Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking substitute teachers to work in Grades JK-5th. Substitutes must be capable of teaching multiple grade levels and establishing effective working relationships with students of all ages, as well as faculty, staff, administration, and parents. Substitutes are assigned on an as needed basis.
Implement lesson plans left by regular classroom teacher
Apply appropriate instructional methods for meeting lesson objectives
Other duties as assigned
Take direction from lead teacher and assist where needed
Escort students to their "specials" (Art/Shop, Drama, Music, PE, and Science)
Oversee recess and lunch with two other assistants from that grade
Record attendance in accordance with divisional procedures
Leave a note or email the teacher with a brief recap of the classes
To Apply: Please submit cover letter (including grade level/subject preference, if applicable) andresume by mail, email, or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor's Degree and/or experience working with children required
Familiarity with general JK-5th grade curricula
Strong organizational and follow-up skills
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Reliable, responsible and extremely flexible
Additional Salary Information: $60/half day (4 hours or less), $120/full day (4+ hours); this position is not eligible for benefits.