Primary Grades Teacher- Polaris

Posted on: June 19, 2023 | |

Primary Grades General Education Teachers (Grades K – 4) – Fall 2023

We are CREW!

Looking for a school that reminds you of why you got into this profession in the first place? A place where kids are more than a test score and teachers are treated as professionals and as people? Check out Polaris Charter Academy, a school founded on the belief that focusing on character development and grounding students in real world, authentic, deeper learning will develop children who become ethical people and life long learners who contribute to a better world.

Who are you?

Polaris is looking for primary grade educators who possess…

*A growth mindset
*Strong beliefs that ALL children are capable of achieving at high levels of academic achievement and character growth, and feel responsible for ensuring that growth
*Strong belief that children can make a significant contribution to the school, community, and world
*Strong evidence of implementing innovative and research based content-based literacy instructional practices (i.e. EL Education Literacy/Language Arts Curriculum)
*Passion/experience for project-based learning and vision for interdisciplinary integration
*Proven ability to contribute to a high-performing team, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills
*Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively informally and formally with fellow team members and staff
*A commitment and thirst for continuously improving teaching and school culture through rigorous coaching and professional development
*Passion for Deeper Learning that aligns with the principles of EL Education (Learn more about EL Education at
*Illinois teaching license(s)

As part of the Polaris Crew, you will:

*Maintain effective instructional practices, ensuring that all students have access to content and participate equally, and use data to modify instruction to ensure differentiated learning
*Commit to character education fostered through daily practice of Crew, a designated time to circle up your students to focus on community building, goal setting, and social emotional growth
*Continue to grow and develop your practice by participating in rigorous coaching and professional development aligned to our strong commitment to a social justice mission and curriculum
*Collaborate effectively with a grade level team and a part-time educational assistant assigned to your classroom

Want to join the PCA crew?

PCA seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and is inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

To initiate the process, please visit our website or send your cover letter and resume to Michelle Navarre, Head of School.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

Grade levels:
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade

Day shift
Monday to Friday

School subjects:
Social Studies