7th and 8th grade Language Arts Teacher

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago | Northbrook, IL, United States

Posted Date 6/17/2022

This position is for the 2022-2023 School Yedar

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
· Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum
· Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, and other instructional materials and methods
· Use consistent school-wide practices and individualized methods to engage students in the classroom

Classroom Management:
· Create, monitor, and sustain a disciplined school culture of high academic and behavioral standards
· Provide structure in the classroom by developing and reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations
· Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without excuses or exceptions

Data Analysis:
· Develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice
· Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance

Student Support and School Culture:
· Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
· Develop and maintain positive, strong classroom culture

Required Core Competencies:
· Results-driven educator with experience in, and commitment to, standards-based curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional decisions
· Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers
· Technological proficiency with a basic understanding of data analysis
· Professional demeanor, strong work-ethic, detail-driven work style with excellent organizational skills
· Ambitious nature interested in growing as an educator and reaching high standards professionally
· Committed to school’s mission

Educational Background and Work Experience:
· Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
· At least two years of teaching experience preferred
· Elementary or Secondary Certification with endorsement in Middle School Social Studies required

School Mission Statement:
At Solomon Schechter, we ignite students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential and empower them to use their knowledge, skills and creativity to enrich the world.

Faculty values that drive our work together:
• Jewish Values and Torah
• Professionalism
• Optimism
• Collaboration
• Respect
• Open Communication
• Innovation and Creativity
• Life-Long Learning


  • Competitive pay based on education and experience
  • Medical Insurance and other benefits offered including paid sick time 
  • Opportunities and funding for ongoing professional development
  • Paid planning time
  • Supportive leadership and a welcoming community 
  • Culture of caring
  • Culture of collaboration and reflective practice


SSDS is a wonderful community made up of caring faculty, administration, parents and students. Come join us!


Full Time
Education - Other | Middle School Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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