Diverse Learners Teacher at Phillips Academy High School (CPS School)

Posted 2 years ago
Position Areas
Business Education
Career and Technical Education
Dual Immersion
Early Childhood Development/Daycare
English as a Second Language (EFL/ELL/ESL/ESOL)
English/Reading/Language Arts
Fine Arts
Generalist/Integrated Curriculum
Gifted and Talented
Lead Teacher/Department Head
Media Specialist/Librarian
Physical Education/Health
Social Studies
Special Education
Substitute Teacher
Technology Education


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 auslchicago.org
Phillips Academy High School is seeking experienced full-time Diverse Learners teachers who are highly qualified to teach at AUSL managed – Chicago Public Schools. This position will be staffed with a professional educator who has a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences, utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, and deepens students' understanding of multiple literacy concepts. We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge will collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with Common Core standards. AUSL views literacy as essential to helping students develop the reading and writing skills necessary in raising their academic performance. All school staff in AUSL-managed turnaround schools are responsible for ensuring the rapid transformation of a struggling school into a school of excellence.


  • Set goals for the individualized education plan that are achievable and comparable to a student's peers in accordance with the State of Illinois IEP guidelines, supported by a guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Work collaboratively with the case manager to determine instructional and social needs of students that ensure success while also participating on the multidisciplinary team to promote students' well-being
  • Serve as an advocate for students with diverse needs
  • Use informal and formal assessments to support the development of students
  • Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement
  • Design engaging and personalized instruction that nurtures and empowers the whole child resulting in improved student achievement
  • Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor
  • Engage in professional development and coaching to improve practice from full-time AUSL coaches and school administrators

The teacher hours include the regular school day.  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
  • 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

At the following locations

Phillips Academy High School

244 E Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60653 , Chicago , IL 60653