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Elementary School Wellness Teacher

Chicago, IL
Job Type

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

Our Unique Approach:

The Academy for Global Citizenship’s mission is to empower students to positively impact their community and world beyond. As an authorized International Baccalaureate school, AGC employs an inquiry-based curriculum that challenges each learner to construct personal meaning from concept-driven units of study. An AGC education also extends beyond the classroom. Organic, nutritionally balanced meals, daily yoga, wellness instruction and ecologically sustainable practices throughout the school encourage learners to develop healthy and sustainable lifestyles for themselves.

General Responsibilities:

Wellness & Physical Education:

  • Develops and delivers a holistic wellness and physical education curriculum which places a heavy emphasis on movement, mindfulness, and nutrition
  • Delivers lessons outdoors, weather permitting
  • Stays abreast of national best practices and is a thought leader in exemplary wellness programming
  • Provides accommodations and modifications for students with special needs according to their Individual Education Plans
  • Documents curriculum plans via weekly lesson plans and long-term unit plans
  • Develops assessments in line with IB standards to measure the effectiveness of the wellness program
  • Leads students in movement, physical education and holistic wellbeing classes
  • Implements physical and nutrition education classes, including the administration of pre- and posttests to all students to assess growth in physical fitness, uses the IB rubrics and ManageBac to grade student assessments and classwork

Community Wellness:

  • Models holistic wellness, including initiatives to motivate staff, students and families

Skills & Experience:

  • Two or more years of related experience in teaching wellness in a school setting
  • Exemplifies a fervent commitment to the school’s mission and vision of wellness education
  • Displays a relentless drive to increase personal and student achievement
  • Demonstrates and models academic excellence
  • Exhibits strong communication, interpersonal and team skills

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field minimum
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred
  • Illinois State Teaching Certificate preferred
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred

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