6th Grade Math and Science Instructor

Posted on: October 8, 2021 | |

Job description
Alain Locke Charter School is currently looking for a 6th grade Math and Science instructor for the 2021-22 school year. Immediate opening.

Instructors are responsible for creating a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program as well as maintaining a classroom environment that promotes learning.


The following list of job requirements describes the general level of work being performed by staff members assigned to this job and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Create a positive educational climate that is conducive to learning
Manage student behavior by utilizing approved strategies and procedures
Create and facilitate lesson plans that incorporate Illinois Learning Standards.
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that maximize learning opportunities and provide real-world application
Utilize various curriculum resources and school-wide assessments for instructional planning purposes
Utilize a variety of learning strategies in each lesson that includes differentiated instruction within those lessons
Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed as well as maintain grade books
Participate in the school’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) program which includes planning and facilitating individualized strategic interventions to address student needs
Participate in school-wide professional development opportunities
Contribute to the accomplishment of school and classroom goals
Participate in activities to ensure a positive school culture
Follow and enforce Alain Locke policies



Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions
Able to utilize materials effectively to enhance instruction
Strong time management skills
Able to adapt to different tasks as needed or requested
Able to work with a minimum of supervision
Demonstrates effective communication skills
Able to use a variety of problem solving techniques
Able to work in a collaborative manner with school personnel and parents


Bachelor’s degree (BA) from an accredited college or university or equivalent
Possession of valid teaching certification
Command of grades/subject specific content and theoretical knowledge of learning theory, including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation and feedback techniques

Alain Locke is one of the country’s most successful charter schools. The mission of Alain Locke is to serve as a demonstration for urban schools exemplifying excellence in academics, the arts, personal, and social development, and producing students who are globally competitive.

All members of the Alain Locke community – instructors, students, parents – work together as a team to provide our students with the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our school community is living proof that, given the opportunity, all children can learn.

Alain Locke offers a robust focused program to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. Examples of key programmatic elements are:

An extended day, year round program of education
Robust use of data to individualize instruction and inform interventions
Experiential learning including weekly clubs and frequent field experiences
Support programs for Alain Locke graduates in high school and college
Partnerships with community organizations to provide needed resources
Weekly professional development for instructors and instructional staff
Strong parent involvement including Parent Power Meetings and a Parent Advisory Committee
Alain Locke is currently looking for instructors who have a proven record of success and are committed to maintaining our high academic/ social expectations for students

For more information about Alain Locke Charter School please check out or website at