Middle School Math Teacher (6th – 8th grades)

Posted on: May 12, 2022


Founded in 2001, LEARN is a network of high-performing college preparatory, tuition-free public elementary and middle schools with the mission of providing children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree. There are 11 LEARN Schools serving 4,100 students in grades PK-8 across Chicago, Waukegan, North Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

It is our goal to create an environment, on every campus, in which our staff members feel supported, respected, and appreciated. Our staff work together at each school and across the network to share ideas, problem solve, and innovate to move our schools and students beyond the expected.

LEARN and our amazing educators, have received numerous recognitions for making an impact in public education, including the 2018 Chicago Magazine’s Top Elementary Charter Schools and the 2018 Illinois Network of Charter Schools Principal of the Year Award.

LEARN’s mission remains crystal clear: to provide children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree. LEARN is currently looking for hard-working and passionate professionals that are dedicated to transforming public education.

About the Opportunity

The Middle School Math Teacher (6th – 8th grade) will be responsible for daily operations for his or her classroom.  The teacher is required to provide high quality instruction to all students, every day.  The classroom environment is supportive and community–based.  The teacher is also required to cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with student’s families, staff, and other members of the community.

Roles and Responsibilities

Able to effectively implement instructional programs and strategic interventions that drive results.
Demonstrates effective classroom management skills that contribute to a positive learning environment.
Willingness to collaborate with peers and to grow professionally.
Understands how to use data to improve instruction and improve student achievement.
Implements instructional activities that follow curricular guidelines and frameworks
Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students with various academic and social needs
Provides a positive learning environment that promotes thinking
Collaborates with peers to enhance the instructional environment and meet school-wide goals
Maintains a professional working relationship with parents
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal
Participates in professional development opportunities

1 yr of teaching experience required.
Demonstrated track record of delivering gains in student academic achievement.
Demonstrated record of living LEARN’s Core Values.
Must have an Illinois State Board of Education Teaching Certificate (PEL or ELS PEDU) and Middle Grades Math Endorsement.
Benefits Summary

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees, including Health insurance, dental, vision, paid vacation, personal days, paid holidays, short and long term disability, paid life insurance, 403B and the Chicago Teachers’ Pension fund.

Physical Demands

Caring for children can be physically demanding.  Teachers may be lifting and carrying children and equipment, and may spend time sitting on the floor or child sized furniture.  Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.  Requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.  Teachers will also be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility, and may move throughout the community with children.  Physical demands require the ability to stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, walk around the classroom and kneel upwards of 60% of the day.  In addition walking up and down stairs several times a day.  Must be able to lift 15 to 20 pounds for short periods of time and push and pull 15 to 20 lbs.

Working Conditions
Teacher will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment. There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the Teacher will have to supervise all children at all times.  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.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of LEARN Charter School Network.  Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.

For applicants who apply after 11/1/21, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical or religious exemption required.