English Teacher Job Description
Legal Prep Charter Academy seeks an English Teacher to begin in August 2022. Legal Prep Charter Academy (“Legal Prep”) is Chicago’s first and only legal-themed high school, putting diverse, low-income students on the path for college success. Legal Prep opened its doors on August 20, 2012 in West Garfield Park and began offering free, college preparatory education to students in a community with primarily low performing schools. Legal Prep is currently the highest rated high school in a two-mile radius and has over 70% of its alumni in college. Legal Prep will be in its eleventh year of operation during the 2022-23 school year and enroll 300 students. As the name indicates, Legal Prep has a legal-themed curriculum and uses this unique theme to engage its diverse population of students in their learning and teach skills that will make our students successful in college and life. Legal Prep also works closely with the Chicago legal community to provide additional resources, exposure, and skills that complement our curriculum and promote analytical reasoning and critical thinking.
The English Teacher (“Teacher”) has overall responsibility for implementing a standards based ELA curriculum, teaching critical thinking skills, providing a constructive learning environment, and developing inquisitive, lifelong learning in our students. In this role, the Teacher will instruct one to two English classes in our vertically and horizontally aligned curriculum and be responsible for having students meet the high school English and Reading standards, along with the PSAT and SAT growth metrics that are defined at the beginning of each school year. The Teacher will be given the resources and support that are needed to successfully meet our goals for the school and our students. The Teacher will have access to the state of the art technology and learning software, and the coaching support of the Chair of the English Department, Director of Instruction, and Principal. While Legal Prep does require the use of a research-based curriculum for the English department, the Teacher does have some flexibility to tailor the lessons to the needs of the students and flow of the class. The Teacher will work closely with the other members of the English and Law Departments, the Dean of Instruction, and the Principal to ensure that the correct curriculum, classroom management systems, and restorative discipline practices are in place in and outside of your classroom.
Given the diversity of this role, this position requires a unique combination of student compassion and high expectations. While there will be a focus on student results and academic growth, the Teacher must be as comfortable holding the line with a student’s behavior and pushing the student to meet their potential as they are calling the student’s family with good and bad reports, showing empathy for external factors affecting the student’s learning, and developing the whole student. In addition, the Teacher should be a person of vision, high energy, initiative, creativity, and follow through. This position reports to the Dean of Instruction and the Principal.
The Teacher will participate in and contribute to a broad range of activities within the organization, including but not limited to the following:
The qualified candidate for this position should have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree. Additional qualifications include experience working in either a school, non-profit, or for-profit organization, with particular experience and interest in:
The qualified candidate should have superior organizational skills the ability to develop a rapport with students and families and deliver standard based, culturally relevant curriculum. Other qualifications and experience should include:
Attributes and Strengths:
The Teacher will be expected to display critical thinking skills and abilities consistent with high quality program management, including:
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $51,000.00 – $66,000.00 per year
Work Location: One location
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Pay: $51,000.00 – $66,000.00 per year
We are currently engaged in fully remote learning, so the entire interview process will be virtual via Zoom.