ASPIRA: History Teacher

Posted on: May 28, 2024 | |

ASPIRA is dedicated to elevating the self-esteem of all students through leadership development and fostering their personal growth by encouraging lifelong learning. Aspira Early College High School seeks a Dynamic History Teacher.

Come join the team at ASPIRA for the new school year. The History Teacher teaches course curriculum that motivates the student to learn integrating a course of study within the parameters of the school philosophy, Illinois State Board of Education, the school’s framework and learning goals.

ASPIRA History TEACHER Essential Functions:

Prepare lesson and unit plans, course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines and the school’s educational philosophy
Instruct students using various teaching methods, such as project-based learning, lecture and demonstration, audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement instruction
Prepare and administer tests to evaluate student progress, corrects tests, record results and issues reports to inform parents of progress
Involve both students and parents in the evaluation of academic and social goals and the formation of the Individualized Academic Educational Plan (IAEP)
Provide individual help to students to maintain satisfactory progress
Contribute to the professional learning community to impact student achievement and enhance the learning environment
Create and use Competency Based Curriculum (CBE)
Learn and use Mastery Connect and Power school to track student’s grades and academic progress
Ability to support students with standardized testing (STARs/SAT/PSAT)
Ability to differentiate instruction
Collaborate with colleagues on school initiatives to promote academic success
Confer with parents to discuss student progress, academic, attitudes and achievements
Teach rules of conduct and maintain discipline in classroom and on campus and exceptional classroom management skills.
Counsel students when adjustment and academic problems arise
Maintains attendance, progress reports and grade records as required
Actively participate in faculty and professional meetings, open houses, parent conferences, educational conferences, training workshops and other related activities
Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with the central administration, parents, and representatives of resource agencies
Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school
Perform other duties as assigned


A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
A minimum of two years of experience working with high school students
Hold an IL Teaching certificate PEL (ISBE verified) and History endorsement
Excellent computer skills
Fully bilingual (English & Spanish) prefered
Willing to obtain ESL certification within the first year of work at ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written.
”Bargaining Unit Member and is Subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement”
Non-discrimination Statement
ASPIRA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other protected category.

Salary Range Posted: Based on Experience and Education per the Collective Bargain Agreement.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $62,475.00 – $77,449.00 per year

Job Type: Full-time


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
Grade school specialties:

High school

8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Application Question(s):

Please share your desired compensation range.

Spanish (Preferred)

Professional Educator License (Required)
History Endorsement (Required)
Ability to Relocate:

Chicago, IL 60641: Relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person