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JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Principal or Assistant Principals, the teacher is responsible for helping students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible adults.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in the core expectation areas of planning, delivery of instruction, assessment, instructional environment and professional responsibilities proficiently. The successful High School Teacher:

  • Demonstrate effective preparation for instruction
  • Applies knowledge gained from staff development and professional educational literature when designing instruction.
  • Plans for the use of a variety of teaching materials
  • Demonstrates knowledge of subject matter
  • Demonstrates ability to implement effective lessons
  • Provides for individual differences in learning styles and abilities
  • Uses appropriate assessment methods for measuring levels of student achievement
  • Evaluates whether assessment results reflect attainment of desired standards
  • Uses assessment and evaluation results appropriately for instructional decision making
  • Provides feedback consistently to students and parents regarding student achievement
  • Establishes a culture for learning
  • Organizes the instructional environment and procedures to encourage student learning
  • Manages student behavior in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with staff, parents, administration and community
  • Demonstrates professional work habits following school district and state policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates professional development

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Some teachers may serve as course team leaders, leaders of a registered student organization, and/or maybe required to supervise at a hall duty station. 


  • Bachelor's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with required licensure and endorsements
  • Holds a Valid Illinois Teaching License with the appropriate endorsement(s) to teach high school students in the required discipline/content area (Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations for CTE and/or Auto Tech background)
  • Bilingual Candidates preferred, but not required
  • 2-3 years of teaching experience at the high school level except in the case of a new college graduate or profesesional industry experience.


Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of education contract.

Additional Notes

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by the education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of Education contract.


EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.


START DATE:  January 4, 2021


NOTE: This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.



How to Apply

Please apply online @ https://usd116.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1079

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