The Chicago High School for the Arts is accepting applications for a Special Education teacher for the 2013-14 school year.
Special Education Teacher
The ideal teacher candidate will have the passion and skills to create a learning environment that will offer a rigorous college preparatory education that challenges students to achieve at high levels. Teachers at ChiArts will be required to differentiate instruction; design lesson and unit plans that properly assess student achievement; and use data to inform instruction.
A teacher’s primary professional responsibility is classroom instruction of ChiArts’ students. Classroom and professional duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Embrace and promote the ChiArts vision, mission, educational approach, goals, and core values
Prepare and implement lessons that encourage and foster proficient oral and written expression, critical thinking, applications, and ethics
Create structured lessons which prepare students for success in both ChiArts’ curriculum and standardized tests
Collaborate with the staff to develop “best practices” tailored to the unique philosophy and instructional approach geared toward the needs of the ChiArts’ student population.
Design and administer a variety of student assessment tools
Integrate technology into assessments as well as classroom activity
Employ outstanding classroom management skills and implement the school code of conduct
Submit unit plans using the Understanding by Design format
Seek and participate in continuing professional development
Attend and participate in faculty and administrative meetings, parent conferences, open house, other school functions, and in-service professional development sessions.
Use planning period effectively to prepare for classroom instruction.
Serve as an advisor in the student advisory program
Perform other duties as the needs of the school and needs of the students may demand
Work with artistic staff to ensure overall student success at ChiArts.
Grade student work in a timely manner
Record student grades weekly
Maintain regular contact with parents regarding student progress
Record daily attendance for class via TeacherEase
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with Illinois teaching certification and endorsement(s) in the proper content area
Master’s degree preferred
Curriculum development experience preferred
A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience preferred
Knowledge of the backward design planning process preferred
An understanding of the value of arts education
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proven organizational skills
Proven ability to work with a diverse population
Current knowledge of educational technology and application
Expert knowledge of subject area
A high regard for student potential and an ability to provide opportunities for students to develop and succeed
Willingness to be bold and creative in pursuit of what is best for students
Reflective teaching practice
Ability to work collaboratively with teams and nurture collegial relationships
Able to adapt and improve in changing situations
Salary and Benefits:
Full time position
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Benefit package included
Qualified applicants should apply online at www.chiarts.org and upload the following documents:
(1) Cover Letter
(3 )Salary History and Requirements
(4) Contact Information including title, professional relationship, email, and telephone number for 3-5 Professional References. Please do not attach letters of recommendation.
Applicants who do not follow the submission directions will not be considered. Phone inquiries will not be accepted. Please be aware that every item listed on a resume is subject to verification, and that any offer of employment is contingent on a successful background check.