Diverse Learner Teacher

Posted on: March 28, 2019


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.

Key Functions
We are seeking a special education teacher who is a positive adult role model for our scholars and who is able to:
plan meaningful ways to provide instruction in multiple settings (within the classroom, in small groups, 1:1), to lead their caseload in making strong growth;
provide differentiated strategies to groups and individuals based on their needs;
assist in selecting instructional materials;
create a positive environment where support and challenge is expected and valued;
prepare and provide reports to classroom teachers;
actively participate in grade-level team responsibilities, including meetings, problem-solving, data-sharing and other discussions key to supporting scholars;
utilize the results from student assessments to create IEP and skill acquisition goals.
collaboratively monitor IEP, behavior, and other data to ensure academic progress.
maintain timely and accurate reports and documentation of progress for each student, as required by the school, state, and referral districts (IEP goals and track goals, IEP reports, lesson plans, grades, IEP paperwork.
partner with families in support of scholar learning and positive behaviors; and
maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures, including documentation required by CPS and by Legacy.

The ideal candidate:
is committed to strong teaching and learning for scholars;
demonstrates in words and actions the efficacy of all children and commits to Legacy’s mission and vision;
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 Connected Math Program and hands-on science curricula);
shows past success as an urban educator;
seeks feedback and is willing to learn;
is highly motivated, reflective, and creative – relentless in supporting all scholars;
respects diverse people, ideas, and perspectives;
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.

Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Candidate must have current IL Type 10 certification or LBS 1.
Strong background in language arts and math instruction and a commitment to building an understanding of the Responsive Classroom model.
Knowledge of differentiated instruction.

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

To Apply
Please email a job-specific cover letter and resume to

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.

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