Physical Education Teacher - Elementary
Academy for Urban School Leadership - Chicago, IL

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The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a non-profit education management organization that turnaround chronically failing Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Our mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, failing schools through a disciplined transformation process built on a foundation of specialty trained AUSL teachers. Our turnaround schools offer students and families the opportunity to be educated in a learning community with high expectations and resources for improved performance. AUSL currently manages 25 CPS neighborhood turnaround schools (20 elementary, 5 high schools) that are predominately located on the Westside and Southside of Chicago. All school staff at an AUSL turnaround school are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law. For more information about our schools, visit


Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time physical education teachers who are highly qualified to teach at an AUSL managed - Chicago Public Schools. This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of structuring a P.E. program to include principles of human movement, motor skills, health-related fitness and training. We anticipate candidates who are willing to collaborate with classroom teachers and specialty teachers to integrate learning across curriculums. AUSL views physical education as a core curriculum enhancement, not a prep period fill-in. Equipment and materials will be provided for full class instruction. All school staff in AUSL-manages turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence.

The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site). In some AUSL schools, Physical Education teachers may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement.


Develop lesson and student activities that progress coherently and are aligned with objectives and state standards;

Create a safe environment following safety procedures, principles of emergency first aid, and equipment maintenance procedures;

Use a variety of assessment tools as well learners' performance data to inform instructional decisions;

Develop a positive, orderly learning environment maximizing on-task behavior;

Coordinate and develop extracurricular P.E. activities and student assemblies throughout the year;

Receive professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators;

Participate in a mandatory summer professional development.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education

Current Illinois (Type 10- Physical Education) certification (Illinois Provisional certificated accepted for out of state applicants)

Current water safety license

Urban / high need teaching experience (Chicago Public School experience preferred)

Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waiver.

In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:

Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);

Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee.

Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

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AUSL was founded in 2001 and today manages 32 Chicago Public Schools serving more than 18,000 students. Over 850 teachers have graduated...