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School District U-46 Is Hiring A Teacher Kindergarten

Position / Title: Teacher Elementary Bargaining Unit: ETA Department/Location: Elementary Schools Calendar Days: 184 Reports To: Building Principal JD Revision Date: 03/28/2023 Supervises: N/A

Function / Position Summary

To implement the U-46 curriculum and initiatives with fidelity to improve academic achievement for all students.

Job Duties / Responsibilities

  • Plans a program of study that follows district guidelines and, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.
  • Implements researched-based teaching strategies that engage all students; acknowledging a range of abilities of students and cultural backgrounds.
  • Creates an environment conducive to learning and motivates students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.
  • Implements current district curriculum and subject matter that is grade level appropriate.
  • Plans for and guides the learning process toward the mastery of curriculum goals, and establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects that are clearly communicated to students.
  • Implements school improvement plans and strategies.
  • Collaborates with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis, and as requested by the administration.
  • Implements formative and summative assessments of student progress to drive instruction and communicates progress to students and parents.
  • Sets high expectations for student achievement and behavior and motivates students to work to their highest potential.
  • Assists in the referral and diagnosis of students with learning difficulties, seeking assistance from other school personnel as required.
  • Works cooperatively with building principal and/or director in assessing his/her teaching strengths and weaknesses, and planning and implementing a program to improve his/her teaching competencies.
  • Participates on curriculum, personnel, policy or professional development committees related to the educational program.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law and district policy.
  • Assists administration in implementing student discipline policies and maintains order in area(s) assigned and/or supervised in a fair and just manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in related subject from accredited university (Required).
  • Appropriate Illinois teaching certificate (Required).
  • Bilingual Spanish/English (written/verbal) preferred.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the Illinois Learning Standards (CCSS 2014).
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement the RtI process and tiered instruction and interventions.
  • Teaching experience is preferred, but not necessary for hiring.
  • Experience in at least one of the grade levels of a multi-grade (Preferred).
  • Recent experience in the sought position (Preferred).

Physical Demands

  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
  • Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.

Terms of Employment

  • This is a 9-month position.
  • Salary and benefits as established by the Board of Education.