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Lakes International Language Academy

246 11th Ave SE
Forest Lake, MN, United States

Phone: 651-464-0771
Web Site: https://www.mylila.org/

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Special Education Teacher


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Forest Lake, MN, United States 



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Full time



Job Description:

Join an amazing International team!

LILA prepares tomorrow’s critical thinkers and global citizens through language acquisition and inquiry-driven study. LILA offers either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese language immersion in Pre-K - 5th Grade. LILA offers an immersion continuation program in both languages for grades 6 - 12, as well as being entry points for non-immersion students coming from other schools. Many of our staff are originally from Spanish-speaking countries or from China.

Not all positions at Lakes International Language Academy require a second language. You can view an up-to-the-minute list of current openings, then chat with one of our representatives about your background and how you might fit into the picture at LILA.

Job Requirements:

Job Summary: The Special Education Teacher will provide direction and instruction in English at LILA. Work involves teaching subjects for students with educational, behavioral, hard of hearing, and/or physical impairments. The Special Education Teacher will work under the guidance of the Director of Special Education.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide differentiated instruction in English for co-taught and/or pullout language arts, math and/or organization skills classes, based on the individual students’ ability levels and unique challenges.

  • Develop appropriate methods for meeting and documenting educational objectives for each child.

  • Complete Special Education due process paperwork as needed.

  • Work with the evaluation team for re-evaluations for observations and student transition information.

  • Develop curriculum materials using engaging and age-appropriate instructional strategies.

  • Create a safe and welcoming classroom environment.

  • Incorporate hands-on learning activities into daily instruction.

  • Evaluate student performance through data collection.

  • Communicate closely and encourage parental involvement regarding program goals, classroom activities, homework, school functions and student progress.

  • Infuse international-mindedness into the curriculum on a continual basis.

  • Participate in regular planning and staff development activities.

  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, procedures and evaluation processes in special education.

  • Participate in professional development for language immersion, Responsive Classroom, and the International Baccalaureate Program.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or special education.

  • Valid Minnesota teaching license. 

  • Fluent in English.

  • Experience working with students.



  • International Baccalaureate experience preferred.

  • Special Education licensure in ABS. 

  • Spanish and/or Mandarin Chinese language proficiency.