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    Maple Lake Public Schools
    ATTN: Human Resources
    200 Highway 55 E
    Maple Lake, MN 55358

  • Maple Lake Public Schools serves about 800 preschool through 12th grade students in a beautiful rural setting situated in the heart of central Minnesota lake region.  Maple Lake is located 40 miles west of the Twin Cities and 30 miles southeast of St. Cloud.  Maple Lake Irish extracurricular and co-curricular activities have enjoyed enormous success over the last several years.  Our students have a history of scoring well on state assessments.  The mission of Maple Lake Public Schools is to create an exceptional place to learn and work, emphasizing educational opportunities and promotes academic achievement, life-long learning, and productive citizenship in our society.



    1.0 FTE Superintendent Administrative Assistant

    Job Summary:

    Effectively support the functions and responsibilities of the Maple Lake School Board, Superintendent, and Business Manager.  Relate well and effectively communicate with department supervisors, district staff, and the public.  Manage and maintain efficient operations, notifications, and communications of the district business office as directed by the School Board, Business Manager, and Superintendent.  Maintains confidentiality with personnel data, created or collected secure data, labor relations information, and strategies, and also works efficiently and accurately under tight time constraints. 


    Job Duties:    

    1.      Performing general secretarial duties for the district office and Superintendent.                                        

    2.      Assist the Superintendent in preparing board agendas and support materials.           

    3.      Attend school board meetings and take and file school board minutes.

    4.      Maintain accurate and timely web page management for the District pages.

    5.      Performing General Election clerk duties.

    6.      Order supplies for the district.                                                          

    7.      Prepare and disseminate the District yearly calendar sent to all district residents.                                 

    8.      Conduct the 0-5-year-old census yearly.

    9.      Prepare payroll information and bills for the business manager to process and distribute checks once they are printed.

    10.    School lunch account management.

    11.    Manage District Orders and check-in packages.

    12.    Receive and process Open Enrollment information.

    13.    Community Education billing.

    14.    Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent and Business Manager.



    Excellent communications and human relations skills, excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and initiative; demonstrates teamwork and collaborative skills, competent with number and mathematical formulas, spelling, grammar, and business communications.  Experience with computer word processing, databases, and spreadsheet applications is preferred.


    Pay Range: $35,516.88 - $42,000.00                                                            No. Days: 261/8Hrs

    Reports to:  Business Manager and Superintendent

    Job Classification:  Confidential Employee



    Maple Lake Elementary has a 2023-2024 school year vacancy for a 1.0 fte K-6 Elementary Music/Band instructor.  


    Maple Lake High School is seeking applications for a full-time K-6 Elementary Music/Band instructor beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. Coaching and advising opportunities are available.


    A Bachelor’s Degree and possession of, or the ability to obtain, a teaching license from the State of Minnesota is required.


    This 1.0 FTE position has a 181-day contract. Maple Lake Public Schools offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with a beginning salary dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.


    Benefit Package Includes:

    Competitive Salary

    Insurance Offerings

    Paid sick and personal leave

    TRA 403B Contributions

    Extra Compensation through Q-Comp opportunities

    Mentorship Program

    Ability to work from home on most grading days


    Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed as received. Qualified

    candidates will be interviewed until the position is filled.


    Please email or send a letter of interest, resume, certified application form, college transcripts, (3) letters of recommendation, and a copy of your teaching license.  Direct questions to Principal Andrew Sawatzke at (320) 963-6081.  Apply to: sawatzkea@maplelake.k12.mn.us or mail to Andrew Sawatzke, MLES Principal, 200 Hwy. 55, Maple Lake, MN, 55358


    Maple Lake is a supportive community located in the center of Wight County. The community is located on Highway 55, approximately 45 miles of Minneapolis and 35 miles southeast of St. Cloud. Maple Lake Public School is a relationship-focused, K-12 th grade building with great students and dedicated staff members. To learn more about us, check out our website: www.maplelake.k12.mn.us.


    1.0 FTE ADSIS Teacher 

    Maple Lake Elementary is seeking a 1.0 fte ADSIS teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.  Candidates must have an MN Elementary Education license.

    The purpose of the Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) Teacher is to provide instruction and assist students who need additional academic and/or behavioral support to succeed in the general education classroom.  The goal is to reduce the number of referrals to special education by providing early intervention to struggling students.

    The ideal candidate must have the ability to teach math, reading, writing, and behavior skills to K-6 students.  Data collection, organizational skills, discipline techniques, and strong communication skills are desired. 

    To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, 3 current letters of reference, transcripts, licensure, and “Certified” application, found on our district employment page   


    Andrew Sawatzke, Elementary Principal



    Position open until filled.


    1.0 FTE SLPA or SLP - Maple Lake Public Schools

    Salary and benefits are based on the ISD 881 Master Agreement.  Position to begin in the 2023-24 school year. The location and schedule are to be determined. Candidates must have completed an approved Certification or Associate Degree program as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant.
    A speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) is responsible for providing direct, indirect, and consultative speech/communication therapy services in accordance with a student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).  The speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) also adapts school and classroom environments, tools, and materials in collaboration with the Speech Language Pathologist to improve student communication. 

    Please attach a cover letter, resume, and college transcripts, and completed certified application.

    Complete Application


    For inquiries or questions, please contact:

    Kari Peterson

    Assistant Director of Special Education and Supervisor for Maple Lake Schools



    Deadline:  Open Until Filled



    0.5 FTE 23-24 School Year Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional at Maple Lake School District ISD 881


    Position Summary: 

    Assist students in functional tasks of daily living and interaction with peers, assist the special education teacher in preparing supplemental materials, provide accommodations for students, and other duties/tasks, as assigned by the special education teacher. 



    2 or 4 year degree

    Work effectively with students and staff; cooperative working style and good organizational skills.



    8:00 am-12:00 pm 5 days per week


    Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. 


    For inquiries or questions, please contact:

    Kari Peterson

    Assistant Director of Special Education and Supervisor for Maple Lake Schools




    Minnesota Math Corps or Reading Corps Tutor

    Position title: Math Tutor – Minnesota Math Corps


                          Reading Tutor – Minnesota Reading Corps

    Join us as we head back to school! Maple Lake Elementary is looking for caring adults to serve with Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps. You can help kids become successful in reading or math! You’ll work directly with students every school day, during school hours, August- June.

    • Elementary Literacy Tutor
    • Math Enrichment Tutor

    Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay- at- home parents and retirees. With training, support from onsite coaches and evidence- based strategies, Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors are well- equipped to change lives. No previous teaching experience necessary!

    Tutors earn a living allowance, education award to repay student loans or pay tuition, and federal student loan forbearance. Tutors may be eligible for health insurance and child care assistance. To learn how you can join our team, visit www.readingandmath.net.  

    Questions? Contact Becca.Johnson@servetogrow.org or 612- 430- 9882.


    Substitutes Needed


    • Teacher substitutes (certified or short call)
    • Instructional Assistant substitutes
    • Cafeteria substitutes
    • Custodial substitutes


    Job specific applications can be found on the left side of the “District Employment” page.  Paper applications are available upon request by contacting 320-963-7522.


    Maple Lake Schools

    District Office

    200 Highway 55 E

    Maple Lake, MN 55358