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Perspectives Charter Schools | Chicago IL 60605 USA | Full Time - School Year, Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 06/12/2013

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The Perspectives Charter School Network is currently seeking exceptional Teachers to teach the
following subjects:                            

                                                                     2013 – 2014 School Year


HIGH SCHOOL                                              Middle School                           Special education  

English                                                                  Math                                  Instructional Leader

Science                                                     Program Manager                        SPED Science Teacher



Science Instructional Leader

Humanities Instructional Leader


At Perspectives Charter Schools, we know that character development and academic achievement are interrelated, and that providing students with a foundation of skills in self-reflection, self-discipline and perseverance will help them succeed.  Therefore, we teach a rigorous college-prep curriculum based on the 26 ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®--principles including seek wisdom, be open-minded, and show compassion.

The results include students who can speak eloquently about how they work to solve conflicts peacefully at home and in school, and how learning to use your time wisely helped them complete their college scholarship applications on time.  These same principles help our teachers grow and improve in their own careers.


With five schools on the South Side of Chicago, Perspectives Charter Schools is transforming public education.   We are seeking transformative teachers who believe that all of our students can go to college, and know that an education that addresses the whole child will help them succeed once they get there.  We are a growing network, and we aggressively promote from within.  Our great teachers become instructional leaders, and 100% of our principals were once Perspectives teachers.

Essential functions:

  • Provide an academically rigorous curriculum that aligns with both Perspectives' standards and the Illinois Teaching Standards
  • Prepare lesson plans, outlines and/or syllabi
  • Guide and offer independent activities to foster proficient oral and written expression, critical thinking, applications and ethics
  • Offer alternative, performance, force-choice and creative assessments and activities
  • Plan and facilitate field studies to support and enhance classroom curriculum
  • Maintain accurate student grades, records and/or portfolios
  • Provide input and support grade level, subject matter and instructional leader led meetings
  • Model and teach The Perspectives Way

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with certification in core content area and highly qualified status
  • Required Illinois State Board of Education teaching credentials
  • Experience in the transfer of knowledge to middle school or high school students
  • Ability to develop and foster successful teacher/student relationships
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams and nurture collegial relationships
  • Proven organizational skills Proven ability to work well with diverse constituents Proven ability to verbally communicate ideas effectively
  • Proven ability to exercise initiative and discretion in the performance of position responsibilities

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Location Chicago, IL, United States
Organization Type Non-profit Organization
Grade Level Elementary 1-3, Elementary 4-6, Middle School/Junior High, High School
Teaching field Elementary Education, English/Language Arts, ESL/ESOL, Mathematics, Substitute/Aide/Paraprofessional, Reading Specialist, Science, Natural, Social Studies/Science, Special Education, Social Worker/Pupil Personnel Worker, Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Communication, Support Staff
Experience Years 1 yrs

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Monica Dixon
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone (312) 604-2107
Primary Fax (312) 604-2188
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