Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher

Prairie Grove School Dist. 46   Crystal Lake, IL   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 16, 2021


Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher

  • PEL with Early Childhood Education endorsement and Early Childhood Special Education approval
  • ESL endorsement desired, but not required
  • 2021-2022 School Year - Start August 9, 2021
  • Salary per PGTA contract
  • Open until filled


School District Job Description


Position Title: Teacher, General Education

Department: Education

Reports To: Building Principal

Contract: 180 Days

Compensation: As Determined by the Professional Negotiated Agreement between the PGTA and BOE

Date: July, 2011

SUMMARY: To effectively incorporate instructional practices as a means to insure that all students learn subject matter and/or skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.




  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Plans a program of study that is differentiated to meet the individual needs, interests, and abilities of all students.
  • Displays appropriate knowledge of subject matter and district curriculum in assigned teaching area.  Follows the curriculum objectives/outcomes in regard to concepts taught, scope & sequence, and school approved course outlines.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
  • Prepares for classes assigned, and shows evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
  • Accepts responsibility for extracurricular activities as may be assigned.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting the needs of all students and the stated objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and communicates the result of these assessments to administration and parents through regular progress reports.
  • Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Seeks the assistance of district specialists as needed (i.e., classroom rules, R.O.A.R., PBIS, etc).
  • Manages student behavior and takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Consults with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Works in a cooperative and collaborative manner with all staff to provide instructional opportunities for all students.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Has familiarity with individualized education plans of any special education student placed within the classroom. 
  • Implements behavior management plans as needed across educational settings.
  • Demonstrates collaborative problem solving.
  • Communicates in an effective, constructive, and positive manner with staff, students, and parents.
  • Interacts positively and effectively with school personnel, including administrators, other teaching staff, and clerical personnel in order to be an effective team member.
  • Is able to be flexible and work across educational environments.



Supervise students within the classroom and in all other areas of the school grounds (hallway, bathroom, playground, etc.).

Supervise students on field trips.

Supervises student teachers when assigned


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.



Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Education

Appropriate State of Illinois Teaching Certification with proper endorsements for area of employment

Other qualifications as dictated by the Illinois State Board of Education



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to the building principal, assistant principal, colleagues, and other employees of the organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



Ability to work with students who have been identified as having minor to moderately to severely handicapping disabilities.  Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


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 reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands or fingers, to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and or push/pull up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. The employee needs to be able to tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment.


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 near moving mechanical parts in some vocational settings. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. The employee may be directly responsible for the safety, wellbeing, and work output of students.


EVALUATION:  Performance of this position will be evaluated per the District’s evaluation plan in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy and state requirements for evaluation of certified personnel.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional may be assigned.