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  1. Improve students’ knowledge of elementary grade practices.

  2. Teach and facilitate the skills and knowledge necessary for students to function as responsible citizens and for career readiness.

  3. Cultivate positive and collaborative relationships with students, staff, parents and the community.

  4. Maintain student conduct and discipline.

  5. Enhance student learning and morale.

  6. Ensure student welfare.

  7. Create projects that incorporate critical thinking skills.

  8. Utilize various curriculum resources.

  9. Creating lesson plans.

  10. Increase student knowledge and understanding of daily learning objectives by integrating competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans. 

  11. Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.

  12. Develop professional relationships with the community and the utilization of local and regional resources.



  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, masters preferred for dual credit needs locally.

  2. A Valid Illinois Professional Educator License in Secondary, all sciences preferred but specifically biologial.

  3. Strong Communication Skills (oral/written) are required.

  4. Strong interpersonal skills are required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and members of the community.

  5. Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of the subject areas.

  6. Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching and Charlotte Danielson Frameworks for Teaching.

  7. Knowledge of the New Illinois Learning Standards.

  8. Coaching Opportunities are available.



How to Apply

Mail to:

Palestine CUSD #3

C/O Applications

PO Box 144

Palestine, IL 62451


Credentials can be emailed to jessica.sisil@palestine-pioneers.net as well.

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