K-8th Grade Music Teacher (2022-23SY)

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Position Title: K-8th Grade Music Teacher (2022-23SY)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 2245 N. McVicker Ave., Chicago, IL 60639

Reports To: School Principal

Start Date: August 2022

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.


Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Music Teacher instills in each child an appreciation of the art of music as part of general culture.  This person will:

Teach the  techniques of vocal and/or instrumental music expression

Expose students to a variety of music genres 

Discovers and develops talents of students in the field of music

Grow students’ knowledge and skill in critically listening, interpreting and reading music

Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment

Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth 

Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development

Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds


Bachelor's Degree

Illinois Professional Educators License

Endorsement in the content area  

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

4% pension contribution

Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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Distinctive Schools

910 West Van Buren Street Suite 315, Chicago, IL 60607

At the following locations

Chicago International Charter School West Belden

2245 North McVicker Avenue , Chicago, IL 60639