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2021-2022 Opening: Middle School Mathematics /Crew Lead Teacher

Who are you?

You are someone who has…

  • A growth mindset and is hungry to move from good to great
  • Strong beliefs that ALL children are capable of achieving at high levels and feel responsible for ensuring that growth
  • A strong track record of developing relationships with students and families that yield positive academic and character growth
  • Innovative and strategic lesson design skills aligned to CCSS
  • Strong evidence of implementing engaging and effective instructional practices
  • Proven ability to contribute to a high-performing team, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively informally and formally with fellow team members and staff
  • A commitment and thirst for continuously improving teaching and school culture through rigorous coaching and professional development
  • Passion for Deeper Learning that aligns with the principles of EL Education (Learn more about EL Education at
  • Experience in project-based learning and vision for interdisciplinary integration
  • Illinois teaching license(s) with a middle school endorsement in Mathematics

As part of the Polaris Crew, you will:

  • Develop and implement CCSS aligned curriculum, using existing PCA curriculum maps as a guide
  • Maintain effective instructional practices, ensuring that all students have access to content and participate equally, and use data to modify instruction to ensure differentiated learning
  • Commit to character education fostered through daily practice of Crew, a designated time to circle up your students to focus on community building, goal setting, and social emotional growth
  • Continue to grow and develop your practice by participating in rigorous coaching and professional development aligned to our strong commitment to a social justice mission and curriculum
  • Collaborate effectively with a departmentalized team and a part-time teaching assistant assigned to your classroom

Want to join the PCA Crew?

PCA seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and is inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

To initiate the process, APPLY HERE!

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2021-2022 Opening: Middle School Mathematics /Crew Lead Teacher