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ASPIRA of Illinois – Leadership Through Education

ASPIRA of Illinois seeks to achieve academic excellence for every scholar in a culturally relevant learning environment that empowers scholars through high quality education, youth development and civic engagement. ASPIRA strives to ensure all scholars are prepared for post-secondary education and meaningful careers

Position Summary

The Science Teacher teaches course curriculum that motivates the student to learn integrating a course of study within the parameters of the school philosophy, Illinois State Board of Education, the school’s framework and learning goals

ASPIRA Science TEACHER Essential Functions:

  • Prepare lesson and unit plans, course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines and the school’s educational philosophy
  • Instruct students using various teaching methods, such as project-based learning, lecture and demonstration, audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement instruction
  • Prepare and administer tests to evaluate student progress, corrects tests, record results and issues reports to inform parents of progress
  • Involve both students and parents in the evaluation of academic and social goals and the formation of the Individualized Academic Educational Plan (IAEP)
  • Provide individual help to students to maintain satisfactory progress
  • Contribute to the professional learning community to impact student achievement and enhance the learning environment
  • Create and use Competency Based Curriculum (CBE)
  • Needs certification in secondary science with physics endorsement 
  • Learn and use Mastery Connect and Power school to track student’s grades and academic progress
  • Ability to support students with standardized testing (STARs/SAT/PSAT)
  • Ability to differentiate instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues on school initiatives to promote academic success
  • Confer with parents to discuss student progress, academic, attitudes and achievements
  • Teach rules of conduct and maintain discipline in classroom and on campus
  • Counsel students when adjustment and academic problems arise
  • Maintains attendance, progress reports and grade records as required
  • Actively participate in faculty and professional meetings, open houses, parent conferences, educational conferences, training workshops and other related activities
  • Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with the central administration, parents, and representatives of resource agencies
  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel, and agencies associated with the school
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • A minimum of two years of experience working with high school students
  • Hold a IL PEL Teaching certificate (ISBE verified))
  • Holds certification in secondary science with physics endorsement 
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Bilingual – Spanish/English Preferred


Statement of other duties: This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.

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