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English Language Arts teaching responsibilities at Unity Junior High School


Illinois Professional Education License with Middle Level ELA Endorsement


Salary is based on degree and years of experience 

Pension: District will pay 9.8901% TRS

Pay Dates: Twice a month 

Sick leave: 14 days per year

Personal leave: 2 days per year

Health Insurance/Annuity: The employee has the option: 

1. 100% of Employee health insurance monthly premium paid in full

2. $130 per month to a qualified annuity (employee choice) 

Tuition Reimbursement: Consistent with contract language on page 12 of the PNA. 

Professional Meetings/Conferences: Tolono CUSD 7 encourages teachers to grow professionally by providing budgeted amounts to reimburse most expenses related to approved staff development activities which include registration fees, mileage, meals, and hotel accommodations. 

Non Resident Tuition Waiver: Full-time employees of Tolono CUSD 7 are allowed to have their child(ren) attend Tolono CUSD 7 free of charge. The full time employee that has elementary age child(ren) may request which elementary school their child(ren) would attend with the understanding that the superintendent has final approval on placement. Child(ren) will be placed at the same building where the full time employee works when applicable. 

Additional Notes

Tolono-CUSD 7 is medium-sized rural school district in Champaign County that enjoys many of the resources and opportunities of the larger school districts in our area. Unity Junior High School is located in Tolono, Illinois approximately nine miles south of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Unity Junior High is part of the main campus which includes the Unit Office and Unity High School (UHS is a  separate building from the junior high school). As part of the main campus, Unity Junior High School enjoys access to state-of-the-art athletic and fine arts facilities. 

Unity Junior High School serves approximately 400 middle level students from the towns and villages of Philo, Sidney, Tolono, Sadorus and Pesotum.   Unity Junior high is one-to-one with regard to technology in the classroom. All teachers have access to a laptop or desktop for their classroom use as well as a Smart Board and projector. Teachers are provided a budget for approved supplies and materials specific to their classrooms.  The district updates and purchases curriculum on a six year cycle. Professional development and collaboration is valued at Unity Junior High School. In SY 2022-2023 the ELA team received extensive training from Sarah Brown Wessling in the area of writing and had the opportunity to work one-to-one with instructional coaches provided through ROE 9.  Unity Junior High, like the other buildings and facilities in our district, is well-maintained and promotes a positive environment for teaching and learning. 

How to Apply

Please provide the following: 

Letter of application or interest                                                  Copy of transcripts

Personal resume                                                                       Copy of valid Illinois PEL

Three to five professional references (please include summer contact information)

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