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The teacher creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the intellectual, personal and social development of all students.  In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students, the teacher works collaboratively with all educators.  The teacher uses data to determine learning priorities, monitor progress and assess instruction and student achievement.  The teacher addresses the needs of students not achieving.  As a result, the school makes continuous improvement toward achievement of state and district expectations.


1.  All students meet or exceed state expectations for learning as assessed by State assessments.
2.  All students meet or exceed district expectations as assessed by local measures.

Planning and Preparation

  • Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Demonstrates knowledge of students and plans instruction for individual students' needs
  • Sets instructional outcomes ans goals that can be assessed
  • Demonstrates knowledge of resources
  • Designs coherent instruction and differentiates with appropriate resources, groups and structure
  • Designs student assessments that are aligned with the instructional outcomes

The Classroom Environment

  • Creates an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establishes a culture for learning
  • Manages classroom procedures
  • Manages student behavior by setting clear standards of conduct
  • Establishes a safe classroom that ensures the learning of all students


  • Communication with students is appropriate and expectations for the learning of content are clearly communicated
  • Uses questions that reflect high expectations
  • Engages students in their learning
  • Uses assessment to guide instruction
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness and makes adjustment as needed to instruction

Professional Responsibilities

  • Uses reflection to improve instruction
  • Maintains accurate records
  • Communicates with families frequently and tries to engage families in the instructional program
  • Participates in professional organizations and is involved in school and district events
  • Actively pursues professional development opportunities
  • Displays a high level of ethics and professionalism in dealing with students and colleagues
  • Adheres to district sick leave and personal leave policies and is punctual to job assignments and meetings



  •  State of Illinois Professional Educator License with appropriate Middle School Science endorsement
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable


180 Day Bargaining Unit Position
Benefits Commensurate with Contract

How to Apply


District 108 MUST have:
A completed online application http://www.generalasp.com/Pekin/onlineapp/ 

The following documentation MUST BE on file to complete the application process:
*Letter of Interest
*Copy of PEL (from ELIS)
*Copy of transcript(s)
*3 Signed letters of recommendation

The required documents should be uploaded with your online application, or if unable to upload, send by email to (julie.draher@pekin.net), fax or mail:

Fax: 309-477-4701
Mailing address:
Director of Human Resources
Attention: Application Process
501 Washington Street
Pekin, Illinois 61554

For direct questions, please contact:
Julie Draher @ 309-477-4740 or by email @julie.draher@pekin108.org


Please be reminded, all non-tenure teachers are expected to successfully complete the district's two [2] year T.I.P.S. [Teacher Induction: Professional Success] induction/mentoring program to attain District 108 tenure status.


Selection Procedure
Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the School site or the Human Resources Office  to confirm date and time for an initial team interview. Position to be filled as soon as suitable applicant is confirmed.

District 108 is an equal opportunity employer.

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page


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