Monday, July 28, 2014

H.S. Math Teacher

Alcott College Prep seeks High School Math Teacher

Alcott College Prep High School West Campus was created in 2010 in order to extend the learning opportunities and community of our Elementary School campus and currently serves 300 students in grades nine through twelve. The 2012 -2013 school marked the start of a new vision for Alcott and we are looking for teachers who are committed to helping us realize that mission; we need strong, passionate, and collaborative educators to develop a college prep high school that prepares every student to be informed, active, and engaged citizens.  
Alcott’s mission is to educate students to become innovative leaders, engaged citizens and lifelong learners. Our students will be wise, creative, critical thinkers and will take responsibility for their own learning at every age.

     Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
     Current Illinois Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations - Endorsements: Secondary Education (9-12) or Special (K-12 or PK-21)
     Dual Subject Certification preferred (Math and Science preferred)
     At least 2-3 years teaching experience (Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
     Knowledge of subject matter consistent with state certification requirements, knowledge of contemporary principles and practices of teaching, classroom and behavior management techniques.
     Proven knowledge and successful integration of CRS and CCSS standards
     Success in using student data from formative classroom and standardized assessments differentiate instruction
     Enthusiasm, flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as on a team
     Excellent oral and written communication skills along with high energy and willingness to be flexible and creative
     Collaborate with staff to design vertically aligned assessments, strategies, and activities that build upon our AP and democratic mission and vision.
     Collaborate and maintain communication with administration, department team, grade level team, and instructional leadership team.
     Participate actively in school activities; actively engage in developing school culture.
     Evaluate student progress on a continuous basis and provides feedback to students, parents and appropriate staff members.  Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by state law and Board policies.
     Engage parents and community in and outside the classroom; create opportunities for students to engage with adults and students outside of the immediate ACP family.
     Participate in staff development programs, staff meetings and extra-curricular activities.  Attend educational conventions and conferences to learn and discuss new methodologies for teaching. Share new learning and best practices with the staff by leading PD


Qualified applicants should send their resumes to Grace Moody, Assistant Principal, Louisa May Alcott West Campus


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Elmhurst CUSD#205 Seeks Full Time Teacher

Elmhurst CUSD#205 seeks a full time Bilingual Spanish Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for its Madison ECE Center at 130 West Madison Street.

Reporting to the Building Principal, the Bilingual Spanish Early Childhood Special Education Teacher is expected to plan and teach a program of instruction appropriate for the age of the learner in accordance with school and District goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

Qualified applicants must be 04 Certified with Active SPED Approval/ Bilingual Endorsement in Spanish; have ELL Certification or actively pursuing ELL Certification and be scheduled for completion by the 2014 school year. 2 or more years of experience is preferred.
Interested Applicants can apply online.
Major Responsibilities:
1. Understand and adapt general principles of learning and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject matter in planning an instructional program that meets the needs of each student.
2. Prepare detailed daily lesson plans that provide a variety of learning activities consistent with teaching to the established curriculum objectives and has such plans available upon request of immediate supervisor.
3. Accomplish the curriculum objectives that can reasonably be expected for the grade level and the particular group of students being instructed.
4. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and times designated.
5. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media in the instructional program.
6. Provide a pleasant and stimulating classroom environment by displaying samples of student work and arranging attractive bulletin boards.
7. Establish effective methods of classroom control in which students develop respect for the school, the teacher, and each other.
8. Demonstrate skill in use of positive reinforcement techniques related to student achievement and behavior. 
9. Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
10. Develop and communicate clear and consistent evaluation procedures that are understood by both students and parents which are in accordance with the District evaluation policy.
11. Demonstrate effective communication skills when interacting with immediate supervisors, parents, students, peers, and other school related reference groups.
12. Present a positive school image and realize the importance of establishing good school community relations,
13. Constructively participates with other staff members in determining and achieving school programs, goals, and objectives.
14. Maintain and submit upon request accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, District policy, and administrative regulation.
15. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.
16. Provide appropriate supervision and take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
17. Attend and participate in faculty meetings.
18. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
19. Demonstrate a high quality of ethical behavior and personal conduct.
20. Involvement in professional growth activities through creation of and participation in an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advance coursework at institutions of high learning.
21. Demonstrate a willingness to assume co-curricular and other additional duties related to the teaching profession.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Special Education, Bilingual Middle School Math and 2 Bilingual Special Education teachers wanted

Talman Elementary School is seeking applicants for 1 Special Education teacher, 1 Bilingual Middle School Math Teacher and 2 Bilingual Special Education teachers.

