Education Department Newsletter, March 6, 2020

New■ Black Men Teach Twin Cities Announces a Student Loan Repayment Program: Black Men Teach has announced a program that will make payments against selected Black male elementary teacher candidates’ student loans over a five-year period. To learn more about this opportunity, go to: <>.

New■ Eden Valley-Watkins Secondary School is Seeking an English Teacher: Eden Valley-Watkins Secondary School is seeking applicants for a vacant grades 7-12 English classroom teacher for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.  For more information, please contact Bruce Kiehn, Secondary Principal at: email – <> or phone – (320) 453-2900 extension 1141.

New■ Education, Science, & Sailing Internship to Help Youth: Common Tides an educational non-profit, will be traveling to the US Virgin Islands in July 2020. This trip is aimed at providing free marine science and sailing programs to underserved local children of the islands. They are currently accepting applicants to staff this trip.  Applications can be found on their website at <>.

New■ Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is Hiring Coaches for This Summer:  Skyhawks Sports Minnesota is currently interviewing and hiring coaches, directors, and interns for their summer programs. Coaches must have at least a 3.0GPA, played a varsity level sport or higher, are willing to have a background check, are reliable and have a great attitude. For more information, contact Allison Hopkins at 651-998-0418.

New■ Urban Boatbuilders is Hiring Instructors: Urban Boatbuilders, a youth-serving non-profit based in Saint Paul. Using boatbuilding as a medium for working with youth to develop Social Emotional Learning skills, career readiness, and sometimes credit recovery to assist youth in graduating high school. They are looking for people who have experience or desire to work with youth of diverse backgrounds. They teach new instructors how to build a boat. For more information, contact Dennis J. Walsh, Program Director, 651-644-9225.

■ Teach MSP Career Fair: The Teach MSP Career Fair will take place at Minneapolis College on Saturday, April 25th from 11 am – 3 pm. Principals will be onsite conducting interviews for teachers, school leaders and paraprofessionals. All attendees should bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to interact with great school leaders who are looking for new faces to join their school.  Go to: <> to register for the event.

■ Chaska High School in Eastern Carver County has an immediate opening for a social studies teacher through the end of the school year. Please contact Chaska School District, Human Resources Department, for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity at Richfield Dual Language School: If you are interested in gaining more experience in a Spanish immersion program, Richfield Dual Language School is looking for volunteers to support their elementary classroom teachers. Spanish language proficiency is required. If interested, please contact Marta Shahsavand at for more information.

  The Minnesota Historical Society/Ft. Snelling/Bdote Summer Jobs: The Minnesota Historical Society is now hiring for site guide positions at Historic Fort Snelling for the 2020 season. Historic Fort Snelling is located at Bdote on Dakota homeland with history spanning 10,000 years. They are looking for prospective employees with interests in a wide range of areas including indigenous and Native American history, American slavery, African American history, labor and class, immigration, fur trade, military history, women’s history and Japanese American history in Minnesota. Candidates with knowledge of the Dakota or Japanese languages would be especially helpful. The program offers opportunities for site guides to tell a diverse range of history including that of treaties between the Dakota and the US government, the US-Dakota War of 1862, history of slavery, the African American soldiers in the post-Civil War Twenty-fifth Infantry unit, the military Japanese language school in WWII, and others. For more information and to apply, please visit <>.

  Circulo de Amigos Child Care Center: Do you have a passion in early childhood education? Circulo de Amigos Child Care Center is recruiting early childhood teachers, assistants and aides for full time and part time positions. The qualifications include being fluent Spanish speakers, possess cultural awareness and love for working with children. Please contact Tania Rivera at (612)722-4737 to learn more about this job opportunity.

  Teach This Summer at LearningWorks: The Breakthrough Collaborative mission is to launch high potential, low-income middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. At LearningWorks, we achieve this mission by using a “students-teaching-students” model. During our 9 weeks of summer programming, 35 talented high school and college students work as teachers, advisors, and mentors for 120 middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools. LearningWorks teachers are creative, diverse, intelligent, and highly motivated. They represent many academic and personal backgrounds, but share a commitment to students and closing the opportunity gap.

An application can be found at: <>. Call (952) 298-3878 or email ( with any questions.

Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grants: Augsburg students interested in attending their professional conference are encouraged to seek a Teacher Candidate Professional Networking Grant to support their attendance. You can receive up to $300 for travel and conference expenses. For more information, click on the link below.

Submitting news to Augsburg:

  • To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or
  • To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg University Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or
  • To the daily A-Mail electronic newsletter: Go to AugNet Home Page and login. Then click on “Submit News and Announcements” link.

Connecting with Alumni and Friends:

Augsburg University provides several ways to stay connected with alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:

  • Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the university’s Alumni Office.
  • TC2 New Teachers’ Blog

Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:

Here are links to some of the very best online news sources for K-12 teachers:

  • Education Week
  • Teacher Magazine
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).