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The Academy for Global Citizenship is seeking an experienced full-time Case Manager to work alongside our Diverse Learners Team composed of 2 other Case Managers. Our school has a shared leadership approach: K-2 Case Manager, 3-5 Case Manager and 6-8 Case Manager. We are looking for someone who believes that every student deserves the best educational experience and is in support of inclusion best practices and educating students in the setting that is best for them. This position is ideal for a passionate and creative educator seeking a collaborative and open environment for whole-student learning. Our educators are defining and disseminating best practices daily within a unique public school setting. Those with Dual Language (English/Spanish)  and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that this is a temporary position with a pathway to become a permanent hire.

Responsibilities include:

    • Management: Ensures that Special Education services are in place. Leads IEP and 504 meetings with a team-approach. Develops appropriate transition plans, behavior plans and homebound services for students as needed. Alongside the leadership team, recommends interventions and reviews data. 


  • Organization: Follows the yearly meeting schedule that ensures 100% compliance in accordance with special education due dates and timelines. Maintains organized systems regarding the related services professionals and an experienced team of paraprofessionals.
  • Collaboration: Maintains positive communication with staff members to ensure all members of the IEP team are prepared to meet all IEP and 504 deadlines. Collaborates with the special education teachers and subject course teachers to support in collecting and compiling data for all services in the IEPs.  Collaborates with the school team to ensure schedules promote success and inclusion. 


    • Professional Expertise: Maintains student paper and electronic files in accordance with CPS file protocols and state and federal laws. Reviews all IEPs for quality and provides feedback and professional development to teaching staff regarding IEP writing.  
    • Community: Schedule, complete, and document all required parent communication in preparation of IEP and 504 meetings in compliance with state and federal laws. Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with families in welcoming them to our community and maintains solid communication with all community members.


  • Assessment Coordination: Collaborate with administration and staff to provide appropriate accommodations and modifications during assessments. 


  • Teaching: Helps students develop to their full academic potential while systematically increasing their social and independent functioning skills in the LRE3 classroom setting.

We are looking for staff who:

  • Have a big heart to match a big brain
  • Are bilingual in English and Spanish (ideal)
  • Want their work to define best practice
  • Respect and thrive in a dynamic, changing, and growing environment
  • Know extraordinary things can happen when people work hard together
  • Want to participate in a laboratory for innovation in education


Working at AGC means:

  • Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
  • Thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students
  • Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement, and being given the time and support to do so – AGC teachers receive twice as many professional development hours as their peers, and coaching from an Instructional Leadership Team with a combined experience of 13 advanced degrees and 78 years in 26 schools
  • Promoting student profile qualities of the International Baccalaureate Program: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective.
  • Gaining experience with interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry, balanced literacy, arts integration, and constructivist Mathematics approach
  • Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
  • Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
  • Enjoying 100% organic, scratch made meals prepared by our on-site chef
  • Working in an environmentally sustainable school culture 


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years (ideal) experience as an educator
  • Familiarity with IB (MYP) (ideal)
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching
  • Believer in culturally relevant teaching
  • Strong leadership, communication skills and personal drive
  • Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment, in accordance with restorative justice practices
  • Experience with MTSS process and accommodating students diverse learners in the classroom
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (ideal)

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education
  • LBS1 Certification
  • Middle School Endorsement
  • State of Illinois Teaching Certificate in relevant area
  • Certification in Bilingual Education, ESL Endorsement or extensive experience in ELL instruction (ideal)


A competitive salary based on experience and level of education will be provided. Full benefits, free scratch-made and organic breakfast and lunch, a wellness fund, an innovation fund, and professional development funding are offered.


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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