Elementary Grade Teacher
St. Albert the Great School in Burbank is seeking candidates for an elementary teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Ideal candidates should be dedicated, hard-working, enthusiastic, and organized; in addition to being a practicing Catholic. Ideal candidates will plan, organize and implement a standards based instructional program that guides and encourages students to set goals, develop and fulfill their highest potential. St. Albert the Great School utilizes the LEAP Learning Framework for personalized learning that is learner led, learner focused, and learner demonstrated. Ideal candidates will have experience with differentiation and/or personalized learning; utilize classroom procedures that promote student autonomy; embrace project based learning; are innovative and take initiative; understand data driven instruction; and continually use reflective practice to further their own teaching and strategies.
St. Albert the Great teachers create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with pupils; motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary grade education as well as develop higher order thinking skills, in accordance with each pupil's ability; and to establish good, positive, and meaningful relationships with parents and with other staff members.
The St. Albert the Great Teacher is one who:
1.Is passionate about meeting the educational and welfare needs of young people. He/she is one who practices the profession through the values of love, compassion, justice and belief in the human dignity of each person.
2.Regularly participates in self-reflection and understands that he/she is a critical member of a community of professionals who share of best practices, collaborate actively for the sake of children, and do what needs to be done in the classroom to ensure all students learn.
3.Sees parents as fundamental partners in the education of their children and works tirelessly to communicate with and engage parents in appropriate and positive ways.
4.Understands the golden rule and character development as essential components for an education for life.
5.Maintains an excitement about and passion for the daily work of a classroom teacher.
Teach and act in accordance with the Catholic doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church.
Use personalized learning instructional practices.
Analyze student data to help drive instruction.
Implement Reading and Writing Workshops.
Integrate technology through the use of EdTech tools, chromebooks, projection, etc. to support and differentiate instruction.
Build and maintain a strong school culture centered on love, leadership and learning.
Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the success of our school mission.
Actively participate in PLCs, staff meetings, and professional development sessions.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders by attending events outside of the school day that support the mission of the parish.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Perform and follow school policies in regards to specific tasks essential to the function of the position.
Teaches Religion, ELA, social studies, mathematics, science, art, and health to pupils in a classroom, using the course of study adopted by the Office of Catholic Schools and other appropriate learning activities.
Instructs pupils in citizenship, kindness, and Positive Behavioral Interventions as specified in the school handbook.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports. Provide appropriate feedback on work.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, OCS policies and school regulations.
Communicates with parents regularly through Google Classroom, daily interactions, conferences and other means to discuss pupil's progress and interpret the school program.
Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Creates an inspirational and effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
Administers group-standardized tests in accordance with OCS testing program.
Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state.
Experience working with a diverse population
Relentless commitment to raising the academic and social emotional achievement of ALL students
Teacher candidates must have hold a valid Illinois State Teaching License to be considered.
Sub license will not qualify.
Bachelor degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching.
Work is performed under the supervision of the principal.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and laptop, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Additionally, be able to walk up and down steps several times each day and physically respond quickly in an emergency.
Also submit letter of introduction and resume.
Salary based on current teacher's contract, which is a 10 month contract
Start Date: August 10, 2020 (10 month contract)
This is a full time position with excellent benefits.
Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools