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Lead Teacher in Chicago, IL at Ada S McKinley

Date Posted: 3/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Ada S. Mckinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area.

Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).

OVERVIEW: We currently have an opportunity available for a Lead Teacher with our Child Development and Youth Services division. Under the supervision of the Site Director the Lead Teacher will take the initiative for role in planning, organizing, and implementing an integrated curriculum for each student in his or her classroom that addresses all domains of school readiness as contained in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. 

Duties may include but not limited to:

  • Conduct a minimum of 8 observations daily and 40 observations weekly addressing all nine domains of school readiness. Enter observations daily in teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Plan and implement activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling and class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities based on best practices in early childhood development and early learning.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teaching staff, consultants, and/or administrators to resolve children’s behavioral problems that interfere with health development and early learning


Job Requirements


Education: A Bachelor's Degree or higher with valid Type 04 ISBE teaching certification, which includes passing a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II (Praxis II is used for the licensing and certification process. It is used to measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills) or a Bachelor’s degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program

This position requires individuals to make home visits and/or to attend out-of-center meetings/trainings.  If the person uses a personal vehicle, they must provide a valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle report acceptable to the agency’s insurance broker and verification of insurance coverage.



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