ReGeneration Schools is a nonprofit school management organization that’s dedicated to revitalizing failing schools through a college prep and character mission. We manage three elementary Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) on the south-side of Chicago, IL: CICS Avalon, CICS Basil, and CICS Washington Park. ReGeneration currently serves over 1,600 low-income students, with over 93% of our students identifying as African-American. We are dedicated to closing the achievement gap because we believe the only way for our society to build a better democracy is by rebuilding America’s failing schools.
We are seeking a full-time First Grade Co-Teacher to join our CICS Avalon campus for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. The primary responsibility of an elementary teacher is the implementation and development of ReGenerations’ curriculum and the success of its students. We seek teachers who have superior content knowledge, a track record of providing excellent learning experiences that deepens students’ understanding of multiple literacy concepts, and are committed to continuously improving their practice through collaboration.
Believes low-income students can become college and career ready.
High expectations on personal and team performance.
Flexible to changing priorities and conditions.
Demonstrate initiative and creativity.
Organized and ability to multi-task to meet deadlines.
Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrate mastery of academic subjects and behavioral interventions.
1-5 years of teaching experience in an urban setting.
Valid State Certification (Type 03, Type 04, or Provisional license) preferred by not required.
Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution required.
Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
Design, implement, and use informal and formal assessments to measure progress of students.
Use data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices.
Work collaboratively with school team to determine instructional and social needs of students that ensures success, and promotes students’ well-being.
Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement.
Adhere to and support all school policies to enforce school core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.
Set and attain ambitious student achievement and social-emotional benchmarks.
Model and encourage appropriate student behavior (i.e. grit, self-control, social intelligence, optimism and curiosity).
Work with school team to constantly evaluate and improve mastery of instructional, culture building, and leadership skills.
Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor.
Ensure that all students graduate ready for the next academic level.
Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
Reflect critically on teaching practice and implement improvement strategies as needed.
Participate in mandatory summer orientation (3 weeks) and training.
Other duties as assigned.
Competitive salary (based on education and experience) and generous benefit package.
ReGeneration Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.