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Bilingual Elementary Special Education Teacher (English-Spanish)

Chicago, IL
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

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - Grades K-2

The Academy for Global Citizenship seeks an exemplary special education teacher to support diverse learners in Kindergarten - 2nd - grade classrooms starting in the Fall of 2018. Special Education Teachers are responsible for helping all children learn, taking ownership in the development and improvements of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), consulting general education teachers on student needs, participating in professional development, providing feedback to others, and communicating to staff and parents regarding student performance.

AGC is an International Baccalaureate and Dual Language School that is internationally recognized as a laboratory in public education. Educator have the opportunity to define and disseminate best practice in pedagogy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: provides diverse learners with various modes of learning to accommodate their different learning styles, by using inquiry, real-life experiences, current events, information technology, the dramatic arts and other lively sources of knowledge.
  • Instructional Strategies: responsible for using many different types of instructional strategies including teaching through inquiry, differentiating instruction (different learning styles and language backgrounds) and data-driven instruction.
  • Professional Development: participates in professional development and collaboration, stays abreast of latest techniques and demonstrates an eagerness to learn new skills and share experiences with others.
  • IEPs: designs and writes the IEP or 504 plans of students in his/her caseload based on evidence-based data and in regards to Spec. Ed law.
  • Performance Assessment: sets high and measurable goals for student achievement and evaluates student progress in the instructional program.
  • 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 andbiliterate(English/Spanish) (required)
  • 5+ years experience as an educator (ideal)
  • Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate program (ideal)
  • Familiarity with various educational models, including inquiry-based teaching and Responsive Classroom
  • Believer in culturally relevant teaching
  • Strong leadership skills and personal drive
  • Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment
  • Strong communication skills

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Special Education
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education (ideal)
  • State of Illinois Teaching Certificate (Type 03 and 10)
  • Endorsement or extensive experience in ELL instruction (ideal)


Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Perks include free organic breakfast and lunch, a wellness fund, and twice as many professional development days as a traditional school.


Please submit a résumé and cover letter addressing your alignment with the mission of the Academy for Global Citizenship.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age national origin, or disability.

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