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Surad Academy

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Surad Academy is recruiting passionate people who seek concrete action to improve our world. Our mission is to develop all students for academic and life success, and our faculty is on the front lines. Surad is designed to provide the system, training, and support you’ll need to thrive. What’s required of you is your mind, your tenacity, and your integrity.
Surad Academy is a new charter school authorized to open in summer 2023 in Faribault, MN, just 45 minutes from Minneapolis St Paul Airport. The school’s board is comprised of highly successful individuals from education, health care, finance, and politics. The architect of the programming is an internationally celebrated education social entrepreneur whose schools have sent hundreds of students from an unrecognized breakaway part of Somalia to global scholarships, including 7 Ivy league Universities, MIT, and Cambridge. Our focus is now on seeing this same level of results in Faribault, MN.

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Position Overview & Responsibilities
We are building our founding faculty team, who will be tasked with leading students through an active learning journey that meets children at their current level and then builds the foundation from which they can soar. Rather than worksheets and textbooks, our students learn from games, experiments, technology, and rigorous intellectual discussion that stimulate their enjoyment while challenging their brains. Instead of traditional grading, Surad uses an expansive mastery tracking system that includes key life skills such as executive function, strategic thinking, and community building. At Surad, the faculty inspire, emotionally develop, and bring out the type of higher-level thinking that students will need for lifetime success.
Faculty will be responsible for instructing students with a wide range of abilities, assessing student learning, collecting and analyzing student data, creating an engaging and respectful classroom environment, communicating with students, parents and multiple stakeholders, maintaining accurate records, supervising students, participating in school improvement initiatives and learning professionally.

Start date: August 1, 2023
FTE: 1.0
Contract: 186 days

Requirements & Qualifications
All licensed/certified teaching positions require licensure by the State of Minnesota. You can apply for a teaching license through the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. An approved background check, I-9 verification and payroll paperwork must be completed prior to working as a licensed staff member at Surad Academy.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate a commitment to student success, enthusiasm for working with youth, a solid base of academic fundamentals, and a desire to continue learning and growing.

Application Process
Please send cover letter, resume, teaching license, copies of all college transcripts (unofficial), and up to three letters of recommendation to Attention all application materials to Cheryl Wendt, Board Chair.

Those seeking a Tier 1 License (requirements for Tier 1 licensure include a Bachelor’s Degree OR five years of CTE/Career Pathways experience OR CTE/Career Pathways AA OR CTE/Career Certificate) should complete the first part of the PELSB Tier 1 License Application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Surad Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer. Surad Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status.

Licensure Areas Typically Hiring For:

Teaching Licenses (Elementary Education, Mathematics, Social Studies, etc.)| Special Education

Teaching Licenses:

Elementary Education| English as a Second Language

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Special Education:

Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (mild to moderate only)| Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders| Special Education: Emotional Behavioral Disorders| Special Education: Learning Disabilities

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Chief Academic Officer


Surad Academy

201 Lyndale Ave S




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