If you are looking for a job that allows you to really make a difference in people's lives, middle school teaching may be right for you. Middle school teachers provide a rigorous learning environment for their scholars, helping them develop as individuals as well as master the subjects they need to succeed. You will be responsible for developing lesson plans and then implementing those plans in the classroom, giving you the flexibility to tailor your lessons to both you and your scholars' interests and strengths-based on data. You will also be responsible for building relationships with scholars ensuring that you maintain a positive classroom culture where all scholars can learn and thrive. This can extend outside the classroom, with partnerships with families, assisting with coaching sports, family and community events, NUSH events, school clubs, and extracurricular activities. More than anything else, middle school teachers must develop their scholar’s unique talents and foster in them a passion for learning and growing.
Credentials: Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in education, Master’s degree preferred Hold a current Illinois Educator License; LBS1 endorsement required for SPED positions. ESL experience preferred Position-Specific Qualifications: Able to work collaboratively with colleagues including general education teachers, related service providers, the IEP team, the Leadership Team, and other Special Education teachers Committed to building relationships with families in pursuit of providing the best education for Diverse Learners Experience with teaching and differentiating ELA and math curricula aligned to the Common Core Standards Experience with writing IEPs and participating in IEP meetings Experience developing and modifying long-term plans, units, and assessments (class, NWEA, ANET, PARCC) using cross-curricular data Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students