The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Special Education Teacher
Positions available at DRW College Prep, Golder College Prep, Hansberry College Prep, ITW Speer Academy, Johnson College Prep, Mansueto High School, Muchin College Prep, Noble Street College Prep, Pritzker College Prep and The Noble Academy
Be Noble. Be a Learning Specialist at Noble.
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top fifteen public high schools in the city. 18% of our student body has an IEP, representing over 2,000 of our students, over 78% of whom are admitted to four-year universities. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing all our students, including our diverse learners, to be successful in college and lead exemplary lives. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education.
Who We’re Seeking
Teaching at Noble is ideal for instructors motivated by the certainty that all of their diverse learners can and will succeed, eager for the autonomy to design the vision and content of their classrooms, and rooted in the desire to continuously improve their instruction through data. We are looking for mission-aligned Learning Specialists for the 2018-2019 academic year who will ensure that all of our students, regardless of ability or learning style, have success in academics and in life. Each Special Education teacher is responsible for cultivating a community of learners in which diversity of thought is celebrated and results are achieved across all ability levels. Noble Special Education teachers provide individualized opportunities for students to practice the skills and habits necessary to be successful in school. Learning Specialists will provide these supports in a variety of classroom models including self-contained, pull-out, push-in, and co-taught instruction.
Our Special Educators are expected to:
- develop IEP goals and objectives that address students of all ability levels,
- create, accommodate, and modify curriculum to align to IEP goals,
- design and implement behavior management plans,
- hold self and all students accountable during class, transitions, and school events,
- collaborate with parents/guardians, teachers, paraprofessionals, and other service personnel to ensure that the student’s needs are met,
- utilize data from in class and Network-wide formative and summative assessments to drive instruction and specialized intervention, and
- exemplify Noble’s Core Values in the work they do.
Above all else, Noble Learning Specialists must advocate for and champion our diverse learners, ensuring their growth and preparing them for post-secondary success.
Noble Quality Non-negotiables
- A belief that all students, regardless of background and current ability, can succeed in high school, college, and life
- A belief in executing Noble’s approach to high expectations
- A record of pursuing and achieving ambitious results
- A regular practice of reflection and desire to continuously improve
- A bachelor’s degree
- LBS1 Certification
- Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
Illinois Special Education License (LBS1) required – please still apply if you’re special education-certified in a different state and/or have a definitive timeline for your certification in Illinois. If you don’t currently have an LBS1 but would like to earn your certification, please consider applying for our two certification pathways - Noble-Relay Teaching Residency or the Special Education MAT Program - here! If you have any questions or would like to know more, please reach out to Hailey Ott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Noble has to Offer
A Focus on Learning: You are empowered to design your course in the way you think will best achieve results for students. Our campus leaders minimize disruptions and maximize time focused on student learning. All classes start on time and are never interrupted with announcements, copy rooms are stockpiled with paper, and over 95% of students are in attendance daily.
Robust Student Services: We believe in serving the whole child. For this reason, each of our campuses is equipped with at least one full-time licensed Social Worker and teams of College Counselors. Additionally, our students have access to a variety of enrichment and extended learning options such as night and summer school courses and internship opportunities.
Active Community Involvement: Through parent advisory councils, feedback workshops, advocacy support, college enrollment guidance, quarterly parent-teacher conferences, advisory, and other engagement opportunities we invest in every student and family to build lasting, meaningful relationships.
Accountability and Support: Expectations are consistent for every adult and student in the building, and we welcome the accountability necessary to achieve excellence. We are obsessed with following through on the basics and are committed to supporting, developing, and retaining high-performing educators.
A Range of Benefits: We strive to be the best place to work, and our employee benefits are thoughtfully designed to support us in this ambition. Our robust and ever-evolving set of benefits includes:
- Health & Wellness:
- A predictable salary schedule with opportunity for performance bonuses
- Competitive health benefits and paid parental leave
- Discounts to Noble Daycare, gym memberships, & bike-share services
- Free financial planning services
- Free 24/7 access to a licensed social worker and 3 in-person counseling services
- Professional Development and Recognition Opportunities:
- Leadership and career development programs including: Diverse Leaders Fellowship, Noble Fellowship, and Management Accelerator
- Distinguished Teacher, a program to recognize and reward excellence in the classroom
- Instructional development series aligned to The Noble Classroom framework, including Foundations and Rigor training
At Noble, we have one mission: to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we only fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. That is why Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.
Be Noble. Join our Mission today!