Founded in Chicago in 1876, Sacred Heart Schools at Sheridan Road (Hardey Preparatory for Boys and Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls) are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community. The educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 30 countries; including 22 schools in the United States. The essence of this tradition is the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our girls and boys are taught in single-sex classrooms, but follow a similar curriculum and share in many activities. With a total enrollment of approximately 700 students, the Schools are organized into three academic divisions each led by a division head.
Sacred Heart Schools is seeking a Lead Teacher, 4th Grade, Lower School whose chief responsibility will be to work within the scope of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education to teach 4th grade boys in a self-contained classroom.
Essential Job Functions:
As a member of the Lower School faculty, this teacher will be responsible for:
Instructing core subjects
Curriculum formation and evaluation
Student assessment and evaluation
Working as an active and collaborative member of the grade level team and with other lower school faculty members
Maintaining the most recent grade 4 curriculum and pedagogy
The Lead Teacher will work within the scope of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart to achieve these basic teacher expectations:
Support, implement, and model the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools.
Demonstrate appropriate planning and preparation for instruction.
Develop and maintain a classroom atmosphere that inspires learning.
Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, discretion, punctuality, and clear, direct, open communication.
Appropriately carry out specific assignments, including but not limited to assigned supervision and duties, and other areas as assigned by the Leadership Team.
Maintain professional credentials and/or certification as defined by our accrediting agency and consistent with band level placement.
Collaborate with other Lower School grades and Middle School instructors for vertical curriculum coordination.
Provide comprehensive parent communication and education concerning their students’ performance and progress
Successful Candidate will:
Demonstrate solid organizational skills and keen attention to detail
Have excellent communication skills with service orientation
Be highly motivated, ethical, and eager to learn
Prioritize and multi-task effectively
Enjoy working both independently and as member of a team
Continuously strive for process improvement and quality outcomes
Have experience teaching in a differentiated style, including teaching small groups of students