Description: Core academic teachers in District 21 middle schools work with others on teams. These teams, which also include special education and bilingual/ESL teachers as full team members, are responsible for educating a set group of students within the core academic areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social science according to the District 21 concept-based curriculum, the Illinois Learning Standards, and the Illinois Standards for English Language Proficiency. Within our middle schools block schedules, core teams have the ability to create their own schedules and student groupings, and teams meet daily as teachers to accomplish their academic goals for students.
Qualifications: Must possess a valid Illinois teaching certificate (initial, standard, or master) and be endorsed to teach in the middle grades setting by the start of work. Areas of certification will be considered in the application process in order to fit the needs of the particular school and team.
Working Conditions: Middle school teachers work as members of a team, and they are expected to meet regularly with teammates, administrators, and other instructional support team members in order to ensure that each student is learning. Meetings typically occur during the school day when teachers have two hours of plan time. Additional meetings are held outside the school day as determined by the collective bargaining agreement and the school's Building Council. Participation in extra duty activities and as a lunch or before and after-school supervisor is determined by the school administration. Comprehensive health and dental benefits are available to all full-time employees. Additionally, teachers benefit from District financial support in their pursuit of furthering their own formal education beyond a Bachelor's Degree and from a wealth of professional development opportunities.
Application Procedure: Please complete an online application at www.ccsd21.org for consideration
Selection Procedure: The interview process will be led and articulated by the school administration, and they are typically assisted by other instructional staff members from the school and/or district.