All Distinctive School staff members share a commitment to
creating learning environments that are driven by:
Explicit and high expectations
Data-driven and evidence-based decision making
Continuous learning and leadership development
management of resources (time, materials, colleagues and families)
A Distinctive Teacher will:
the vision and mission of the Distinctive Schools network. A DS teacher will exhibit professional
judgment and demonstrate behaviors that are professional, ethical, and
and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the DS curriculum
program assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required.
and use appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials,
and technology that reflect accommodation for individual needs of students
students in analyzing or improving methods and habits of study. Consistently
assess student achievement through formal and informal assessments and use
those assessments to adjust instruction based on individual student need.
and maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate
to the physical, social, and emotional development of students. Positive
Behavioral Interventions should be used when creating your classroom structure.
student behavior in the classroom and administer discipline according to board
policies, administrative regulations, and IEP’s.
cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curriculum (as needed)
for special education students according to guidelines established by
Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
participate in weekly Response To Intervention and grade level meetings for the
purpose of collaborating with colleagues, reviewing student progress, and
planning and implementing instructional goals.
NWEA Map test data to support your instruction with constant analysis and goal
setting with your students.
and participate in staff meetings, committee meetings, and work sessions as
required by the director or administrator.
professional improvement through reading educational journals and books,
exploring educational research, enrolling in college courses, participating in all
network and campus level professional staff development activities.
with all network policies as outlined in Distinctive Schools Employee Handbook.
maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required. Plan and
supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and or volunteer(s).
and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents,
principals and other colleagues. Fulfill campus requirements for parents
a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and
various school events throughout the school year to be a visible face to
families and students.
other tasks/duties as required by Distinctive Schools and the campus leadership teams/Director.
Valid IL certification required
If interested please apply online.