Classroom Teacher

Posted on: March 28, 2019

SCHOOL YEAR 2019 – 2020

Legacy Charter School is a high-performing public charter school holistically educating 500 scholars in pre-k through 8th grade in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Our mission is to create an outstanding center for teaching and learning for children and their families that will recognize and nurture the full potential of every child, provide a foundation for a college education, and educate our scholars to be creative and critical thinkers and responsible citizens in school, at home, and in the broader community. Please visit our website and Facebook page to learn more about our mission, vision, purpose, and passion.

General Summary
We are seeking a teacher to join the outstanding teaching and learning team at our North Lawndale school.

Key Functions
We are seeking a primary grade teacher who is a positive adult role model for our scholars. The ideal candidate:
is committed to strong teaching and learning for scholars;
is responsible and reliable;
is an outstanding communicator;
is able to implement lesson plans, as well as think creatively and problem-solve;
possesses in-depth understanding of subject matter and pedagogy;
has experience developing rigorous, relevant curriculum, bringing an understanding of balanced literacy instruction and reform based curricula (including the Everyday Math and hands-on science curricula);
shows past success as an urban educator;
uses student achievement data to plan instruction;
seeks feedback and is willing to learn;
has familiarity with professional teaching standards;
is highly motivated, reflective, and creative – relentless in supporting all scholars;
respects diverse people, ideas, and perspectives;
implement restorative practice within logical consequences
implement creative social emotional learning lessons
has the capacity to handle the fast-paced and multi-faceted environment of a high-performing Chicago charter school with grace, humor, collaboration, and solution-orientation; and
develops positive and productive relationships with all staff members and Legacy families, working in service of our scholars.

You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
PEL Licensure in Early Childhood or Elementary

Job Specifics
Full-time teaching position.
Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please email a job-specific cover letter and resume to We will then place you into our hiring process, which includes submitting a full application, conducting a demonstration lesson, and interviewing with Legacy community members.

Legacy Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. Legacy will not discriminate against any person in employment because of race, color, marital status, parental status, ancestry, source of income, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, need for special education services, or any other protected status. This same non-discriminatory consideration will be used in all employment relationships and in student admissions.