School District 161 provides outstanding opportunities for children in grades kindergarten through 8th for students in the communities of Flossmoor, Chicago Heights, Homewood, Hazel Crest, and Olympia Fields. Students attend neighborhood schools for K-5. Each Parker Junior High has an outstanding relationship with H-F High School and students have an opportunity to take high school level courses while at Parker. Each school has a Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math (STEAM) program. Additionally, social emotional learning takes center stage in D161 as we have fully implemented Capturing Kids' Hearts at all of our schools.
Flossmoor is a beautiful, welcoming, and connected village. In Flossmoor, you can feel connected to and involved in something very special — the heart and soul of a small town steeped in history and energized by diversity and inclusiveness in all its forms. We are approximately 45 minutes from downtown Chicago in South Cook County. Flossmoor is conveniently located on the Metra Electric line. Each day, hundreds of commuters board at the Flossmoor Metra station for a quick trip to Chicago’s Millennium Station or the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. We also have easy access to our community from I-294/I-80 and I-57.
Ideal candidates are here to make a difference in children's lives and empower them to be their best. We are looking for candidates are committed to the district and school, self-motivated, and resilient. Our teachers also need to be team players, continuous learners, data-driven problem solvers. An ideal candidate is not afraid to take risks and make mistakes, but is reflective to know what went wrong, why it went wrong, own up to the mistake, and grow from it. Finally, an ideal candidate knows what kind of district we are before joining us and collaborate and committed to making Flossmoor School District 161 the very best it can be!
Starting salary not less than $41,938 annually
Medical, dental, vision insurances available
Generous leave plans, tuition reimbursement, and internal professional development available
Check out our HR website for more information on benefits!