7-8 Grade Science Teacher

Posted on: July 18, 2019 |

REPORTS TO: Principal


Erie Elementary Charter School (EECS) is built on the strong foundation of the nationally accredited Childcare program at Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency in Chicago’s West Town community. Located in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, EECS opened in September 2005 serving 80 students in kindergarten and first grade. Currently the school has 430 students, grades K-8.


EECS is a community where students, parents and educators work together to develop children who are confident in their culture and ethnic origin, proficient in Spanish and English, achieve academic excellence, and firmly placed on a path to higher education.

Teachers at EECS have the most immediate impact on the school’s ability to realize its mission. Hence, EECS currently has an opening for a MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER , whose basic function is to be responsible for leading the classroom in the education and general development of the children, following the school’s standards and philosophies.

Position Responsibilities:

Curriculum and Design, Instruction and Student Assessment

Work collaboratively with the grade level partner teacher to:

Design and implement differentiated curriculum aligned with school standards.
Design and frequently administer rigorous, standards-based, authentic assessments.
Design a middle school model that has proven effectiveness
Use the curriculum provided by the school as primary curriculum and supplement with appropriate resources.
Use data-based inquiry to inform practice
Provide a learning environment that encourages and motivates ALL students to learn.
Possess a “do what it takes’ mentality to ensure the success of each of his/her students.
Partnering with Students and Families

Work collaboratively with parents by phone or email on a regular basis to share with parents both positive and negative feedback about their child. This may include conducting home visits.
Respond promptly by telephone or email to parent questions and concerns.
Attend occasional after-school or weekend events such as potluck dinners, student performances, and other school related events.
Building of School Culture

Frequently communicate the school’s mission to children and families.
Acknowledge each student’s bilingual and bicultural experience as an asset for the child’s own development and that of the other students
Adhere to school academic and disciplinary protocols.
Demonstrate strong and effective classroom management using Responsive Classroom
Serve on committees
Hold yourself and your students to the highest academic and personal standards.
Maintenance of Organizational Culture

Collaborate with other teachers and the principal to advance the school’s mission.
Continually improve teaching by:
Initiating and pursuing professional development opportunities both inside and outside of the school
Being open to constructive feedback.
Work collaboratively with all staff to create a culture of learning within the school.
Attend all staff meetings and additional meetings as needed; including in-service open houses and parent conferences
Willingness to make your teaching practice public within the school.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Commitment to and belief in EECS Mission
Minimum three-five years teaching experience preferred
Professional Educator License with elementary education, science, and/or middle school endorsements
ESL or Bilingual endorsement preferred.
Proven success record in previous teaching assignment(s)
Commitment to working with underserved students
***Please submit a cover letter and resume.