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High School Spanish Teacher

Company name
Distinctive Schools

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Aug 04, 2022

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Position Title: High School Spanish Teacher (2022-23SY)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: Immeditely

Salary: starting at 55,000 for certified teachers with more being offered based on experience and certifications


The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.


Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Spanish Teacher will inspire young minds, build strong interpersonal relationships with students and share a commitment to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. This person will:

  • Design, prepare and deliver dynamic lesson plans and instructional materials that engage students in 21st century learning experiences

  • Guide their students toward mastery in the speaking, writing, listening, and reading of the Spanish Language

  • Provide opportunities that challenge students to think critically 

  • Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

  • Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment

  • Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth 

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

  • Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students



  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Illinois Professional Educators License

  • Endorsement in the content area  


Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

  • Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do

  • We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

  • We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

  • 25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)

  • 12 weeks family paid leave

  • Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)

  • 403b match

    • Fully match up to 3%

    • 50% match up to 5%

  • Professional development including tuition reimbursement

  • Gym and wellness discounts

  • Salaries starting at $55,000 for licensed teachers


Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Distinctive Schools

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