AGC Seeking Wellness Teacher

AGC Seeking Wellness Teacher

One of our amazing colleagues will be following her husband out of state for an exciting career opportunity, leaving a vacancy in our Wellness program. Please help AGC find our ideal candidate by sharing this job description far and wide.


Third and Fourth Wellness/Physical Ed Teacher/Instructional Interventionist

The Academy for Global Citizenship is seeking a full time Third and Fourth Wellness/Physical Ed Teacher/Instructional Interventionist for the 2014-2015 school year.  This is a position with a flexible schedule that will grow into a full time Wellness/Physical Ed position for the 2015-16 school year.

Teachers are responsible for helping our children learn, classroom management, participating in professional development, providing feedback to others, assisting in the development and improvements of curriculum, and communicating to staff and parents regarding student performance. Teachers must be committed to promoting in students the student profile qualities as described by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP): inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective.  Teachers report to the Principal.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach Wellness/Physical Ed
  • Be an active part of the third and fourth grade teams
  • Providing in-classroom set up with partner teacher for the first four weeks of school
  • Working with the Literacy Specialist to establish a schedule for student intervention
  • Providing small group interventions outside or in the classroom
  • Providing classroom coverage for designated partner teacher during testing
  • Lunch and recess duties


The Academy for Global Citizenship…

  • Believes great teaching can transform the world
  • Strives every single day to make our school a remarkable place
  • Is not afraid to take risks to do what is best for students
  • Takes our name and mission seriously
  • Doesn’t settle for good but strives for great

We are looking for staff who…

  • Believe in culturally relevant teaching
  • Establish relationships with the families in our community
  • Want your work to define best practice
  • Respect and thrive in a dynamic, changing, and growing environment
  • Have a big heart to match a big brain

Working at AGC means…

  • Being surrounded by extraordinary, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
  • Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement
  • Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
  • Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
  • Supporting Teaching through interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry, balanced literacy, arts integration, and TERC Investigations Math
  • Working in an environmentally friendly setting
  • Working hard and thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Strong leadership skills and personal drive
  • Familiarity with an educational environment
  • An entrepreneurial spirit

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or higher
  • State of Illinois teaching certificate in physical education


To view up-to-date grade level vacancies and to submit an online application, please visit:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age national origin, or disability.


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