Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
  • 11-Aug-2017 to 10-Oct-2017 (CST)
  • Instruction
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary: Create engaging lessons and participate in all aspects of planning and co-creation of High School Math courses including- but not limited to: Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus & Physics. As part of a team of teachers working to ensure an enriching and safe school experience for High School Students, attend and participate in school meetings and related conferences, and collaborate effectively with a co-teacher with expertise in Special Education.

Essential Functions:

  • 50% Responsible for Instruction of Secondary Math classes including lesson planning, assessment and direct instruction;
  • 15% Establish and maintain a safe and secure classroom environment that is conducive to learning;
  • 10% Design, prepare, and implement lessons in coordination with the Special Education teacher;
  • 10% Attend and participate in staff meetings, educational planning meetings, and clinical meetings;
  • 5%   Document and assess student progress in a variety of formats;
  • 5%   Collaborate with educational staff to develop innovative curriculum that also addresses the individual needs of students across a wide variety of learning styles;

Other Functions: 5% Complete any other duties as assigned by the Academic Coordinator.


  • Licensed to teach High School Math (Illinois PEL) required; and,
  • Licensed Behavioral Specialist (Illinois PEL LBS1) preferred; and
  • Three years of classroom experience teaching High School Math preferred.

Candidates must possess the ability to relate to special needs students in a constructive and therapeutic manner; excellent oral and written communication skill, including instructional technology and computer skills; capacity to cooperate effectively with school team. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to strength perspective, empowering families and a willingness to work in a highly demanding work situation that requires flexibility and innovation; applicants must possess cultural competency.

Mental Demands: Capacity to solve problems, and exhibit patience throughout the day. Capacity to multi-task in order to meet the needs of more than one student, if necessary. Strong interest in academics across the curriculum. Understanding of the rules of confidentiality.

Physical Demands: Must be able to lift minimum of twenty pounds. Light moving is required from time to time. Must be able to supervise children of various ages. Must be able to participate, as necessary, in physical education activities.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.


The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability.



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