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ACCESS Instructor - South Washington Co.


START DATE:                                             As soon as possible

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                      March 23, 2017

CONTACT:                                                   Susie Evans

DISTRICT WEB SITE:                               http://www.sowashco.org        


Position:                               ACCESS Instructor (Adult GED/Diploma)


Location:                                        District Program Center




The South Washington County School district includes four St. Paul suburbs of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park and Woodbury as well as portions of three other communities.  Our district includes approximately 100,000 residents with 19,000 students enrolled in our schools. We have sixteen (K-5) elementary schools, four (6-8) middle schools, three (9-12) high schools and an alternative high school.


The ACCESS program runs from February 2017 - May 2017.  It is anticipated that this position will be from 9:30 AM - 2:30PM (5 hours); however hours may increase based on program needs.

Voucher paid position at $26.00/hour

   Required:  Current MN Teaching License in any K-12 MN Teaching License area
   Desired: Strong skills in Math and Digital Literacy.


South Washington County Schools offers an ACCESS (Adult, College, Career, English Language, Skills, and Services) program for adults. The ACCESS program combines what was previously referred to as Adult Basic Education and the High School Diploma Center, and serves individuals ages 17 and older who are eligible and in need. 

Services in the ACCESS program include English as a second language courses, GED preparation, transition and basic skills, high school diplomas and adult diplomas (beginning in January).
Goals of the ACCESS program are to help individuals:

  • Attain employment and/or better their current employment;
  • Achieve high school equivalency (GED or Adult H.S. Diploma);
  • Attain skills necessary to enter post-secondary education and training;
  • Exit public welfare and become self-sufficient;
  • Learn to speak and write the English language;
  • Master basic academic skills to help their children succeed in school;
  • Become U.S. citizens and participate in democratic society; and
  • Gain self-esteem, personal confidence and sense of personal and civic responsibility.

To be eligible for ACCESS programs, an individual must be 17 or more years of age, not enrolled in secondary school, and functioning below the twelfth grade level in any of the basic academic areas including reading, math, writing and speaking English.


1. Teach various academic subjects in multi-level classrooms

2. Supervise volunteer tutors in one-to-one or small group settings

3. Administer, interpret, and incorporate Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) and Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) test results on a regular basis

4. Design and implement curriculum into program for learner achievement and level gains

5. Track and report student progress to supervisor

6. Report learner attendance consistently in Infinite Campus student information system

7. Implement technology into curriculum

8. Other duties as assigned



1. Minnesota Teaching License

2. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field

3. Experience teaching Adult Basic Education subjects in multi-level classrooms

4. Prompt, regular and reliable attendance.

5. Ability to perform routine computer functions, including the use of email and Microsoft Word.

6. Communicates with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors, and the community in a positive and responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective work relationships

7. Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions

1.   Familiarity with administration and interpretation of CASAS and/or TABE assessment tools; and
2.   Experience with supervision of volunteer tutors.

To Apply:

Please complete on District website at www.sowashco.org :

·         Letter of Application citing qualifications and reasons for interest in the position       

·         Current Resume

·         Completed District 833 Administrative Application, available on the SWCS website

·         Copy of current MN licensure

·         Three letters of professional reference 

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