Classroom Teacher - Lafayette Preparatory Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher/Student Support
Job Location: Lafayette Preparatory Academy
Beginning: Aug 01, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Cross Category Disabilities
District: Lafayette Preparatory Academy
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: 314-880-4458 EXT 101
Job Description:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Benefits and salary come into effect at start of the fiscal year, July 1, 2021. Actual start date is indicated by calendar. Teachers are 10-month employees. 

Abbreviated Job Description Below:
(Full job description can be found here.)

The Special Education teacher will teach students who qualify for Special Education and receive services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) as part of our Special Education team. In addition to teaching students with IEPs, the Special Education teacher will also provide support to the entire student body (Kindergarten through 8th grade) through guidance lessons and social-emotional support. The teacher will work in collaboration with the Student Support Team to design and administer a guidance program in small groups and whole-group lessons covering a range of topics from friendship to growth mindset to drug and alcohol education.  

  • A passionate belief in LPA’s mission, values, and educational model 
  • Missouri Teaching Certificate in content area 
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Current authorization to work in the United States
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check and Family Care and Safety check, demonstrating results that meet the guidelines for employment at Lafayette Preparatory Academy

  • Aligned to the “10-month employee” calendar: requires attendance at Professional Learning Institute and Leap Into Learning
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation: 8 days sick leave/year
  • Benefits:
    • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life available
    • Employer contribution not to exceed $465/month 
  • Retirement
    • Enrolled in the PSRSStl retirement plan
  • Salary/Pay
    • Compensation is commensurate with experience 

Submit your resume, cover letter (include which position interests you most- early childhood, lower elementary or upper elementary), completed employment application, transcripts, certification and question responses to Sarah Ranney, Head of School, at  In the subject line, write “__________ (your name) teaching candidate.”

Submit a concise response to the following questions:
  1. What is most important to the success of students?
  2. According to Carol Dweck’s research on achievement and success, one’s mindset towards learning can be changed. Which mindset must be nurtured in students and how does one develop that mindset in students?
  3. How do race and class affect how young people experience schools? And what role does a teacher play in affecting the experience?

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.