Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

Manteno CUSD Manteno, IL
Middle School Language Arts Teacher -- "Writer's Workshop"

Manteno Middle School

Manteno Middle School is seeking an energetic, highly-engaging language arts teacher for an exciting opportunity! This is a permanent, full-time position. The position requires a Professional Educator's License with the middle school endorsement in language arts.

The successful candidate will join our related arts team and teach the engaging "Writer's Workshop" curriculum. Students collaborate through powerful technology platforms to improve their written expression. Students learn to generate ideas, construct meaningful sentences, sequence and organize their ideas into paragraphs, and use grammar appropriately. The ideal candidate will be a tecnhology innovator--creating dynamic, student-centered instruction in our 1:1 Chromebook environment.

The ideal candidate will be eager and qualified to coach Middle School sports teams or extra-curricular programs. Experience teaching middle school students is preferred. Manteno Middle School is a team-driven environment that requires collaboration and consensus-building skills. One-hundred minutes of common planning time week allows teachers to work together with colleagues on lesson alignment, interdisciplinary units, student problem solving, and other instructional improvement. The Middle School schedule follows the interdisciplinary flex-block model.

Manteno Middle School houses approximately 600 students in grades 5-8. Located 60 minutes from Chicago, the district is technology-centered. Manteno Middle School is a 1:1 Chromebook school.

Apply quickly on-line at www.manteno5.org.

Kyle Flanigan, Principal

Manteno Middle School


Middle School Language Arts Teacher

REPORTS TO: Middle School Principal

DEFINITION: Under the general supervision, serves as a Middle School classroom teacher and creates a flexible program and environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student's ability. Instructs children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for child development by performing the following duties:


* Provides learning experiences that makes content meaningful to all students.

* Provides instruction that utilizes a variety of strategies that promote development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

* Designs instruction that aligns to the district-approved curriculum and the Illinois Learning Standards.

* Implements individual and group instruction that meets the needs of diverse student population.

* Integrates technology applications into authentic student learning experiences.

* Supports and implements the PBIS program in their classroom.

* Creates a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

* Evaluates student progress using aligned assessments, both formative and summative, which provide appropriate feedback to students.

* Utilizes assessment data to adjust and improve instruction.

* Implements district procedures, policies, and initiatives with fidelity.

* Communicates with parents using traditional conferences and electronic methods, including telephone, e-mail, and the district's student management software portal.

* Creates an effective classroom environment that promotes student learning through visual displays, organizational routines, and enrichment materials.

* Seeks opportunities to grow professionally through personal enrichment, college studies, workshops, district in-service education activities, and other professional growth activities.

* Actively participates in the evaluation process and self-reflects on their teaching performance.

* Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains accurate inventory records.

* Provides school-wide supervision of students during out-of classroom activities.

* Actively engages in appropriate committee work, professional learning communities, and the sponsorship of student activities.

* Demonstrates leadership to improve student learning and well-being.

* Others duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CREDENTIAL: Valid Illinois Professional Educator's License with Middle School endorsements in Language Arts and Social Studies.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree including all courses to meet credential requirements of Middle School endorsement in Language Arts, and Social Studies.

EXPERIENCE: Student teaching, internship, or full-time teaching experience.

PERSONAL QUALITIES: Appearance, grooming and personality which establish a desirable example for students. Ability to meet District standards for physical and mental health. Above-average recommendations from student teaching supervisors and other professionals who have observed the characteristics, scholastic attainment and classroom performance of the teacher.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.