Daystar Academy is always looking for highly qualified, Jesus-loving, justice-minded teachers for positions in PreK-5th through 11th grades. Daystar’s mission is to empower students to impact the world through a faith-based, culturally-engaged, globally-minded education. Our vision is to transform Chicago and the world by educating and empowering our students to live out the values of the kingdom of God. If you desire to work in a growing, intentionally diverse, urban school, we look forward to receiving your application. Email resumes to Nate Martin, at


  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field

  • Teaching Certification

  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning

  • Experience with and values culturally-responsive pedagogy

  • Growth mindset about teaching and learning

  • Commitment to Daystar’s Statement of Faith and to teaching at a Christian school

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and/or Diploma Program (DP) is a plus

Current Job Opportunities

2021-2022 Job Openings:

  • PreK-5th Grade (PYP) Lead Teacher

The lead teacher plans and implements the program in consistent and creative ways! The lead teacher creates unit plans that are aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program of inquiry and the Common Core Standards. Lead teachers work to integrate faith into their teaching responsibilities. They will consistently use data to inform their instructional practice and support students to grow academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. 


  • PreK-5th Grade (PYP) Apprentice Teacher

The apprentice teacher role provides a unique opportunity for teachers to explore the field of constructivist education in a faith-based school. Apprentice teachers will observe and learn from lead teachers while reinforcing learning based on students’ individual and small group needs. By the end of the year apprentice teachers typically are stronger candidates for lead teaching positions.


  • 6th-10th Grade (MYP) Art and Design Teacher

This is a full-time position teaching a combination of  IB-MYP Visual Arts classes to 6th-10th grade students as well as IB-MYP Design classes to 6th-10th grade students.


  • 6th-10th grade (MYP) Math and Science Teacher

This person will teach two MYP math classes (TBD between 7th-10th grades) and one MYP science class (8th grade.) This teacher will work closely with the rest of the math and science team to develop curriculum, plan MYP units and assess student work.  


  • PYP and 6th/7th grade (MYP) Spanish Teacher

This person will teach Spanish classes to PYP students from 3rd-5th grade, and MYP Spanish to 6th and 7th graders. This teacher will work closely with the other Spanish teacher on staff to develop curriculum, plan units and assess student work.



Email resumes to Nate Martin, at