Employment Opportunities at TCA

We are always looking for great people to join the TCA family. Listed below are current openings:

Special Education Evaluation Lead and Teacher

Primary Purpose    

The Special Education Evaluation Lead and Teacher is a professional who provides direct support for the direction, coordination, and supervision of the special education process in the building from screening through identification, IEP development, and placement to ensure: (1) appropriate identification and placement of students with disabilities and (2) school compliance with state and federal requirements for the implementation of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Representative Responsibilities of the Position

Demonstrates exemplary team leadership:

  • Collaborates with special education staff to ensure individual student needs are being met through the evaluation and IEP process; regularly shares feedback.
  • Is a model of outstanding instruction.

Facilitates excellent meetings:

  • Assists with development of Child Study Agenda and facilitation of meeting.
  • Works with team to define norms and upholds them at all times.
  • Identifies when team is off-task and can easily guide the team back.
  • Facilitates and serves as district representative for IEP and evaluation meetings.

Serves as an active member of the special education team:

  • Communicate strengths and concerns regarding evaluations to the special education coordinator.
  • Participate in and lead special education training to special education and general education staff.
  • Serves as “academic lead” on all initial and re-evaluations in completion of academic-based assessments and review. Position will include 30% of the school day for appropriate timing for paperwork.
  • If timing allows, position will complete general education teacher classroom teacher support on meeting accommodations when evaluations are not open or are completed.

Serves as case manager and special education teacher:

  • Position will hold a manageable caseload of students.
  • Position will provide direct instruction, inclusive of prep time, for 70% of the school day.

Desired Skills and Characteristics

  • A commitment to Twin Cities Academy’s mission
  • Specific knowledge-based competency in special education due process law.
  • Track record of high-quality teaching as proven through student success data.
  • High level of personal organization and planning.
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, parents, children) clear writer, facilitator and public speaker.
  • Proven ability to proactively lead by example, and seeks out feedback.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.


MN Special Education Teaching License
Minimum of 3 years classroom teaching experience

Application Instructions/Comments

Please email a cover letter and resume to



Substitute Teacher

Job Description

Twin Cities Academy is seeking middle school/high school substitute teacher candidates for the 2018-2019 school year. Substitute teachers will have access to any open substitute position, both planned in advance and last minute requirements.


Required: MN Teaching License, short call MN Substitute Teaching License, or the ability to obtain a waiver. Twin Cities Academy will help to secure a waiver for selected candidates.

Preferred: Experience working in an urban secondary public school program. Commitment and passion for educational equity and ensuring that all students have equal access to a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum.

Institution Description

Twin Cities Academy is an urban, college preparatory, public charter school located in East Saint Paul, serving students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. The school’s mission emphasizes academic rigor, leadership development, character building, and community engagement through the lens of educational equity. We believe that all students should have the opportunity to attend a post-secondary institution. We have a history of success including being designated consistently as a “Reward” school by the Minnesota Department of Education for our work in closing the educational opportunity gap. 85% of our graduates complete post secondary education, and we graduate between 95-100% of all seniors each year.

We are seeking a committed teacher willing to believe that all students can achieve post-secondary success if properly prepared in middle and high school. Twin Cities Academy offers competitive substitute pay rates with local public, private and charter schools.

Application Instructions/Comments

Please email a cover letter and resume to