Teach at Hope

At Hope, special education teachers are equipped to significantly boost the learning experience for students with autism and other intellectual disabilities. By employing tailored educational strategies and personalized attention, our educators help students achieve their fullest potential, promoting growth, independence, and joy in learning.

We offer our students:

  • comprehensive therapy programs
  • individualized IEPs
  • Personalized ULS and FOCUS curricula

The Hope Difference

At Hope, you can do what you love every day while still enjoying a positive work-life balance that includes:

  • Regular hours from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Limited lesson planning
  • No homework to grade
  • Low student to teacher ratio
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Benefits for Educators

Empowering Our Teachers

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Hope is proud to offer a full range of benefits, including:
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Short & long term disability.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dependent tuition reimbursement (available after 5 years of service)
  • 401(k).
  • On-site health clinic for covered employees.


We are offering a sign-on commitment bonus for Special Education Teachers.

  • 3 Year Commitment receives a $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • 5 Year Commitment receives a $10,000 sign-on bonus

NEW!  Click to view our 2024/2025 Teacher Salary Schedule

If you are interested in being either a special education or substitute teacher, please click on the button below and share a bit of information with us.

Retired but still want to teach?

Illinois legislation was filed that allows retired teachers to return to the classroom for 140 days or 700 paid hours without having to stop receiving their pension benefits temporarily.  That’s up from 120 paid days or 600 paid hours in each school year.  As a substitute teacher, that means you can be paid to continue doing what you love and still draw on your benefits.

Call Hope to Learn more – 833-585-KIDS ext. 30447