Why Monona Grove
About Our Staff
The Monona Grove School District employs over 500 staff members, comprised of teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, school nutrition team members, and administrators. Staff members in all our operations are dedicated and committed to the care of our students, facilities, and community. The district takes pride in our highly qualified and knowledgeable staff members. Currently, more than half our teachers hold a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. In addition, many staff members lead after school co-curricular and athletic activities, which provides students with opportunities for growth outside the school day.
Key Competencies Expected Day One
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
- Passionate about student learning
- Anti-bias, anti-racist educator
- Proactive communicator and relationship builder
- Reflective learner
- Resilient, resourceful collaborator
- Excellent benefits, comparable salaries
- Health Insurance (for employees working 30 or more hours/week), Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability
- Retirement (403b) and more
Professional Learning is at the core of the Monona Grove educational community. Our support for educators’ professional learning begins with our two-year New Teacher Mentor program and continues with an ongoing program of learning opportunities specifically designed to help our teachers understand and meet their students’ learning needs in the classroom. We hold professional development in a variety of settings, including in-service days, staff meetings, Professional Collaboration teams, and conference attendance.
Teacher Mentor Program
Monona Grove believes that supporting beginning teachers is one of the most important things we can do to improve student learning. Founded in 2001, the Monona Grove New Teacher Project provides a Mentor for every teacher with fewer than three years of experience, and a Teacher Advisor to new teachers with three or more years of experience. Mentors and Beginning Teachers meet at least biweekly to focus on classroom management strategies, lesson design, analyzing student work, communicating with parents, and the “nut and bolts” of being a new-to-the-profession teacher.