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Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 is seeking a long-term Reading Interventionist.  

The position will run from January 6-April 1. It is a long-term sub to deliver reading interventions to students in a K-5 building in Waukegan. ISBE substitute certification is required.

Who We Are:

Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 serves nearly 17,000 students in preschool through grade 12 and is located halfway between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan.  The District has one early learning center, 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and a high school program divided between two 9th – 12th grade campuses.  The District encompasses portions of Waukegan, Beach Park and Park City.
Why We Do This Work:
The Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 has set an ambitious agenda for change, guided by the belief that all children, regardless of circumstances, can achieve at high levels and academic gaps can and will be eliminated with the support of teachers who deliver engaging, relevant, and academically rigorous instruction that excites students and instills a love of learning in them.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Classroom Teacher will be directly responsible to the building principal for all matters pertaining to the operation of the school plan, in-building administrative and personnel procedures, and general or district-wide policies.  He/she will be indirectly responsible to the Director of Elementary Education for all matters pertaining to curriculum, instructional methods, assessment and materials.

1.     Provide a personalized instructional program that is compatible with the abilities, needs and learning characteristics of each student

2.     Implement prescribed curriculum

3.     Provide each student with a developmental program that includes behavioral objectives;

4.     Create a child-centered learning environment that is characterized by the consistent application of sound mental health and educational psychology practices;

5.     Employ creative methods of instruction and utilize a variety of materials within the structure of the designated curriculum;

6.     Become acquainted with the characteristics, needs, abilities and problems of each child through personal interaction and by seeking information from psycho-  educational reports, hearing and vision reports, staffing notes, end-of-the-year student status reports, etc.;

7.     Inform the building principal whenever a student's attendance is unsatisfactory;

8.     Supply the building principal with any abnormal attendance reports on any student;

9.     Report student address and telephone number changes to the building principal;

10.  Provide the building principal with an up-to-date copy of the schedule of classroom activities that the teacher is following;

11.  Maintain up-to-date lesson plans;

12.  Use the designated methods of reporting student progress to parents;

13.  Attend specified in-service meetings and conferences with the building principal;  

14.  Develop a close relationship with each student's parents or guardians;

15.  Use teacher aides or helpers in accord with the designated job descriptions; and

16.  Perform such other professional duties as may be assigned by the building principal.

Interested parties should contact the principal of HR McCall Elementary School, Carol May at Please include resumes. Please note that this position is not posted on the district's employment website.


Loyola Academy seeks to fill the position of Temporary Reading/Literacy Specialist beginning approximately January 6, 2020 - April 3, 2020.  Loyola Academy is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school committed to forming women and men for others in service to the Church and the world. Our graduates are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, physically fit and committed to doing justice. We seek a committed, faith-filled, academically qualified leader who is able to embody and advance the mission of the school as an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus.

This position will involve teaching 5 sections of freshman and sophomore literacy to students in the O'Shaughnessy program as well as being an integral department team and O'Shaughnessy team member. This position will work closely with the other literacy specialists as well as the O'Shaughnessy Learning Resource teachers.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience as a teacher leader and experience with classroom teaching.
  • Experience as a collaborator on teams with other teachers (PLC-type model)
  • Reading specialist certificate preferred
  • Masters Degree required. 

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