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Special Education Teacher

Chicago, IL

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on August 12, 2014

Description:

About Perspectives:

As one of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives Charter Schools has a long record of preparing students for success in college and beyond. Our five schools across the South Side of Chicago offer students an education that combines character development and academic rigor through the A Disciplined Life education model-with impressive results. Our students come from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, but they graduate from high school, enroll in college and persist in college at a rate above the national average for all students, regardless of background.

The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard-working, creative and compassionate teachers.  At Perspectives, teachers help our students learn to live the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life, while also providing high-quality, rigorous instruction in their subject areas.  Perspectives teachers make meticulous plans for units and lessons that focus on higher-order thinking skills, use formative assessment to guide their instruction, provide differentiated support to all students, and build meaningful and professional relationships with students and families. They are ambassadors for A Disciplined Life and believe passionately in the potential of our students.

Requirements:

Experience/Training:

Type 10 or Type 09 with LBS1 Endorsement Must be Highly Qualified in relevant subject areas according to the Illinois State Board of Education Evidence of success working in an urban school environment strongly preferred

Core Competencies:

A strong commitment to live by the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life and a belief that all students in Chicago deserve an excellent education A willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve outstanding student outcomes Strong classroom management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate students A commitment to life-long learning with the desire to take advantage of professional development and coaching to constantly improve Mastery of content knowledge and the ability to communicate clearly to students

Contact:

1530 S State Street, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60605

- Visit our website for more information on A Disciplined Life and Perspective Charter Schools www.pcs.org

- You may also apply using the following link:  http://bit.ly/JoinPCS

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