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2021-2022 Opening: Primary Teacher K-2

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
  • Valid Illinois teaching license(s)

As part of the Polaris Crew, you will:

  • Develop and implement CCSS aligned curriculum, using existing PCA curriculum maps as a guide
  • Develop your practice by participating in rigorous coaching and professional development
  • 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
  • Collaborate effectively with your grade level partner and a part-time educational assistant assigned to your classroom
  • Grow your practice and achieve more than you thought possible

Want to join the PCA Crew?

PCA seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds. PCA 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: Primary Teacher K-2