Elementary Teacher

Published on 07/04/2024Glenwood Academy - Glenwood, IL
Full TimeFully on-site



Teachers are required to provide curriculum-based, best practice, and engaging educational instruction to students that is consistent with the State of Illinois Board of Education and State Standards. Differentiation in lesson planning as well as lesson presentation is required to best meet the needs of students.  Teachers are expected to demonstrate flexibility in meeting the needs of both students and the agency.  Summative and Formative assessment should be included in all lesson planning.



  • Teach classes and/or periods as assigned by the Principal.
  • Expected to maintain effective classroom management; and conduct regular assessments of student’s achievement.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student’s progress.
  • Participate in student staffing to determine their educational needs and assist in the development of modified education plans to address each student’s individual needs.
  • Appropriate maintenance of student records is required to be held in a secure manner, including grade book and or Power School, and attendance consistent with the Illinois State Board of Education standards.
  • The preparation of seating charts and weekly lesson plans to be readily accessible for substitute teachers.
  • Participate in curriculum development activities as assigned.
  • Participate in in-service sessions as scheduled by the Administration.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students and staff in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.


  • Participate in agency seminars and in-service programs as designated by Administration.
  • Attend designated Glenwood Academy events, programs and meetings.   
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in an elementary or secondary school.  
  • A current Illinois State Teaching Certificate
  • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions in effect within the previous three (3) years of hire.  
  • No history of child abuse or neglect.


Classroom Environment. Teachers work the traditional 10-month Academic School Year, usually from mid-August through June.  Low to Moderate Noise levels.   

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This position meets the FLSA requirement for EXEMPT

About Glenwood Academy

Glenwood Academy eradicates poverty, injustice, and inequity through the power of residential education.

Glenwood Academy is a revolutionary private residential school that provides a supportive learning community for students grades 2-8, with a high school option at three local partner schools. Working hand-in-hand with parents and caregivers, the Glenwood experience builds the platform children need to be successful students and become outstanding citizens. We provide life-changing solutions for students who come from challenging solutions, and who have been impacted by poverty, violence, inadequate educational systems, as well as a lack of basic resources, such as food and shelter.

Glenwood Academy nurtures and educates good children from challenging situations by inspiring excellence, building character and strengthening community.  


Location500 w 187th st, Glenwood, IL 60425

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