North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks a full-time Senior Kindergarten Teacher for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Senior Kindergarten at North Shore is typically comprised of five-year-olds.
The incoming teacher will serve as a co-lead teacher in our Senior Kindergarten class and deliver instruction in English/Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and social/emotional learning along with their co-teacher and a teacher who is shared with the Junior Kindergarten class. North Shore is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
While a bachelor’s degree in early childhood or early-elementary education is required, a master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have two or more years of teaching experience. Additionally, we seek candidates with an interest in working in a highly collaborative team environment and who demonstrate keen insight into the development of their students as individuals and learners. Ideal candidates will have a track record of being passionate advocates for their students, effective classroom managers, and cultivators of the ‘growth mindset.' This individual must also partner well with parents, demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, be a collaborative, valued colleague and a life-long learner who is committed to their ongoing professional development.
North Shore offers competitive salaries that are commensurate with experience. Additionally, North Shore provides an excellent employee benefits program, including health and retirement benefits, tuition support for children’s attendance at North Shore, and professional development funding to support summer study, attendance at conferences/workshops, travel, and advanced degree work. For more information about North Shore Country Day School and the opportunities available for members of our faculty, please go to www.nscds.org/careers.
Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter specific to the role at North Shore Country Day School, a resume, a written statement detailing their philosophy/approach to their work, and a listing of professional references (it is helpful to know the context in which the reference worked with the candidate and have both email and phone contact information for each reference). All information should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
North Shore Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. North Shore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.