The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative lower school teacher to assume duties beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. This is a full-time position. We are looking for a teacher who has a passion, energy and enthusiasm for working with academically gifted lower school aged children. The successful candidate will work effectively as a team member to plan and implement an educational program that meets the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of individuals and the whole class through developmentally-appropriate practices.
This candidate will have background and/or experience in education at the elementary or early childhood level and be able to foster an innovated learning environment that is stimulating, safe, and nurturing for children.
A Master’s degree and a minimum of two years of lower school teaching experience, preferably with bright and/or gifted students, are preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively with school administrative and instructional personnel.
Knowledge of a broad range of instructional strategies, resources, and practices in elementary school curriculum areas.
Strong communication skills utilizing person-to-person, written, and technological modalities.
Ability to cultivate strong partnerships with parents.
Teaching certification required.
Gifted education experience preferred.
About Avery Coonley School
The Avery Coonley School is a coed Pre-K - Grade 8 independent school serving academically bright and gifted students. The school is located in Downers Grove, a suburb 15 miles west of Chicago. For more information about the school, visit its website at www.averycoonley.org