Job Title:                               Lead Instructor

Reports to:                             Akii-gikinoo’amaading Charter School Director

Supervises:                            Mentors Instructional Staff

Terms of Employment:        1.0 FTE School Year

Compensation:                      DOQ


Akii-gikinoo’amaading is seeking an individual who is passionate about learning, students, and innovative teaching that will help students reach their full potential within our school and community through meaningful, equitable, and targeted educational experiences that affirms and values their unique cultural identities.  Akii-gikinoo’amaading is a 6-12th grade project-based learning (PBL) school that will engage youth in indigenous science learning experiences that motivate them to be engaged global citizens through critical thinking and analysis of environmental issues and to explore STEM careers that meet future workforce needs for managing tribal resources. The Lead Teacher will oversee the Instructional Team to structure, implement and manage direct instruction and facilitate learning for students that motivates them to develop skills and competencies related to understanding the Ojibwe language, traditions, customs, values, history, and art in a place-based and project-based learning environment.

Akii-gikinoo’amaading is a teacher-powered school, where management of the learning, program, and school is the responsibility of the instructional team. Applicants must be willing to accept nontraditional teacher duties as this is a non-traditional school. Applicants must be risk takers, comfortable with change, and show evidence of creative problem solving. This position is for an individual who is excited to teach outside the walls of a classroom and be comfortable outside year-round. We are seeking an active learner, not afraid to tackle new ideas and tasks. The candidate should have the ability to guide, facilitate, coach, and create, rather than lecture and use a prepared curriculum. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong desire to collaborate in project-based learning, student-centered education, and the ability to make school look a lot less like school. Experience in outdoor education or expeditionary learning is highly desired.

Performance Responsibilities:

Serve as instructional leader for Akii-gikinoo’amaading Charter School, bearing primary responsibility for implementing the grade 6-12 Environmental Sustainability Pathway and all curriculum.
Serve as Team Leader for the Assessment Team, DDDM Team, PFB Team to facilitate and direct continuous improvement expressed in terms of student performance.
Coordinate student support efforts across the curriculum and in the field.
Celebrate program success and acknowledge excellence.
Perform other duties as assigned.

●      Coordinate instructional staff.

●      Assist with the development of Job Descriptions.

●      Participate in the interviewing and hiring of staff.

●      Assist with the coordination of Staff Development.

●      Implement annual staff evaluations in coordination with the School Director.


Educational Program and Curriculum

●      Create, modify, and maintain student personal learning plans.

●      Advise projects in all curricular areas.

●      Coordinate project community connections.

o      Project mentors.

o      Community resources for projects.

o      State and local government agencies.

●      Coordinate and supervise field programs (trips, adventure-based learning).

●      High school curriculum and resource coordination.

●      Coordinate assessment data collection and reporting.

●      Coordinate summer school programs.

●      Coordinate all district and state level assessments.


Enrollment, Students, Student Records, Clerical

●      Coordinate enrollment, notify accepted students & maintain waiting list.

●      Coordinate transcript options for HS students in conjunction with the district utilizing the course code tracking system.

●      Manage project-based learning internet systems.  (HeadRush)

●      Handle day to day student discipline and general policy oversight.

●      Deal with major student discipline episodes, work for best placement of students.

●      Set up open house visits for enrollment.

●      Keep communications and correspondence up during summer.



1.     Master’s degree in education.

2.     Ability to obtain Wisconsin Teacher Certification.

3.     Three or more years of documented successful teaching or administrative experience at the K-12 or college level.


Preferred Qualifications:

Tribal member preferred as provided in section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
WI DPI certification in Environmental Science or related field.
Prior successful experience with dual credit options and/or accelerated curriculum.
Documented successful experience working with native students demonstrating deep understanding of native cultures.
Application Procedure:

Submit a completed LCO Employment Application and Authorization to Release

Information, resume, at least three (3) personal reference letters, and any other supportive documents. Resume should be typewritten, indicating personal information related to the position for which applicant is applying for and should include education, experience, professional and/or community involvement. Tribal Member applicants must provide a signed official document from a federally recognized Tribe acknowledging enrollment.



Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government

ATTN: Human Resource Department

13394 W Trepania Road

Hayward, WI 54843

Fax (715) 634-4797

HR Fax (715) 699-1209


Tribal Preference will apply to qualified applicants in accordance with the Lac Courte Oreilles Policies & Procedures Manual.

Tagged as: 6-12 grades, culture, high school, middle school, ojibwe language, project based learning, TEK

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