Middle School Social Studies Teacher


Position Reports to: Principal

 Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Teachers are required to provide curriculum-based, best practice, and engaging educational instruction to students that is consistent with the State of Illinois Board of Education State Standards. Social Studies lessons must reflect the diverse history of our nation as well as that of other civilizations and time periods. Differentiation in lesson planning and lesson presentation is required to best meet the needs of students. Teachers are expected to demonstrate flexibility in meeting the needs of both students and the agency.  Summative and Formative assessment should be included in all lesson planning.


  • Teach classes and/or periods as assigned by the Principal.
  • Expected to maintain effective classroom management; and conduct regular assessments of   student’s achievement.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student’s progress.
  • Participate in student staffing to determine their educational needs and assist in the development of modified education plans to address each student’s individual needs.
  • Appropriate maintenance of student records is required to be held in a secure manner, including grade book and or Power School, and attendance consistent with the Illinois State Board of Education standards.
  • The preparation of seating charts and weekly lesson plans to be readily accessible for substitute teachers.
  • Participate in curriculum development activities as assigned.
  • Participate in in-service sessions as scheduled by the VP of Academic Affairs or the Principal
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students and staff in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the position.


  • Participate in agency seminars and in-service programs as designated by administration.
  • Attend designated Glenwood Academy events, programs and meetings.   
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited college or university. 
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in an elementary or secondary school.  
  • A current Illinois Social Studies/ Middle School State Teaching Certificate or Social Studies endorsement
  • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with no suspensions in effect within the previous three (3) years of hire.  
  • No history of child abuse or neglect.
  • Knowledge of childhood trauma and prior experience working in settings with youth and families that have been exposed to trauma or experience traumatic stress preferred.
  • Knowledge of child and youth development, adolescent issues, positive youth development/strengths preferred
  • Ability to self-structure and execute responsibilities efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
    • Ability to effectively communicate a positive message
  • Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screen
  • Vaccination for Covid-19 mandatory. Must provide documentation of current vaccination.


Classroom Environment. Teachers work the traditional 10-month Academic School Year, usually from mid-August through June.  Low to Moderate Noise levels.  Employee must be able to sit/stand for long periods, must be able to escort students throughout the hallways and outside the school building and be able to lift 25 pounds.  

This job description does not constitute a contract of employment.  Employment at Glenwood is an “at-will” arrangement.

This position meets the FLSA requirement for EXEMPT

Job descriptions are not intended and should not be construed to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. Employment at Glenwood is an “at-will” arrangement.

Equal Opportunity Employer