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• Maximize time on task by ensuring that all classroom lessons and activities are directly tied to standards

• Participate in collaborative curriculum development, frequent professional development, and feedback/coaching meetings

• Design and implement targeted daily whole group and small group lesson plans, as well as assessments that measure progress towards academic standards

• Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices

• Be accountable for scholars’ mastery of academic standards

• Ensure a structured, orderly, and calm classroom environment through the use of Teach Like a Champion, Calm Classroom, and Responsive Classroom techniques


• Drive to stay focused on scholar achievement and growth even when it is difficult

• Grit to be solution-focused and keep going until the desired results are achieved

• Growth mindset to see failures and setbacks as challenges to learn from and overcome

• Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player

• Bachelor’s degree is required

• Minimum of one year of teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required

• Valid Illinois Certification is helpful but not required

• Belief in and alignment with Galapagos’ core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable


The Building Support Specialist is a full time substitute role. When substitute services are not needed, the BSS works as a member of the operations team completing office work.

Additional Notes

Galapagos Charter School is dedicated to preparing scholars to be responsible, productive, college-educated adults who prosper in the global economy.

How to Apply

Please apply online.

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