Qualified teachers are asked to forward their resumes to Assistant Principal Maricela Sanchez.

Talman Elementary School
5450 S. Talman Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Special Education Teachers Needed

SPEED S.E.J.A #802 has immediate openings for Special Education Classroom Teachers with required LBSI endorsement.  SPEED is a Special Education Joint Agreement Cooperative located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

·         A valid Illinois License/approval in the area(s) of service
·         Academic, Professional, and personal qualities as the SPEED Governing Board may specify.
·         Commitment to the team process
·         Ability to physically manage and/or restrain students weighing up to 250 pounds, with assistance, when needed.
·         Ability to relate to and work with students with special needs who may present a variety of disabilities.

·         Experience in a public school setting/classroom based setting
·         Experience with individuals with disabilities
·         Experience with families and family education
·         Experience with various agencies
·         Participation in continuous professional growth (e.g. workshops, in-services and available coursework.)

·         To provide an appropriate special education instructional program through implementation of the IEP and related services.
·         To work in partnership with students, parents, staff, districts and community in the overall operation of the SPEED.

Qualified applicants are asked to please apply online


1125 Division Street Chicago Heights, 60411

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reading Specialist Needed in Maine Township

East Maine School District 63 has a reading specialist position that has just become available for qualified applicants with an MA in Reading. For more information about the position, contact:

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
East Maine School District 63
10150 Dee Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Interested applicants also should apply online through the district website at

This position is in a great school with an amazing principal.

Special Education Teacher Needed at Rowe Elementary

Rowe Elementary School invites recent graduates with credentials in special education to join our staff in an effort to increase access to high-quality public education for students in Chicago. Our staff is driven to create an equal playing field for our students, committed to delivering a rigorous, quality education, and passionate about changing the lives of our students, families, and community.

We need leaders like you. Check out the opportunities available at Rowe Elementary School, so you can be part of the movement to ensure all of our students reach their maximum potential and embody our core values: Success. Pride. Honor.

In order to apply to a currently open SPECIAL EDUCATION position: please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed application (online) with your desired position as your subject line to our Director of Special Education, Megan Schomaker,

Go here to complete the online application.  A complete description of the position is available here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Northern Suburban Special Education District seeks Teaching Assistants

Northern Suburban Special Education District Seeks Teaching Assistants

Please Note: If you are interested in a position as a Teaching Assistant at NSSED, you must have Paraprofessional Approval from the Illinois State Board of Education.  To find out more on how to obtain your Paraprofessional Approval please select the following link which will take you to the Lake County Regional Office of Education's website and provides specific steps to take to obtain this approval:

Description: The teacher assistant's primary role is to assist in all aspects of the daily instructional program for special education students. The teacher assistant may be responsible for small group instruction under the direct or indirect supervision of the teacher or other person designated by NSSED to direct or supervise teacher assistants. The teacher assistant will participate in activities necessary to maintain classroom integration and to support a child's IEP in all curricula activities which include classroom, community, vocational, recreational/leisure, and domestic domains as directed.

Job Summary: •Assist the teacher in the preparation of materials. •Conduct individual and small group instruction under the direction of the teacher. •Assist in behavior management under the direction of the teacher. •Assist in toileting and feeding under the direction of the teacher. •Participate in team planning meetings, staffing, parent conferences as requested by the teacher. •Participate in in-service programs and professional meetings as requested by the teacher. •Participate in community and vocational instruction within or outside the school facility not to exceed 80% of their working time. •Perform such other duties and services under the supervising teacher's direction as may be related to the smooth functioning of NSSED according to the designated supervisor. •Assist in lifting students who weigh over 50 pounds. •Assist in physical restraint of students for safety of students and others. •Transport students by van or bus in North Shore Academy and ELS Transition Programs as directed (must hold Type B driver’s license). •Work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and support personnel to improve services for students. •Any significant change of job duties shall be subject to impact bargaining and shall be considered temporary until such bargaining is completed.

High School Diploma with some college preferred.
State Paraprofessional Approval (30 or more college hours or pass Paraprofessional Test)

Qualified Applicants should Apply Online

Highland Park High School Seeks An Administrative Assistant

Highland Park High School  in District 113 seeks an Administrative Assistant for its Special Educations Department.
The Administrative Assistant reports to the Department Co-Chairs and works with the Department members.  The person in this position is the face of the department and represents Highland Park High School to parents, staff and community members. 
  • Schedule numerous meetings throughout the year for department members with families, students, and required Highland Park High School staff;
  • Provide support to the Special Education Department;
  • Assist in the maintenance of department special education budget, monitor spending, and reimbursement throughout the school year;
  • Report attendance data for department members
  • Order supplies and materials for the department.

