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Independent, Catholic Elementary Schools Serving Chicago's Children Since 1876

Mission Statement

Sacred Heart Schools on Sheridan Road-the Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls (founded in 1876) and Hardey Preparatory for Boys (founded in 1935)-are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian community. Sacred Heart Schools welcomes students of all races, religious beliefs and socio-economic backgrounds. This educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located on every major continent, including 24 schools in the United States and Canada.

Job Openings >> Primary School Lead Teacher
Primary School Lead Teacher
Summary
Title:Primary School Lead Teacher
ID:1078
Department:Primary School
Description

P.S Lead Teacher

Full Time, 10 Month

Sacred Heart Schools is seeking a Primary School, Grade 1 Hardey Lead Teacher whose chief responsibility will be to work within the scope of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education to teach 1st grade boys in a self-contained classroom. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • As a member of the Primary School faculty, this teacher will be responsible for:
    • Instructing core subjects
    • Developing 21st Century curriculum strategies utilizing best practices, including project based learning 
    • Utilize common assessments in the core subject areas in conjunction with the grade team to evaluate student outcomes
    • Use student assessment data to drive instruction
    • Working as an active and collaborative member of grade teams and with other primary school faculty members
  • The Primary School Instructor will work within the scope of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart to achieve these basic teacher expectations:
    • Supports – Implements – Models the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools.
    • Demonstrates appropriate planning and preparation for instruction
    • Develops and maintains a classroom atmosphere that inspires learning
    • Upholds professional standards of personal presentation, discretion, punctuality, and clear, direct, open communication.
    • Appropriately carries out specific assignments, including but not limited to assigned supervision and duties, and other areas as assigned by the Leadership Team.
    • Maintains professional credentials and/or certification as defined by our accrediting agency and consistent with band level placement
    • Align with other with other Primary School faculty for vertical curriculum coordination.
    • Provides comprehensive parent communication and education concerning students’ performance and progress   

A Successful Candidate will:

  • Demonstrate good organization and attention to detail
  • Have excellent communication skills with service orientation
  • Be highly motivated, ethical and eager to learn in a collaborative setting
  • Prioritize and multi-task effectively
  • Enjoy working both independently and as member of a team
  • Have experience teaching in a differentiated environment, including teaching small groups of students
  • Knowledge, experience and implementation of:
    • Next Generation Science Standards
    • Everyday Math Curriculum, including online resources and assessments
    • Fountas and Pinnell reading strategies and assessments
    • Daily 5 Reading Structure
    • Six Traits Writing strategies
    • Project Based Learning

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Primary School Experience in grades K, 1, 2 is preferred.

 

 

 

 

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