Dual Language Teacher (Spanish/English) – K-3

Posted on: June 2, 2023 | | |

The Academy for Global Citizenship seeks exemplary bilingual and biliterate elementary school teachers to lead students through a holistic interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The Dual Language Teacher leads students through a two-way immersion program, and instruction occurs in Spanish and English. This position is ideal for a passionate bilingual and biliterate educator seeking a collaborative and open environment for whole-student learning. AGC offers multi-age settings (Grades K-1 and 2-3). The starting date is August 3rd, 2023.

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching: Uses various modes of learning to accommodate different learning styles: 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
Technology Integration:Incorporates technology across all disciplines as much as possible, where appropriate
Professional Development:Participates in coaching cycle, stays abreast of latest techniques and demonstrates an eagerness to learn new skills and share experiences with others
Curriculum Development: Works closely with coach, other teachers to align curriculum with Common Core Learning Standards, the IB PYP, and achieving the goals of the school
Performance Assessment: Sets high and measurable goals for student achievement and evaluates student progress using summative and formative assessments
Community: Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with families in welcoming them to our community, and maintains solid communication with all community members
We are looking for staff who…

Are bilingual in English and Spanish
Want their work to define best practice
Respect and thrive in a dynamic, 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
Promoting student profile qualities of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP): 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 TERC Investigations Math
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
Required Skills and Experience:

2+ years experience as an educator
Bilingual and biliterate (English/Spanish)
Familiarity with IB program or desire to learn
Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching and Responsive Classroom (ideal)
Believer in culturally relevant teaching
Strong leadership, communication skills and personal drive
Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment
Experience with accommodating students with IEPs in the classroom
Education Requirements:

Bachelor Degree in Education
Master’s Degree in Education or related fields (ideal)
State of Illinois Teaching Certificate
Endorsement in ELL instruction (ideal)


Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Full benefits, free organic 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.