“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, AJ Katzenmaier Academy

    “In District 187, you will work with a student population that mirrors a large, urban district but here you will be set up for success from day one through mentoring and coaching that is buttressed by resources. Our district appeals to teachers who want the urban experience without being lost in a big bureaucracy with seemingly little support or voice. You know you will make a difference here.”

    – Wayne Williams, Principal, Neal Math and Science Academy

    “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

    LEARN WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL

    WE FOCUS ON EQUITY
    WE ARE SMALL & DIVERSE
    WE ARE ON THE RISE
    WE SUPPORT OUR STAFF