Perspectives is looking for a High School History Teacher for the 2020 / 2021 school year!
About Perspectives Charter Schools
All Perspectives Charter Schools will provide scholars with a rigorous and relevant education, based on the ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®, preparing them for life in a changing world and helping them further become intellectually reflective, caring and ethical people engaged in a meaningful life.
All of Perspectives Charter Schools achieved Level 1 or 1+ this year. As one of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives has a long record of preparing scholars for success in college and beyond. Our five schools across the South Side of Chicago offer an education that combines character development and academic rigor through the A Disciplined Life education model.
Our scholars come from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, but they graduate from high school, enroll in college, and persist in college at a rate above the national average. The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard-working, creative, and compassionate teachers.
• Masters content area and is able to teach students in a clear and effective manner to drive academic achievement
• Makes meticulous plans for lessons that address higher-order thinking skills, and uses formative assessment to constantly adjust plans based on student needs
• Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students with varying academic strengths and weaknesses
• Demonstrates effective classroom management skills and builds a classroom culture based on the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life
• Actively participates in professional development and works collaboratively with instructional leaders to improve instructional practices
• Builds meaningful and professional relationships with students and families
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal or other school leadership
Must hold active Illinois Teaching License and be Highly Qualified in relevant subject areas according to the Illinois State Board of Education
Evidence of success working in an urban school environment strongly preferred
Exhibits a strong commitment to the ethos of Perspectives Charter Schools by thriving to live by the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life®
Holds a deep belief that all students in Chicago deserve an education where social emotional learning and high academic expectations are delivered with excellence
Strong classroom management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate students
A commitment to life-long learning with the desire to take advantage of professional development and coaching to constantly improve
Mastery of content knowledge and the ability to communicate clearly to students
Bachelor’s degree required
Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, and responsiveness
Has strong relationship building and communication skills
Ability to read and write proficiently using the English language
Ability to interact and speak effectively in interpersonal situations and before groups of people
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Majority of work will be performed in a general office/school environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization sponsored events and meetings. Physical demands include the ability to lift and/or push and pull 15 to 20lbs for a short period of time, walk up and down stairs several times a day, reach, bend, and constantly walk, stand, talk and hear.
Comprehensive and competitive benefits package
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Paid time off including holidays
Company 403B plan available
Company contribution towards the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund if eligible
Paid life insurance
Paid short and long term disability.
ISBE-approved professional development provider
Perspectives Charter Schools works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.