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Job Details

Special Education Teacher

Company name
Distinctive Schools

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Education, Disability

Posted on
Aug 04, 2022

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

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 7415 S East End Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

Reports To: School Principal 

Start Date: Immediately

Salary: Salaries starting at $55,000 with more being offered based on years of experience, education, 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 Special Education Teacher has the awesome responsibility of providing support to students with diverse learning needs. This person will:

  • Serve as primary instructor for students with identified learning needs in both resource and inclusive settings

  • Develop lessons that address students academic, interpersonal, social and emotional needs

  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP)

  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.

  • Make collaboration a priority with general education teachers and school leadership 

  • Communicate regularly with families regarding instructional programming and student progress

  • Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

  • 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

  • LBS1 Endorsement


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

  • 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 with more being offered based on years of experience, education, and certifications. 


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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