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Bilingual English Language Arts Teacher Middle Years Program

Chicago, IL 60632
Job Type
Salary: $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a non-profit Chicago public charter school, located on the Southwest side. Our mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. Our innovative and holistic approach aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates future generations.

AGC values:

  • Serving the whole child
  • Modeling academic excellence
  • Developing inquirers
  • Cultivating international awareness
  • Fostering environmental stewardship
  • Facilitating collaboration within the community

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

The Academy for Global Citizenship is seeking an educator to teach the Language and Literacy class in our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

Candidates must be able to teach in both English and Spanish, as the Academy for Global Citizenship is a Dual Language school. Those with Dual Language and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is ideal for a passionate, creative middle school educator seeking a collaborative and open environment for whole-student learning. Our educators are defining and disseminating best practices daily within a unique public school setting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: Uses various modes of learning to accommodate different learning styles: inquiry, real-life experiences, current events, technology, the arts and other engagement opportunities.
  • Content:Teaches middle school students assigned content area according to IB Middle Years Program principles and student data. Also responsible for elective and advisory periods. Elective content is based on educator and student preference.
  • Collaboration:Meets weekly with middle school team. Collaborates with special education teachers and other grade level teachers to differentiate instruction.
  • Technology Integration:Incorporates technology across all disciplines as much as possible, where appropriate.
  • Professional Development:Participates in coaching cycle, stays abreast of latest techniques and demonstrates an eagerness to learn new skills and share experiences with others.
  • Curriculum Development:Works with coaches and grade level team to align curriculum with Common Core Learning Standards, the IB PYP, and AGC’s unique mission.
  • Performance Assessment: Sets high and measurable goals for student achievement and evaluates student progress using both summative and formative assessment data.
  • Community:Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with families in welcoming them to our community, and maintains solid communication with all community members.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bilingual and biliterate (English/Spanish) (required)
  • 3+ years (ideal) experience as an educator
  • Familiarity with IB (MYP) (ideal)
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching
  • Believer in culturally relevant teaching
  • Strong leadership, communication skills and personal drive
  • Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment
  • Proven ability to play a lead role in their grade level
  • Experience with RTI process and accommodating students with IEPs in the classroom

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education
  • Middle School Endorsement
  • Master’s Degree in education or related fields (ideal)
  • State of Illinois Teaching Certificate in relevant area
  • Endorsement or extensive experience in ELL instruction (ideal)


Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Full benefits, free breakfast and lunch, wellness fund, and professional development opportunities offered.

Application Instructions:

Please respond to this post with a formal resume and a cover letter describing your interest in and fit with our unique school.

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