Special Education Math Teacher
Perspectives Charter Schools - Chicago, IL

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The High School Math Teacher :
· Exhibits a strong commitment to the ethos of Perspective Charter Schools;
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Displays discretion, confidentiality, honesty and integrity in his/her relationships with the differing sectors of Perspectives and wider community;
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Demonstrates initiative and responsibility as the High School Math Teacher;
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Serves as an advocate for social justice, the development of character, and the right to receive and pursue an exceptional education. Specific Skills and Attributes The High School Math Teacher possesses a bachelor’s degree and holds teaching certification in mathematics. The High School Math Teacher exhibits:
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Strong mathematical content knowledge;
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Pedagogical knowledge that accentuates conceptual knowledge, and critical and reflective thinking;
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A high ability to work collaboratively with teams and nurture collegial relationships;
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An aptitude for mentoring and fostering teacher-student relationships;
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Efficient organizational, and short-term and long-term planning skills;
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Proficient classroom management. Detailed Duties The following list of duties is descriptive of the High School Math Teacher’s role. In some areas specific descriptors have been listed, while in others the description is listed in more general terms. As such, the duties should be regarded as an indication of the areas of responsibility and involvement, but that time and experience determines extent. The High School Math Teacher must understand that in a rapidly developing school situation a reasonable degree of flexibility is essential. The role often demands after hours involvement at meetings, presentations and attendance at school and associations’ conferences. The High School Math Teacher , then, is required to undertake the duties specified in the following areas: Instruction The High School Math Teacher will ensure mathematics instruction builds students’ conceptual and tacit knowledge, whereas students excel and become proficient in problem solving and mathematical skills. The High School Math Teacher will ensure instruction develops students’ aptitude in arithmetic, measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, number sense, quantities, shapes and data, as well as numerical relationships and operations. Mathematics instruction will also ensure students’ ability to communicate relationships in geometric and statistical settings through drawings and graphs. Specific aspects pertaining to this role include:
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Provide an academically rigorous curriculum that aligns with Perspectives’ standards and the Illinois Teaching Standards;
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Submit timely lesson plans, outlines, and/or syllabi that reflect proficient planning and the cultivation of scholarship, critical and reflective thinking, creativity, the celebration of differences, and the importance of social justice;
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Offer alternative, performance, force-choice, and creative assessments and activities to ensure fair and accurate student assessment and success;
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Maintain accurate student grades, records, and/or portfolios, and provide its timely submission;
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Attend and support grade level, subject-matter, and instructional leader-led meetings to facilitate improved pedagogy, professional development, and academic success. Professional Development The High School Math Teacher will participate and often lead professional development during Perspectives’ traditional professional development programs, and those that result from identified areas of need. Professional development is one of Perspectives guiding principles so its adherence is strongly supported and monitored. Specific aspects pertaining to this role include:
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Attendance and participation at CORE and CAMP every summer;
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Weekly participation in grade level and content-specific meetings;
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Acquisition of various learning opportunities (school, district, privately sponsored events) throughout the school year;
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Reflective and effective implementation of new knowledge. School Culture and Discipline The High School Math Teacher establishes a classroom culture and supports a school culture that emphasizes the importance of leading A Disciplined Life Ó , the promotion of safety, and the execution of excellence. Specific aspects pertaining to this role include:
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Teaching and/or facilitating the A Disciplined Life curriculum;
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Modeling and teaching The Perspectives Way;
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Monitoring and implementing the school uniform and discipline codes;
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Supporting and cultivating strong parent and family involvement through the curriculum and school life.

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