Cadre Substitute Teacher
The Academy for Global Citizenship seeks an exemplary bilingual elementary school teacher to serve as an in-house substitute teacher for Dual Language as well as monolingual classrooms in our International Baccalaureate school. Candidates must be comfortable teaching in both English and Spanish. This position is ideal for a passionate and skilled educator seeking to gain experience across grades and subjects in grades K-8.
Substitute Teaching: Our full-time, in-house substitute will work a regular schedule, teaching in different classrooms for long and short-term substitute roles and supporting additional educational needs as-needed.
Teaching: Uses appropriate modes of learning to accommodate different learning styles across grade levels: inquiry, project-based learning, real-life experiences, current events, technology, arts, and more
Instructional Strategies: Uses many types of instructional strategies including teaching through inquiry, differentiating instruction, and using data to guide planning and instruction
Professional Development: Participates in professional learning opportunities, stays abreast of latest techniques and demonstrates an eagerness to learn new skills and learn collaboratively with others
We are looking for staff who…
Have a big heart to match a big brain
Are bilingual in English and Spanish
Want their work to define best practice
Respect and thrive in a dynamic, changing, and growing environment
Know extraordinary things can happen when people work hard together
Want to participate in a laboratory for innovation in education
Working at AGC means…
Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
Thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students
Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement, and being given the time and support to do so–AGC teachers receive twice as many professional development hours as their peers, and coaching from an Instructional Leadership Team with a combined experience of 13 advanced degrees and 78 years in 26 schools
Promoting student profile qualities of the International Baccalaureate Program: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective.
Gaining experience with interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry, balanced literacy, arts integration, and constructivist Mathematics approach
Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
Enjoying 100% organic, scratch made meals prepared by our on-site chef
Working in an environmentally sustainable school culture
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Biliterate in Spanish and English
2+ years experience as an educator
Strong leadership skills and personal drive
Familiarity with an educational environment
Familiarity with IB program (ideal)
Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching and Responsive Classroom
Believer in culturally relevant teaching
Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment, in accordance with restorative justice practices
Experience with MTSS process and accommodating students diverse learners in the classroom
Bachelor Degree in Education
State of Illinois teaching certificate in relevant area
Certification in Bilingual Education, ESL Endorsement or extensive experience in ELL instruction (ideal)
The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a non-profit Chicago public charter school, located on the Southwest side. Our mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. Our innovative and holistic approach aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates future generations.
Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Full benefits, free breakfast and lunch, wellness fund, and professional development funds offered.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age national origin, or disability.