"I wanted to drop out but my crew teacher, Ms. Padberg, wouldn't let me. She pushed me to the limit she knew I was capable of."

Amonte, class of 2015

"I have become a stronger teacher here--really learning to be a writing teacher and integrating reading, writing and research in ways that will prepare our students for the rigorous expectations of college... I believe in working where there's a great need and that's right here in our neighborhood."

Maggie, EPIC Academy Teacher

EPIC Academy is seeking an Executive Director--click here for more information.

Do you believe that every student can learn? Do you enjoy working in teams as well as on your own? And do you find satisfaction in helping others achieve more than they thought possible, even if it occasionally requires thinking outside the box and working on the fringes of your own comfort zone?

If this sounds like you, come join us at EPIC Academy.

We believe in investing in our people. You can expect:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Medical, dental, vision and disability insurance
  • For certified teachers who participate in the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, an 8% salary contribution to your pension account
  • For those who do not participate in the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, a 1:1 match of up to 3% of your salary to the school-sponsored 403(b) plan
  • For teachers, two weeks of professional development each of your first two years in best practices and literacy strategies
  • A progressive and enthusiastic staff focused on collaboration
  • Leadership opportunities
  • A summer stipend for curriculum planning
  • Instructional coaches who work directly with every teacher

EPIC Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and the needs of the school and without regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, political belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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