Daystar Academy is looking for highly qualified, justice-minded teachers for positions in PreK-5th (IB-Primary Years Program). 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 PreK-12th grade school, we look forward to receiving your application. Email resumes to Nate Martin at

The minimum qualifications are:

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field

  • Teaching Certification or extensive experience in education

  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning

  • Experience with and value of 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), IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and/or IB Diploma Program (DP) would be a plus

Current Job Opportunities

2021-2022 Job Openings:

  • 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.

Email resumes to Nate Martin, at

*Interested in a position for the 2022-2023 school year? We'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to Nate Martin at for more information.