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Public Alternative School Social Studies Educator


This position serves students in grades 6-12 attending the West40 High Needs Alternative Learning Options Program and Regional Safe School, located in Hillside, Illinois. 

This candidate must be strength-based, trauma-informed, able to share in creating a restorative climate, a GREAT team player and dedicated to serving the most vulnerable students and families. Most importantly, this candidate must be a compassionate individual with a heart for young people, eagerness to grow and relentless passion to serve


Job responsibilities include: instruction of academic classes, attendance at monthly parent programs, participation in student led-conferences, transition planning, and data collection. This position fills the needs of the school community, from helping greet kids in the morning to stepping in a classroom if needed, or provide counsel as a mentor, role model and educator. 

This a ten month position and follows a typical school calendar.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Tiemann at ktiemann@west40.org.



Credentials: Professional Educator Licensure (PEL) in secondary education mathematics and/or science  is preferred. Our students need to see themselves in our staff and feel authentic connections.  Candidates of color or experienced in serving youth of color are encouraged to apply.

Additional Notes

 Candidates must be prepared to live and lead our mission statement:

  • We will meet you where you are.
  • We will be what you need.
  • We will walk further with you.
  • We will stand strong with you.

How to Apply

This is a great job, with great kids and an awesome team. Servant leaders who love kids are welcome to apply at https://west40.wufoo.com/forms/zvvhhk1o93eyz/.

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