Full Time Substitute – Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Posted on: June 19, 2019

Job Description
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.

AGC is a single-site charter public school on Chicago’s southwest side that serves as a laboratory of innovation in education reaching. Our educators are defining, implementing, and disseminating best practice daily.

Our mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. In service of that mission, we are committed to:

– Serving the whole child

– Modeling academic excellence

– Developing inquirers

– Cultivating international awareness

– Fostering environmental stewardship

– Facilitating collaboration within the community

Key Responsibilities:

 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

Working at AGC means:
 Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
 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.
 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 bi-literate in English and Spanish
 Familiarity with IB program (ideal)
 Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching and Responsive Classroom
 Believer in culturally relevant teaching
 Strong communication skills and personal drive

Education Requirements:
 Bachelor Degree in Education
 Master’s Degree in Education or related fields (ideal)
 State of Illinois Teaching Certificate

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Full benefits, free
breakfast and lunch, wellness fund, and professional development funds offered.

Job Type: Full-time