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Are you looking for an opportunity to work with early education students to help them start out on the right path for future school success? Would you like to provide a caring and nurturing environment for our youngest learners? Are you ready to join a staff and community that is inclusive and celebrates differences?

Then, our Blended Preschool Teacher position at Western Avenue Elementary may be right for you!

As a Blended Preschool Teacher you will create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth, establish effective rapport with pupils, motivate your students to skills, attitudes and needed provide a good foundation for elementary grade education, in accordance with their ability, and establish relationships with parents and with other staff members.

To be successful in this position, you will teach District approved curriculum, develop lesson plans to create learning opportunities that area developmentally appropriate, evaluate students' needs and make appropriate referrals for additional support, develop, prepare, and organize instructional materials, demonstrate effective behavior management strategies, and work effectively with small groups or individual students.


Qualifications for the position include a valid Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Educator License (PEL) with an Early Childhood Education endorsement AND one of the following:

1) Early Childhood Special Education approval (Pre-Kindergarten only) OR
2) Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement (Birth- Grade 3) OR
3) Short-Term Emergency Approval for Early Childhood Special Education (Pre-Kindergarten only)


The starting salary for the 2023-24 school year is not less than $42,385.68. Previous experience is considered when determining a final salary. For a full listing of our benefits, please visit our HR link here!

Additional Notes

FLSA Status: Salary/Exempt

Flossmoor School District 161 shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race; color; creed; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; age; ancestry; marital status; arrest record; military status; order of protection status; unfavorable military discharge; citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States; use of lawful products while not at work; being a victim of domestic or sexual violence; genetic information; physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position; or other legally protected categories. No one will be penalized solely for his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for purposes of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.

How to Apply

Please visit www.sd161.org/jobs and click on Search Current Openings to apply!

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