Morgan Park Academy, an independent day school offering a college preparatory education to students in grades Pre-K through 12, is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a Preschool teaching position. This is a full-time position for the 2018-2019 school year. Guided by the theory and practice of the Responsive Classroom, our Lower School teachers focus on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child to create a nurturing and stimulating environment in which to learn.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
Teaching Experience in an Early Childhood classroom (Preschool or Kindergarten)
Experience in an independent school setting preferred
Full background check required
Plan and implement developmentally appropriate instruction which encourages young children to be actively engaged in the learning process. This includes reading, writing, and math readiness skills.
Differentiate activities to meet the needs of a wide variety of students with different learning styles as well as varying ability levels.
Collaborate with PK (3) teaching colleagues, grade level teaching assistant, and Early Childhood team to plan integrated units that support the instructional objectives of all curricular areas.
Promote a positive classroom environment and demonstrate strong classroom management skills in order to create and maintain a successful learning environment for all students.
Communicate with students, colleagues, and families to ensure the highest quality educational experience for our students.
Assess student performance formally and informally to determine instruction and communicate progress to parents through parent-teacher conferences and formal checklists.
Attend all faculty and Early Childhood team meetings.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Morgan Park Academy
Founded in 1873, Morgan Park Academy is a
coeducational, college preparatory, independent day school dedicated to preparing students to pursue the highest levels of educational excellence with an emphasis on independent thinking and scholarship.
We reflect a wide array of diversity and apply a global lens to curriculum to prepare students to act as leaders in the dynamic world of the future. We also expect students to live up to the highest standards of human values. Our track record shows that Morgan Park Academy students consistently achieve success in college and embrace leadership roles throughout their lives.
Our highly motivated faculty is complemented by a stimulating, time-tested curriculum. We have some of the smallest class sizes among the top schools in Illinois. The strengths of Morgan Park Academy according to a survey of our parents and students are:
Small class sizes.
Commitment to learning.
Diversity of student community.
The individual attention students receive.
A fully-integrated academic program.
The friendly atmosphere.
Morgan Park Academy provides an engaging, personal learning experience for students from Preschool through High School.