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To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education, in accordance with each student ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To excel in this role, the individual must meet the following key responsibilities:

  • Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, and health to students in a classroom, using the course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate  learning activities.
  • Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences to as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning  atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate and timely records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student progress and interpret the school program.
  • Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Creates and effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
  • Administers group-standardized tests in accordance with district testing program.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Additional tasks as assigned.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: The role requires frequent walking and standing.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is generally stable, with minimal exposure to unusual temperatures, noise, or hazards. The position requires extended and non-traditional hours to fulfill job duties, as well as participation in organization-sponsored events and meetings.


  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with:
  • K-9 endorsement

LICENSES/CREDENTIAL: Valid Illinois Teacher's License (PEL).

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