Middle School Science Teacher

Posted on: June 9, 2020 | |

The following list of job requirements describes the general level of work being performed by staff members assigned to this job and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
-Create a positive educational climate that is conducive to learning
-Manage student behavior by utilizing approved strategies and procedures
-Create and facilitate lesson plans that incorporate Illinois Learning Standards in Science
-Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that maximize learning opportunities and provide real-world application
-Utilize various curriculum resources and school-wide assessments for instructional planning purposes
-Utilize a variety of learning strategies in each lesson that includes differentiated instruction within those lessons
-Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed as well as maintain grade books
-Participate in the Response to Intervention program which includes planning and facilitating individualized strategic intervention to address student needs
-Participate in school-wide professional development opportunities
-Contribute to the accomplishment of school and classroom goals
-Participate in activities to ensure a positive school culture
-Follow and enforce Alain Locke policies

-Bachelor’s degree (BA) from an accredited college or university or equivalent
-Possession of valid teaching certification
-Command of grades/subject specific content and theoretical knowledge of learning theory, including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation and feedback techniques

The mission of Alain Locke is to serve as a demonstration for urban schools exemplifying excellence in academics, the arts, personal, and social development, and producing students who are globally competitive. All members of the Alain Locke community – instructors, students, parents – work together as a team to provide our students with the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our school community is living proof that, given the opportunity, all children can learn.

Alain Locke offers a robust focused program to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. Examples of key programmatic elements are:
-An extended day, year round program of education
-Robust use of data to individualize instruction and inform interventions
-Experiential learning including weekly clubs and frequent field experiences
-Support programs for Alain Locke graduates in high school and college
-Partnerships with community organizations to provide needed resources
-Weekly professional development for instructors and instructional staff
-Strong parent involvement including Parent Power Meetings and a Parent Advisory Committee

Alain Locke is currently looking for instructors who have a proven record of success and are committed to maintaining our high academic/ social expectations for students. For more information about Alain Locke Charter School please check out or website at