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Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in working for Cologne Academy. We believe that Cologne is an excellent place for families to work, play, and grow together. Cologne Academy offers its students an enriched learning experience through the Core Knowledge curriculum and an individualized approach to learning.

Employment with Cologne Academy offers teamwork, challenges and room to grow. We believe that excellent teachers are critical to the success of all students.  We are committed to creating a high performance work environment with continuous professional growth in support of rigorous academic growth for all students.

Cologne Academy seeks professional educators who are passionate about contributing to our mission and vision that focuses on academics and character development.

Successful candidates will:

  • Be hard-working, passionate, and committed to Core Knowledge curriculum and classical education methodology
  • Use data driven instruction
  • Be enthusiastic learners and leaders, as well as, outstanding classroom teachers.
  • We are most interested in teachers who have an attitude that corresponds to the flexible and fast growing environment of Cologne Academy, as well as, a personal commitment to personal, student and school wide achievement.
  • Implement school wide student management techniques and policies within classrooms and throughout our school
  • Create and foster a positive learning environment
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships and communications with parents and other school stakeholders
  • Be available for parent conferences, open houses, and other events involving parents and our school community
  • Assist in the development and continual review of curriculum standards and mapping
  • Serve on school committees
  • Be committed to ongoing personal growth and development
  • Work hard and longer to ensure each student achieves his or her SLP (Student Learning Plan) goals

Skills & qualifications:

To be considered for employment, professional educators are preferred to possess the following:

  • Experience with, understanding and commitment to differentiated instruction
  • Exceptional classroom management and instructional strategies
  • Experience with or knowledge of using data to drive instruction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional knowledge of subject matter
  • Desire to be part of a team that works hard and demands flexibility, enthusiasm, and team work
  • Minnesota licensure in area applying
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of the Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Knowledge and experience mapping curriculum
  • Ability to write rigorous assessments that challenge student achievement

To be considered for employment, professional teaching educators are required to have a BA degree.  Paraprofessionals should have their AA degree.

Apply now Online Application

  1. Submit your application
  2. If your application moves to the next stage in the hiring process, our hiring committee will conduct a formal phone interview.
  3. If your application moves to the next stage in the hiring process, we will contact you to schedule a panel interview with our hiring committee.


Dr. Lynn Peterson, Executive Director

Cologne Academy – 1221 Village Parkway – Cologne, MN  55322

Please direct any questions to Lynn @ 952-466-2276


Join AmeriCorps as a Tutor at Cologne Academy!

Make a difference in your community and join our team as a Reading (Grades K-3) or Math (Grades 4-8) Corps Tutor. Cologne Academy is looking for tutors to help students who need extra help with reading.

Tutors meet with scholars one-on-or in small groups to provide extra practice. With training and on-site coaching, we’ll prepare you to help kids succeed.

This is an AmeriCorps member position with Reading or Math Corps. Together, we’re on a mission to help more kids become strong readers because kids who read have the power to succeed!

Perks as A Tutor

  • Paycheck every two weeks
  • Up to an additional $4,500 for college tuition or student loans. (Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.)
  • Free individual health insurance (for tutors serving 35 hours a week)
  • Child care assistance (based on family size and income)
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Predictable schedule – daytime hours with no evenings or weekends
  • Time off over most school release days and summer

Reading Tutor Application

Math Tutor Application

Ready to put your passion in action to help students succeed? Learn more at

Questions can be sent to or call 866.859.2825.