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First Grade Teacher

Home Careers First Grade Teacher
Submitted: September 18
Closing: November 18


Julie Guy
Executive Director

Phone: 612-588-3599

Fax: 612-588-3599


Location Sojourner Truth Academy
3820 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Categories Licensed
Grades 1
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Notes $38,000-$48,000+ Experience-based
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

Challenging work; brilliant scholars; and the chance to make a difference!
Sojourner Truth Academy (STA) is currently seeking committed, passionate, Elementary Classroom Teachers who hold a belief in the ability of our scholars, to join our team of Licensed Primary Elementary Teachers and for the 2023-2024 school year.

As a member of STA’s Academic Team, the Classroom Teacher is responsible for setting standards and laying a foundation of academic and social success for scholars by providing high quality, relevant educational instruction in a positive learning environment.
Sojourner Truth Academy is a PK-8 open-enrollment public charter school in Minneapolis, MN.

We are driven by our mission to prepare children for the future by building confidence and a strong sense of self-worth through small classrooms and an open, safe, family-like environment. STA supports families by embracing change when necessary for the good of the children and serving as a bridge to the community. Staff at STA is dedicated to and held accountable for providing a learning experience that is culturally relevant, challenging and fun. Sojourner Truth Academy is a results-driven school founded in 1999.

$38,000-$48,000+ Experience-based, Teachers
$15 per hour+ Experience-based, Paraprofessionals
Potential Annual Performance-Based Salary Increase
Teacher & Public Loan Forgiveness Eligible Institution
Staff tuition reimbursement program for pursuing a teaching license or furthering teacher education
Competitive Family Benefits Plan:
Single Medical Coverage Paid at 100%
Medical, Dental, Prescription & Retirement benefits
Health and fitness benefits


Teaching positions require an appropriate Minnesota Teaching license.

Institution Description


An open-door, community-like environment where staff and scholars are valued and celebrated
89% of staff agree STA is a good place to teach and learn
Entering the second year of our 5-year Strategic Implementation plan in support of our scholar success profile with 3 strategic priorities: 1) Create strong academic vision and support for strong instructional practice 2) Increase effective use of data to drive scholar success
3) Develop a talent strategy that builds and effective team and drives a joyful culture

Cultural competency is prized, nurtured, and developed at STA
STA takes pride in the diversity of our staff: 59% of staff are people of color; 28% of STA teachers are people of color
55% of STA staff have between 3-24 years tenure

92% of staff agree STA is committed to improving instructional practice
Team-based work culture with embedded weekly professional learning community sessions
Focus on data driven growth with 13 annual PD days, on demand Specialist Teacher support in math, reading, special education, & ELL education
Licensure CEU requirements embedded into staff development schedule
Weekly teacher support from Lead Teacher, grade-level teams, MTSS Team & our Academic & Behavior Support Team
10 days annual paid time off with 21 paid school holidays

24:1 Classroom scholar to teacher ratio
13:2 Pre-Kindergarten scholar to teacher ratio
A support staff member in every classroom
Classroom Budget provided

Application Instructions/Comments

1. Please seek more information about our learning community before taking the time to submit an application:
2. Qualified, passionate applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Julie Guy at
3. Applicant materials will be accepted until the positions are filled.

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

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