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Math Teacher

Company: Oak Park and River Forest High School
Location: oak park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Openings as of 4/23/2021

  • Mathematics Teacher JobID: 1798
  • Position Type:
    Teaching/ Math

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Oak Park and River Forest High School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:

  • Job Title: Mathematics Teacher
    Reports to: Mathematics Division Head
    Terms and Conditions: Effective August 2021. Full-time, 10-months, 183-day teacher calendar.
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Salary: Per Faculty Senate collective bargaining agreement, initial placement $60,844-$74,654 depending on experience.

    Please, no phone calls. The respective hiring manager will review candidates once the job posting closes. If selected to move forward, you will be contacted by phone or email. After reviewing the job posting, if you have any questions, please send an email to hr@oprfhs.org .

    Oak Park and River Forest High School , or OPRF , is a comprehensive public high school located in Oak Park, Ill., a suburb eight miles due west of downtown Chicago. We are a one-school district, with the majority of our students coming from two sender districts, River Forest Public Schools District 90 and Oak Park Elementary School District 97. We offer more than 200 courses, a variety of programs for students with special needs, 75 clubs and activities, and 29 competitive sports. We prepare our students well for post-secondary success, with an average ACT composite score of 24 and a 94% graduation rate.

    Oak Park and River Forest are communities that highly value diversity. OPRF is a founding member of the national Minority Student Achievement Network, and our school is racially and economically diverse, with about 44% of our 3,300 students identifying as African-American, Hispanic, multiracial, or Asian. Our villages have long embraced the LGBTQ community, and we have a significant mix of homeowners and renters.

    We seek faculty and staff who have high expectations for all students, and who value student voice in education. As a school, we are particularly focused on closing opportunity gaps for our students of color.

    OPRF is an equal opportunity employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. OPRFs goal is to increase its representation of people of color.

    Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a progressive district that is focused not only on our tradition of excellence but our future. The District prides itself in offering our students a comprehensive 9-12 college and career readiness curriculum and a rich arts education program. Our students are curious, creative, and they come ready to learn. More than 90 percent of our students go on to college.

    Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 believes that we can become an ever-improving model of equity and excellence that will enable all students to achieve their full potential. We can accomplish this through dedicated teachers, staff, and administration who build relationships with students and have high expectations for themselves and their students. We believe in planning for and providing the academic and developmental support students need to meet those expectations. We further believe that every student can learn through exposure to academically challenging content, feedback during learning, and the educators knowledge and skill.

    Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 is a great place for those who are interested in an environment that supports creativity, leadership at all levels, innovation, a focus on professional and curriculum development, and the best practices of instruction. We are currently seeking individuals to join our team where we enable all students to achieve their full potential every day.

    Position Summary:
    The employee in this position will be responsible for developing a student-centered classroom in which all students are deeply engaged in our Mission:
    The OPRF math division strives to nurture a deeper understanding and enhanced appreciation of mathematics by building the critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills of all students so that they can be successful in a global society as lifelong learners.

    Essential Duties : (Other duties may be assigned.)
  • Plan and instruct students on district Mathematics curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards.
  • Develop lesson plans and goals that meet district expectations.
  • Provide instruction incorporating the Common Core Eight Mathematical Practices.
  • Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet individual student needs and varying levels of progress.
  • Conduct formal and informal assessments to evaluate student progress. Administer standardized assessments as directed. Interpret student assessment data for application of instructional methods and monitoring of student progress.
  • Review student progress via assessments, maintain records of student work, and develop intervention strategies to ensure student success and growth.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with parents and students regarding progress.
  • Meet regularly and work collaboratively with other departmental teachers and support teachers to plan equitable instruction across all classrooms of the same subject.
  • Meet regularly with support teachers, teacher assistants, and other support staff to discuss individual students modifications or adaptations, ongoing learning issues, interventions or problems. Work collaboratively to ensure individual students needs are met.
  • Assign work, instructions or lessons to substitutes and/or student teachers.
  • Actively participate on various building and District teams or committees.
  • Set clear expectations for class and manage classroom and school environment applying positive behavioral supports and interventions as needed.
  • Collaborate with other staff in planning, modifying, enhancing and implementing curriculum and district objectives.
  • Establish a safe atmosphere conducive to a positive learning environment. Inform students of safety concerns in all laboratory situations and assure their safety through supervision.
  • Act as a role model by encouraging appropriate behaviors that lead to social, emotional, and physical development
  • Enforce and support school policies, philosophies and objectives with students and parents.
  • Participate in staff development and school improvement activities in order to maintain professional growth. Plan and incorporate best practices or new strategies.
  • Participate in events outside of the regularly scheduled work day such as orientation, open houses, conferences, and/or division meetings.
  • Observe the professional day and maintain positive professional relations with colleagues.
  • Hold high expectations for all students and demonstrate a deep belief that all students can learn and succeed.
  • Communicate openly with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding students achievement and progress in the classroom.
  • Commit to equity and eliminating systemic obstacles for students of color.
  • Extend the school day for our students through supervision of extracurricular activities in STEM, Athletics, and/or other activities.

  • Job Responsibilities : (Others responsibilities may be assigned.)
  • Works within the policies and regulations of the OPRF; Illinois public acts and regulations as described by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); and applicable Federal laws, regulations and guidelines applicable to the education of high school students and staff.
  • Makes professional decisions that demonstrate support of the mission, goals and best interests of OPRF as expressed through Board of Education approved documents including the Strategic Plan and Building Improvement Plans.

  • Qualifications:
  • Valid Illinois Professional Educators License with Math endorsement.
  • Computer Science endorsement preferred.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities :
    This job may involve supervision of student teachers and/or teaching assistants.

    Skills, Physical Demands and the Work Environment.
    In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills, physical demands, and work environment required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    Skills Required :
    The employee in this position must have the ability to
    • read, analyze, and interpret documents including correspondence in print or electronic formats;
    • establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the school community; and
    • communicate clearly and concisely in verbal or written form.

    Physical Demands :
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
    • sit, stand, talk and hear for extended periods of time, operate electronic equipment; and reach with hands and arms and will repeat actions with the same hand, arm or finger motion;
    • have vision abilities required include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus (The ability to withstand long-term use of computer devices is required.); and
    • to have occasional lifting carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and dexterity actions within job standards.

    Work Environment:
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually low. However, on occasion, the noise level will be moderate.
    • Work is usually conducted indoors.

    Employee Performance Evaluation : Job performance evaluations are completed annually by the Division Head for Mathematics (as deemed necessary).

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive listing of the duties performed in this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

    Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200 (OPRF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    This position description should not be considered to contain every function/responsibility that an individual may be asked to perform by his/her supervisor. Employees are expected to perform other related functions as assigned.

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