  •  Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the following software: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Google Docs
  • Possess outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently, accessing supports as needed
  • Possess mathematical and analytical skills appropriate for budget management and the position
  • Ability to handle many responsibilities concurrently
  • Ability to work with others in a positive manner
  • Ability to understand and follow written directions and verbal instructions
  • Possess problem solving skills, have common sense, and reasoning ability to appropriately deal with complex situations as they arise.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues that supports a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employee, student and other sensitive District information.
  • Ability to set goals and establish methods for achieving these goals.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently

Qualified Applicants should apply online

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wood Dale Center seeks Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL Teacher

Early Childhood Center, Wood Dale School District 7 Seeks Early Childhood Spanish Bilingual/ESL Teacher to begin in August 2014.

 Job Summary:
1. Responsible for implementing the Early Childhood Curriculum
2. Understands Child Development
3. Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Project-based Approach
4. Knowledge of the WIDA standards and the ability to use when instructing

1. Early Childhood Education certificate
2. ESL and Spanish Bilingual endorsement
3. Fluent in English and Spanish (written and oral)

 Qualified applicants should apply online


Oakbrook Elementary seeks 2nd Grade Sheltered English Classroom Teacher

Position Available:
August 18, 2014
Oakbrook Elementary seeks a 2nd Grade Sheltered English Classroom teacher who:
·         Understands and successfully uses sheltered instructional  strategies
·         Implements and creates engaging lessons that align with the Wood Dale 7 curriculum
·         Collaborative
·         Skillfully integrates technology into the curriculum
·         Understands how to instruct students in a 1:1 iPad learning environment
·         Knowledge of the Common Core and NGSS
·         Well versed in 21st Century Learning Skills
·         Well versed in the WIDA standards
·         High expectations for self and the academic achievement of students
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·         Ensures effective implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices
·         High professional ethics
·         Creative, innovative, and flexible
·         Takes initiative
Must be fluent in Spanish/Oral and Written
Standard elementary certificate with ESL and Bilingual endorsements
Qualified candidates are asked to apply online at:

MacArthur Middle School seeks a Family Consumer Science Teacher

MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights seeks a Family Consumer Science Teacher to start on August 18, 2014. Qualified candidates should possess a PEL license with a Family and Consumer Science endorsement.

Interested candidates should apply online at

For questions or more information, please contact:
Mr. Steve Lee, Mac Arthur Middle School Principal
Prospect Heights School District 23
700 North Schoenbeck Road
Prospect heights, IL 60070

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Technology Teacher for Grades K-5 wanted

Tate Woods Elementary School in Lisle is looking for a part time (.4) Technology Teacher for Grades K-5.  This individual will work 2 days per week and should hold an IL Teaching License in Early Childhood or Elementary Education with a Technology Specialist primary content endorsement.

All qualified candidates are asked to apply online at in addition to sending an email of interest directly to Mrs. Wesley Gosselink at  
Mrs. Wesley Gosselink, Principal
Tate Woods Elementary School
1736 Middleton Ave, Lisle, IL  60532

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist wanted in LaSalle, IL

Lighted Way #144  in LaSalle, IL seeks a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist – needed for 30 hours per week beginning August 1, 2014.   
The caseload is for students with developmental disabilities ages 3-21. The therapist should be highly motivated and knowledgeable in feeding issues, augmentative communication, visual schedules and strategies, as well as all areas of speech therapy. State license CFY accepted.

Salary is negotiable and insurance benefits are offered. 
Qualified candidates should contact:
Jane Duncan Wamhoff, Executive Director
Lighted Way
941 6th Street
La Salle, Il 61301
Phone:  815-224-1345

Autism Teacher for Grades 3-5

Streator Elementary School seeks an Autism Teacher for grades 3-5. This is a full time position beginning August 18, 2014. The position requires a Professional Educators License endorsed in LBS1 to perform the duties of a grades 3-5 Special Education Autism Teacher.  Streator Elementary offers competitive salary and a benefits package. 

