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The Learning Resource classroom teacher will instruct and case manage students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s). The teacher has responsibilities in four domain areas: Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibility and will develop and turn into the principal an annual plan with goals in each of these areas.


Domain I: Planning and Preparation

  • Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Demonstrates knowledge of students
  • Sets instructional outcomes based on curriculum and student IEP’s
  • Demonstrates knowledge of resources
  • Designs coherent instruction
  • Designs student assessment

Domain II: The Classroom Environment

  • Creates an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establishes a culture of learning
  • Manages classroom procedures
  • Manages student behavior with a school-wide behavioral program
  • Support social-emotional growth
  • Organizes physical space

Domain III: Instruction

  • Develops positive communication with students
  • Use quality questioning and discussion techniques
  • Assesses student proficiency with formal and informal assessments
  • Demonstrates responsiveness to student needs

Domain IV: Professional Responsibilities

  • Reflects on lesson effectiveness
  • Maintains accurate records
  • Develops and updates IEP’s for caseload
  • Communicates with families
  • Participates in the professional community
  • Develops professionally
  • Shows high level of integrity with students, fellow staff and building regulations


  • Vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, grammar and comprehension skills commensurate with education.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to learn to utilize an array of web-based technology, Google Suite, and basic computer skills.


  • Functional vision, hearing and speech.
  • Able to sit, walk, bend, stoop, floor sit, reach, kneel, push/pull, crawl, balance, reach and use a wide variety of upper body movements frequently.


  1. Education: Minimum of B.A. or B.S. Special Education
  2. Licensure: State of Illinois LBS1
  3. Additional Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certification, CPI or completion within 6 months of employment.
  4. Must pass State, Federal, and Sex Offender Background Checks


Compensation is commensurate with experience. The base salary begins at $55,000.

Summit School Inc. offers an industry-leading benefits package

  • Health, Dental, Vision (Summit contributes a portion monthly)
  • 403B matching pension plan, paid life insurance, generous paid time off package

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume to Attn: Ivory Clark, Principal/Summit School at iclark@summitelgin.org detailing your relevant experience and qualifications for this role.

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