Roycemore School seeks a new Upper School STEM Teacher to join us for the 2019-2020 school year. Now in its 103rd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.
January Short Term (JST), now in its 46th year, occurs immediately following the winter break for three weeks in January. During that time, regular classes are suspended while all Upper School students and faculty participate in intensive projects designed to provide students an opportunity to delve into a subject of particular personal interest. This is a time for exploring career interests, learning a new skill or strengthening an old one, participating in a service project, or trying out an area of interest for which there has never been time. Faculty either create and offer a JST program, or serve as project directors for independent study students.
The Upper School STEM teacher is a full time professional employee and works with a supportive and collegial group of faculty.
The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Roycemore’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The teacher will report to the Director of Curriculum and Innovation with a dotted line to the Upper & Middle School Head.
Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
Creates and teaches high school level math, science and technology courses
Compiles administers, and grades examinations
Plans, evaluates, and revises curricular, course content and course materials and methods of instruction, at times developing courses that are brand new to the school
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
Serves as an adviser to 10-14 students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum & Innovation or Upper School Head
Experience, Qualification & Attributes:
Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience at the high school level, preferably in an independent school environment
While exact classes taught will vary from year to year and could include: Calculus/AP Calculus, AP Physics, Statistics/AP Statistics, Computer Science/AP Computer Science, and Robotics
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Enthusiasm for professional development
Ability to assess which STEM courses are most needed and adapt teaching to meet the needs of the school
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
Experience with G-Suite (preferred)
Experience with Google Apps for Education (preferred)
Strong passion for teaching & commitment to student learning & development
Committed to curriculum design and growth
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom
Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management System, and computer systems
Able to use basic office equipment
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include tuition remission for children of full-time employees who are accepted into Roycemore.
About Roycemore School
Roycemore School is a college preparatory, co-educational day school located in Evanston, IL which serves roughly 210 students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) through Grade 12. Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world. Read more at www.RoycemoreSchool.org.