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16 Apr 2019

Teacher High School Special Education Teacher

Noble Schools
 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top fifteen public high schools in the city. 18% of our student body has an IEP, representing over 2,000 of our students, 78% of whom are admitted to four-year universities. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing all our students, including our diverse learners, to be successful in college and lead exemplary lives. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education.

This application is for next school year (2019-2020). 

Who We’re Seeking

Teaching at Noble is ideal for instructors motivated by the certainty that all of their diverse learners can and will succeed, eager for the autonomy to design the vision and content of their classrooms, and rooted in the desire to continuously improve their instruction through data. We are looking for mission-aligned Learning Specialists for the 2019-2020 academic year who will ensure that all of our students, regardless of ability or learning style, have success in academics and in life. Each Special Education teacher is responsible for cultivating a community of learners in which diversity of thought is celebrated and results are achieved across all ability levels. Noble Special Education teachers provide individualized opportunities for students to practice the skills and habits necessary to be successful in school. Learning Specialists will provide these supports in a variety of classroom models including self-contained, pull-out, push-in, and co-taught instruction.

Our Special Education teachers are expected to:

  • develop IEP goals and objectives that address students of all ability levels,
  • create, accommodate, and modify curriculum to align to IEP goals,
  • design and implement behavior management plans,
  • hold self and all students accountable during class, transitions, and school events,
  • collaborate with parents/guardians, teachers, paraprofessionals, and other service personnel to ensure that the student’s needs are met,
  • utilize data from in class and Network-wide formative and summative assessments to drive instruction and specialized intervention, and
  • exemplify Noble’s Core Values in the work they do.

Above all else, Noble Learning Specialists must advocate for and champion our diverse learners and ensure their growth, preparing them for post-secondary success.

Noble Quality Non-negotiables

A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
A belief in executing Noble’s approach to high expectations
A record of pursuing and achieving ambitious results
A regular practice of reflection and desire to continuously improve
A bachelor’s degree
LBS1 Certification
Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Illinois Special Education License (LBS1) required – please still apply if you’re special education-certified in a different state and/or have a definitive timeline for your certification in Illinois. If you don’t currently have an LBS1 but would like to earn your certification, please consider applying for one of our two certification pathways – Noble-Relay Teaching Residency or the Special Education MAT Program! If you have any questions or would like to know more, please reach out to Hailey Ott at hott@nobleschools.org.


What You Can Expect from Noble

  • Strong School Culture: We have structures in place that enable you to teach 99% of your class period. You have autonomy to teach what you want to teach. We trust you to do what is best for students. If you ask for support, you will receive it. The work is exceptionally challenging, but it is also the most rewarding.
  • Meaningful Relationships: Our people genuinely care for and enjoy working with each other. We focus on building strong, meaningful relationships with every student and family. Everyone works with the shared mission of getting students ready for college.
  • High Expectations: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building. From ensuring we have working copiers to responding to all emails you send, we are obsessed with following through on the basics that every teacher deserves.

Be Noble.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Please submit an application online here.

Bureaus: Chicago. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: 60602. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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