To apply, please send your letter of interest, transcripts, resume, and references to Mr. Matthew Wilkinson, Superintendent at Streator Elementary Schools, District #44, 1520 N. Bloomington Street, Streator, IL   61364, or via email to

Charter High School Seeks Special Education Teacher

ACE Tech Charter High School serves approximately 500 students from Chicago's Back of the Yards, Washington Park and Englewood neighborhoods on Chicago's south side. ACE Tech was founded in 2004 to increase the number of urban, low-income, minority and female youth who enter the architecture, construction, and engineering professions. While many students are interested in these professions, ACE Tech caters to students with a wide variety of interests and aspirations. The student body demographic is 66% Black and 28% Hispanic. 95% of students are low income and 15% are in special education programs. ACE Tech's mission is to provide for our students the highest levels of instruction and academic achievement combined with exemplary character development that will prepare them for postsecondary and apprenticeship education and sustained lifelong success.

Job Summary:
ACE Tech Charter High School is seeking a dedicated educator and school leader to serve as a Special Education teacher. The position requires a candidate to be deeply committed to teaching students to problem solve while building literacy skills. We are seeking candidates that view teaching as leadership, collaborate well with others, and can manage both details and relationships.   We are also seeking an advocate for students with special needs who can ensure compliance to IEPs and LRE settings.

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or Master's Degree (MA/MS) from a four-year college or university in Special Education
Valid Illinois Professional Educator’s Licensure endorsed in Special Education
At least 2 years of teaching experience in an urban high school setting is preferred
Experience teaching Humanities, Math and/or Science preferred
Desired traits include:
Exemplary rapport with students and colleagues
Hard worker that does whatever it takes to achieve desired results
Enjoys being part of a team
Passionate about the opportunity to positively affect student outcomes and school culture

Working Conditions:
Ensure compliance with all LRE for special education population, including collaborating on scheduling
Ensure compliance with all testing modifications
Plan, Evaluate, and Implement IEP meetings
Design or implement/modify curriculum appropriate for given content and grade level. Create a year-long scope and sequence of the units that will be covered during your class within approximate time frames
Create detailed unit plans using backwards planning, Understanding by Design, in which the goals of the unit (content and skill standards) and their assessment are the starting point for planning
Participate in curriculum development and feedback systems in order to ensure long term planning and effective feedback loops.   Typically, unit plans are reviewed by the department, discussed and collaborated on multiple weeks in advance of the unit launch.
Use best practices in the classroom to engage students and drive student achievement
Create and maintain a fair grading system, updating student grades once a week
Monitor attendance, grades and behavior of all students and keep parents updated on student struggles and progress
Participate in required staff meetings:
Weekly department meeting
Bi-weekly grade level meetings
Bi-weekly professional development
Attend summer professional development opportunities and curriculum planning workshops.

Application Procedure: 
Apply Online:  

Selection Procedure:

Applicants will be screened initially by phone, then invited to ACE Technical Charter High School to give a 20-30 minute sample lesson followed by an interview.  Finalists will then submit to a background check and fingerprinting.

Alternative High School Seeks Teachers

A social justice alternative high school, Instituto Justice and Leadership Academies, has taken on a new model to educate youth toward college and life success.  For more information and to apply for open positions go to

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eye Level Math and English Instructor Wanted in Palatine

Eye Level (formerly known as E.nopi) Learning Center of Palatine is an after-school learning program designed to help children (3 years to 14 years) master their Math, English, and Critical Thinking skills.

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for Math and English instructor positions to join our growing center.
The above positions involve working with students, primarily in grades preschool to Middle School in small group settings, providing both remediation and enrichment. All teaching materials will be provided. The instructor must be available to work on certain weekdays in the evening and Saturday morning. This is a year round part-time position, including summer.  Long-term commitment of at least one year is a must. This is a part-time, year-round position (8-12 hours/week).

Position Requirements:
  1. Two professional references and resume.
  2. Passion and enthusiasm for education and children.
  3. Able to communicate effectively with students, parents and co-workers.
  4. Should be proactive and able to multitask.
  5. Should be flexible and available to work on evenings and Saturdays.
Preferred Requirements:

1. An undergraduate or graduate student, or a retired/working teacher and be willing to have a long-term commitment (at least one year) preferred.

2. Prior teaching/tutoring experience preferred.  Background check will be required.

Duties include but are not limited to:

- Teach a group of 2-4 students

- Grade and record students work

- Planning and preparing students work

- Paid preparation and grading time!

 To be considered, please send your resume to