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Job Description

North Lakes Academy Charter School is seeking reliable candidates to serve as paraprofessionals to support our special education students and staff with the potential for an immediate start date. NLA serves 30%+ students who receive special education; the majority of which are Federal Setting I and II. No licensure is required, but at a year of experience as a paraprofessional, any work history as any type of educational support professional, or additional time spent supervising children of any age is preferred.

Paraprofessionals are responsible for assisting general education teachers and special education case managers and providing individualized support for students who receive special education services.

North Lakes Academy (NLA) is a K-12 charter school located in Forest Lake, Minnesota, a community about 25 miles north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The school was organized by a group of Forest Lake area parents and teachers seeking an alternative to the large junior high schools available to the children in the community. NLA was chartered in the spring of 1999 and opened for operation that fall. In 2009, we expanded to include grades 9-12, and grew again in 2019 when we opened a new facility to add grades K-4.


Currently, we operate an elementary campus (grades K-6) and a secondary campus (grades 7-12) both in Forest Lake, serving a total of 550 students. At all grade levels, we embrace the principles of small class sizes, personalized learning, and a diverse liberal arts education, which includes fostering the emotional intelligence of our students and building strong relationships between families, staff, and students.

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