Art Teacher at McNair School of Excellence 2017-2018 School Year

Posted 3 years ago
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The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS). AUSL currently manages 31 turnaround and teacher training schools. When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law. For more information about our schools, visit

McNair school of Excellence is seeking experienced full-time art teachers who are highly qualified to teach at an AUSL managed – Chicago Public School. This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences that utilize a variety of instructional strategies that deepens students' understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. We anticipate candidates are willing to collaborate with classroom teachers and specialty teachers to integrate learning across curriculums. AUSL whole-heartedly supports specialist positions specifically so there is a positive change in climate and culture - this provides high level opportunities for our urban students. Equipment and materials will be provided for full class instruction. All school staff in AUSL-manages turnaround schools are selected for the challenge of ensuring rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence.


  • Construct and implement lessons aligned to the CPS Arts Education Plan that allow students to create and appreciate visual art
  • Maintain strong classroom management in accordance with school culture across grade levels
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts/appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about the visual arts
  • Integrate artistic styles from different cultures and historical perspectives
  • Collaborate with teachers and other specialists in developing student programs that promote commonalities, distinctions, and connections in and among the fine arts
  • Develop instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time
  • Coordinate art displays throughout the school, updated regularly to reflect current student work from all grade levels
  • Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers on cross curricular units to support student development
  • Teachers are encouraged to commit out-of-school time to teaching in their content area, acting as an Arts Liaison and/or moderating art programming
The teacher hours include the regular school day (start and end times vary by school site). In some AUSL schools, staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Salary and compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) collective bargaining agreement.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, Master's degree preferred
  • Current Illinois Educator License with appropriate endorsements
  • Urban / high-needs teaching experience (2-3 years/Chicago Public Schools experience preferred)
  • Reside within the city of Chicago (Residency waivers are provided for subject areas deemed by CPS as special needs. Contact CPS directly regarding residency waivers.) 

In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:
  • Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable)
  • Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee

Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago, Illinois 60602, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

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Academy for Urban School Leadership

3400 N Austin Ave , Chicago, IL 60634

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McNair School of Excellence

4820 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60651 , Chicago , IL 60651