Middle School ELA Teacher 2019-2020 School Year

Posted on: June 5, 2019

Intrinsic Schools is a charter network whose mission is to create a revolutionary new school model that prepares all students for postsecondary success and world-changing endeavors.  We offer a chance to make a unique impact in urban education by creating an academic model that leverages great teaching and the precision of technology to personalize education for each student.  In our fourth year of operation, we will serve students in grades 7-12.  Our student demographics are 90% minority, 86% free and reduced lunch and 19% students with disabilities.  If you have a passion for teaching in an urban setting and using technology in the classroom, apply to our unique school.

Why Intrinsic

We offer a chance to make a unique impact in urban education by creating an academic model that leverages great teaching and the precision of technology to personalize education for each student. Our goal is to prepare all students for post-secondary success as demonstrated by high quality student work, growth on assessments and “non­cognitive” factors such as empathy, student independence, perseverance, and intellectual curiosity.

Our team has a unique mix of charter, private school and deep CPS experience that creates a broad range of perspectives that ultimately leads to stronger schools.

Finally, we offer a chance to be a part of an elite national peer group.  We collaborate with some of the most successful and innovative schools across the country as we refine our model. Our model will be shared across the city, the state and country!

Culture at Intrinsic

We believe that a strong student culture focused on learning and mutual respect between students and adults is foundational to a strong school.  Teachers at Intrinsic consistently implement a school-wide behavior system designed to create such a culture.

Our Academic Model

Our academic model is unique and creates a very different and exciting place to work.   We provide diverse types of learning experiences such as Socratic seminars, small group instruction, hands-on labs and collaborative student projects. Team teaching is core to our model.  All math, ELA and Spanish teachers teach in teams where they plan together and work with students in larger spaces.  Teachers in other subjects are expected to plan collaboratively and often co-teach to support our special education and ESL students.  We use technology to personalize learning and to help students make deeper connections to content.  As a result of this structure, teachers are able to better assess and meet individual student needs.

Job Responsibilities
Demonstrate 100% commitment to preparing every student for post-secondary success
Uphold Intrinsic student culture
Collaborate to design and deliver on and offline instruction
Lead an advisory that meets daily
Review student level data to inform instruction and student groupings (EPAS aligned interim assessments, data from online programs and teacher-created content assessments)
Seek to improve practice through data analysis, observation, feedback and video
Support student learning outside the classroom (facilitate clubs, after-school tutoring, office hours, etc)
Contribute to the overall Intrinsic Team by supporting colleagues, participating in school-wide events and seeking ways to improve the school

Certified to teach in Illinois or currently enrolled in an alternative certification program
Track record driving student outcomes or a history of achievement with students of a similar population
Experienced using technology in the classroom or early adopter of technology in personal life or other areas

Application Process
Candidates should apply to all positions of interest through the job posting on Applitrack, accessible through
After you apply you will be contacted by a member of the Intrinsic Recruitment Team.