an exceptional knowledge of math and math pedagogies, has experience in teaching and working with Middle School students, and has one or more degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, or related fields.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach grades 6 through 8 in the Middle School (both grade level math and Honors math sections)
  • Design and implement innovative and engaging curriculum and learning experiences reflective of the most recent MPA Math Curriculum
  • Thoughtfully attend to and incorporate the spirit of exceptional mathematics thinking, multi-sensory approaches, and research-based instructional practice through collaboration, cross-disciplinary integration, tasks that promote reasoning and mathematical problem solving
  • Collaborate with department colleagues and faculty across disciplines, with a keen focus on developing strong connection between mathematical understanding and application
  • Possess a commitment to community engagement and service learning that encourages students to be engaged and active
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students as advisor, mentor, and teacher
  • Create a welcoming, inclusive, and effective classroom environment and attend to students’ social, emotional, and academic well-being
  • Utilize and incorporate available academic technologies for instruction, assessment, and communication with students and families clearly and consistently
  • Communicate and work in partnership with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary throughout the academic year
  • Participate in Mathematics Department and MPA faculty and staff development activities
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom, including but not limited to, attendance at after-school events, committee membership, and extracurricular activities
  • Serve as a Middle School advisor to support the whole-child approach of MPA
  • Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, design curriculum, etc.)

In addition, an ideal candidate should possess the following personal and professional qualities:

  • Experience with the Art of Problem Solving© curriculum and teaching high-performing math students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to innovate and use effective mathematics teaching practices in classroom instruction and experience with research-based methods (i.e., building procedural fluency from conceptual understanding)
  • Admirable leadership skills and a desire to serve
  • Strong collaboration and organization skills
  • Substantial understanding of the cognitive, social/emotional, and academic needs of the Middle School student
  • Openness to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and nurturing energy
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment

MPA has a long tradition of exceptional participation in various mathematics competitions. An ideal candidate would also have experience and/or interest in leading and coaching our MATHCOUNTS and Minnesota State High School Math League programs at both the Middle and Upper School levels.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.   Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to: mshire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Priority review of application materials will begin on Friday, March 5, 2021. Applications will be accepted until successful candidate is selected.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Mounds Park Academy seeks a part-time PreK Assistant Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to effectively engage students in a PreK learning environment under the direction of a lead teacher. The hours for this position would be noon-5:30 PM daily.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Effectively engage students in a learning environment under the direction of the lead teacher.
  • Provide direct supervision to students from three to five years old.
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher on planning PreK lessons and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Degree from a two-year program from an accredited community college or technical college in child development or early childhood education.
  • At least 1040 hours of experience as an assistant teacher, aide, or intern.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Two years of experience in a Prekindergarten program.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

To Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and professional references (dated within the past 12 months), and transcripts of undergraduate or graduate work to: lshire@moundsparkacademy.org. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better representing our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is rooted in whole-child education. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and be a positive change in the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose, and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

From its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.  

Art is an essential element in the growth and development of every student. The art department provides learning experiences for students to create and produce solutions to visual problems thus gaining insight to the elements of the visual language. Through a variety of methods and authentic experiences, students develop skills in self-expression and realize an appreciation of art in the world around them.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Visual Arts teacher to join the Lower faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. All visual art teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values. We seek individuals passionate about teaching lower and middle school age students with practicing artist experience and/or degrees in art, art-education, or related fields.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Inspire and lead students to enter into the creative process
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Challenge and engage students artistically
  • Foster and sustain an effective classroom environment
  • Communicate and meet with students and parents as necessary
  • Participate in the Fine Arts Department and staff development activities, as possible
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom
  • Have demonstrated experience in the visual arts field
  • In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
  • A passion and commitment to art education and personal growth as an artist
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable and compassionate leadership skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and a commitment to shared decision making
  • Exceptional personal and professional organization skills
  • Creativity, a sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility and collegiality

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree in art education
  • Experience with elementary age children

To Apply:

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to: lshire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Preferential review of applications will begin on Friday, March 19, 2021, and will continue until position is filled.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 


Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.