4th Grade Teacher

Website The Frances Xavier Warde School

The Frances Xavier Warde School is a Catholic elementary school in downtown Chicago that provides an
excellent academic, values-oriented education to students of all ethnic, religious, cultural and socio-economic
backgrounds in a child-centered urban environment. As a keystone of its diverse community, The Frances
Xavier Warde School provides need-based scholarships to thirty percent of its students. The Frances Xavier
Warde School partners with its families, nurtures faith development for its Catholic students, and engages all
its students to learn about and respect other faith traditions. The Frances Xavier Warde School uses a rigorous
curriculum that enables students to grow, clarify their values, and develop decision-making skills and a sense
of responsibility for themselves and the world they will inherit.

Intermediate Program Description

At the Frances Xavier Warde School, the Intermediate Grades 4-5 bridge the Intermediate Years and Middle
School experiences. With teacher guidance, students explore content area subjects while developing a
repertoire of study skills and strategies. Teachers focus on curriculum integration in the humanities, math and
science, and world language. Through projects and experiments, structured units of study, and purposeful use
of technology, students build their academic vocabulary as they broaden their knowledge. During the
intermediate years, students are given greater opportunities for extra-curricular activities in the areas of sports,
drama, music and art. These opportunities, coupled with a rigorous curriculum, help to foster increased
independence in students as they progress toward Middle School.

Primary Professional Function

The Grade 4-5 teacher is responsible for facilitating the cognitive development of all learners by providing a
quality learning experience to all children in his/her care. The teacher must possess the knowledge and
theoretical grounding necessary to instruct the “intermediate years~ student, utilizing age-appropriate methods,
strategies and procedures.

Kev Relationships

The Intermediate Years Teacher reports to the Principal and is evaluated, supervised and mentored by the
Principal and or Assistant Principal. Other key relationship include: Head of School, other F~ faculty
members and staff, students and parents.

Qualifications and Requirements

• Required Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
• Preferred Master’s Degree in Teaching or Curriculum
• Required current State of Illinois Teaching Certificate Type 03/Type 09
• Compliance with Archdiocese of Chicago Protecting God’s Children guidelines
• TB test
• Familiarity with ISACS criteria and standards of excellence
• Ability to plan and teach effectively within a complex teaching schedule
• Ability to teach courses within a Religion Curriculum – either Catholic or Interfaith in subject matter
• Ability to lead a Club and/or Extra-Curricular Activity of interest to Intermediate school students (e.g.
yearbook, a sport, an academic team, etc.)

This job description is not intended to be an exhausted list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties,
responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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