Grade 5 DL Two Way

Illinois School District U-46 - Elgin, IL4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $61,000 a year
EducationSkills
To implement the U-46 curriculum and initiatives with fidelity to improve academic achievement for
all students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Plans a program of study that follows district guidelines and, as much as possible, meets
the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.

2. Implements researched-based teaching strategies that engage all students; acknowledging
a range of abilities of students and cultural backgrounds.

3. Creates an environment conducive to learning and motivates students through effective
communication and evaluative feedback.

4. Implements current district curriculum and subject matter that is grade level appropriate.
5. Plans for and guides the learning process toward the mastery of curriculum goals, and

establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects that are clearly
communicated to students.

6. Implements school improvement plans and strategies.
7. Collaborates with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis, and as requested

by the administration.
8. Implements formative and summative assessments of student progress to drive instruction

and communicates progress to students and parents.
9. Administer ELL testing (ACCESS and/or any required testing for ELL students).
10. Sets high expectations for student achievement and behavior and motivates students to

work to their highest potential.
11. Assists in the referral and diagnosis of students with learning difficulties, seeking assistance

from other school personnel as required.
12. Works cooperatively with building principal and/or director in assessing his/her teaching

strengths and weaknesses, and planning and implementing a program to improve his/her
teaching competencies.

13. Participates on curriculum, personnel, policy or professional development committees
related to the educational program.

14. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law and district policy.
15. Assists administration in implementing student discipline policies and maintains order in

area(s) assigned and/or supervised in a fair and just manner.
16. Performs other duties as assigned by the principal, or other administrative staff.

11/17/11 HR-STF-F009
Retention: Indefinitely

SCHOOL DISTRICT U-46
JOB DESCRIPTION

DUAL LANGUAGE TWO WAY
ELEMENTARY TEACHER

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KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS:
1. Knowledge of the Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core State Standards 2014)
2. Knowledge of Illinois English Language Proficiency Standards for ELL (English

Language Development Standards).
3. Knowledge of Spanish Language Arts Standards.
4. Knowledge of and ability to implement the RtI process and tiered instruction and

interventions.
5. Multicultural awareness and experience working with the diverse student demographics

represented in U-46.
6. Fluent oral and written Spanish and English language skills.
7. Deep understanding of second language acquisition.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
1. Bachelor’s degree in related subject from accredited university.
2. Appropriate Illinois teaching certificate.
3. Bilingual and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement/Approval is required based

on teaching assignment.
4. Teaching experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.

  • Experience in at least one of the grade levels of a multi-grade is preferred.
  • Recent experience in the sought position is preferred.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
1. Must work in busy, noisy and crowded environments.
2. Must work indoors/outdoors as the job requires.
3. Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
4. May be required to leave main work site to attend meetings.
5. Public contact requiring appropriate business-like apparel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
2. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift carry, pull, or push heavy objects

or materials.
3. Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.

ADA:
The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990.

This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business
necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Nine month position (189 work days)