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ESL/Bilingual 1st Grade Teacher (2020-21 School Year)

F.T.E: 1.0
Location: Chicago, IL
Reports To: School Director
Start Date: August 2020
 
The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.
 
Position Description:
A Distinctive Schools Elementary Teacher will inspire young minds, build strong interpersonal relationships with students and share a commitment to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. This person will:
  • Design, prepare and deliver dynamic lesson plans and instructional materials that engage students in 21st century learning experiences
  • Provide opportunities that challenge students to think critically 
  • Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment
  • Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline
  • Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth 
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Illinois Professional Educators License
  • ESL or Bilingual Spanish Endorsement, required
 
Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:
  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city
  • We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)
  • 4% pension contribution
  • Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers
 
Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.