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“This is a socially conscious district focused
on educational equity. Those who work here and
the district as a whole, are mission-driven.”
 – John Price, Superintendent

District 187 is on a mission together. We are a community working
as a team and committed to a shared mission, values, and goals.

We’re seeking teachers who are committed to educational equity and know
the power of teaching. We want teachers who want to be part of a team that
sees every day as another opportunity to make a difference in the lives of
young people. Systemic improvement and continuous growth among
passionate, committed adults are transforming the district and offer a
unique and rewarding place to start and build a career.

“This is a great time to join our team because the new leadership has done their homework. The focus on support and using data to improve student learning has ignited all of us and our schools have flourished. Our students deserve the very best and the rewards we get back from them is ten-fold – I don’t think you see that in most places.”

 – Mike Grenda, Principal, Neal Math and Science Academy

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“We have a supportive staff that works collaboratively to ensure we address the needs of all of our students. We take pride in making sure our students are academically, socially, and emotionally successful.  There is the presence of compassion, caring, and commitment that exists throughout our academy.”

– Stacy McNeely, School Social Worker, AJ Katzenmaier Academy

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focus on equity

We’re looking for teachers who are committed to doing whatever it takes to address racial inequities and working to end the predictability of race in
achievement – every day, with every student.

WE FOCUS ON EQUITY

“I wanted to serve a demographic that reflects who I am and when I looked at the demographics here, I thought I would really be able to connect with the kids. My colleagues offer me so much support, we push each other and try new things. But the kids are the best part about working here, I love my kids. They look up to you and they expect you to look out for them as well. My kids are capable of doing so much.”  

– Urid Pacillas, Social Studies Teacher,
North Chicago Community High School

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TO ENSURE EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, WE BELIEVE IN…

• High expectations for all students
• Multiculturalism
• Addressing racial inequities
• Diversifying our workforce
• Cultural competence
• Ending predictability of race in achievement

teacher and student

District 187 has the same demographics and issues as a large, urban district but offers teachers a unique opportunity to really make a difference and get things done because of our small size. We’re creating a work culture where staff input and access to decision
makers – including the superintendent – is valued.

WE ARE SMALL & DIVERSE

“Our student population is the same as a large
urban district but we’re small so we receive so much
more support. We have instructional coaches and we meet every week with a specialist to help us implement our new curricula. We’re very close-knit but you
definitely get to put your own personality into your teaching. It’s not cookie cutter.”

– Sonja Allen, 5th Grade Teacher,
AJ Katzenmaier Academy

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TO ENSURE EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, WE BELIEVE IN…

• Leveraging community partnerships
• Providing resource-rich schools and classrooms
• Surrounding people with support
• Genuine voice
• Growth opportunities
• Innovation and creativity

WE ARE ON THE RISE

We’re looking for teachers who want to be part of something big. With dedicated leaders and teachers throughout, the district is making thoughtful,
strategic, transformational changes that
are reimagining the district and student learning.

WE ARE ON THE RISE

“There are things happening here, magical transformations, things they make movies about.”

– James Truelove, 4th Grade Teacher,
AJ Katzenmaier Academy

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TO ENSURE EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, WE BELIEVE IN…

• Significant student growth
• Being part of dramatic change
• Transformative leadership
• High-quality curricula & instructional materials
• Cutting-edge technology

staff

District 187 believes in the power of teaching. We’re in the midst of raising the level of rigor in every classroom by introducing new curricula and resources to
support teaching and learning. We’re developing and implementing job-embedded, side-by-side professional development and providing supportive classroom resources and formal and informal mentoring.

WE SUPPORT OUR STAFF

 “Leadership is great, they listen to us, I feel my voice
has been heard which is refreshing. It’s, ‘how can we
help you?’ here. My mentors have encouraged me with leadership opportunities. I’ve been pushed by really good, strong women since my first year and every year since!”

– Julie Samuels, Teacher on Special Assignment,
Green Bay Early Childhood Center

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TO ENSURE EDUCATIONAL EQUITY, WE BELIEVE IN…

• Comprehensive on-ramping
• Instructional coaches and specialists
• Formal and informal mentoring
• Collegial culture
• Collective decision-making
• Direct access to leadership