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SPED Teacher, K-2 (Certified)

Chicago Rise, a school management organization within the Chicago International Charter School Network (CICS), has an exciting instructional leadership opportunity available at its CICS Lloyd Bond campus. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

Chicago Rise is innovating a school model that integrates an identity-affirming pedagogy with culturally responsive classroom engagement. Our school will dedicate space for students and staff to explore their dynamic socio-cultural identity, particularly with relevance to their racial background. Our schools will successfully empower, affirm, and promote positive self image for students of color and have a ton of fun while doing it. We believe that school should be a joyful place with a joyful feel and we hold one another accountable to this. In addition, at Chicago Rise, we believe where teachers learn students learn. We have a highly supportive coaching model that allows teachers to have clear champions for their classrooms' success. Join our family!



To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal and other leaders.



  • Serve as case managers and be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of students’ IEPs.
  • Provide the necessary information to the classroom teacher prior to the child entering the general education classroom regarding the student’s disability, medical concerns, and/or equipment operation (ways to meet unique needs).
  • Collaborate with the general education teacher in adapting the curriculum, providing appropriate modifications, ensuring the implementation of modifications, and assessing overall progress of the child.
  • Develop schedules and supervise plans for paraprofessionals.
  • With the general education teacher, develop and supervise plan for paraprofessional duties.
  • Complete and maintain all assigned student’s records (i.e., IEP, ESYP, documentation, progress report, behavior plan, etc.).
  • Maintain contact with the assigned student’s parents or family.
  • Maintain collaborative relationship and goodwill with general educators.
  • May team teach lessons, either small group or whole class (Boyer & Mainzer, 2003).



  • Appropriate certification for the role is a must
  • 3+ years of teaching experience desired, but willingness to grow and develop is critical for those with less experience
  • Knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards and designing instructional programs for students with IEPs highly desired
  • Strong understanding of effective teaching practices


Chicago Rise provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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