We seek to hire a full-time long-term substitute Preschool teacher (ages 3-4) with an early childhood degree and a minimum of two years of experience. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a co-teacher and the Preschool team, have a deep knowledge and understanding of early childhood development, facilitate differentiated lessons and hands-on project-based learning, and provide an atmosphere in which children feel safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Ideally, the candidate would have a passion for diversity, equity, and social justice work and training. The time of the maternity leave is expected to be from September through mid-December.
LFCDS, located on a 30-acre campus about 30 miles north of Chicago, Illinois, is a co-educational, independent day school serving 400 students from age 2 through eighth grade. The School has a long tradition of producing thoughtful, confident, and successful students. Children are known, loved, and challenged at LFCDS, and a state-of-the-art facility provides a remarkable setting for inspired teaching, academic rigor, and attention to individual needs.
Qualifications and Attributes:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
A minimum of two years of early childhood teacher experience
Ability to design and implement hands-on, experiential learning activities; an interest in gardening and nature studies are welcome
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with young children
Capacity to inspire others
Demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, and the ability to manage classroom behavior
Excellent communication skills
Willingness to learn and improve professionally
Sound judgment and emotional maturity
Ability to collaborate and work with a team
Willingness to engage in all aspects of the LFCDS community
Mission Statement: Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship—these principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references (personal statement optional) in PDF format to the attention of Sara Walsh, Director of Early Childhood & Assistant Head of Lower School, at email@example.com with the subject line “Preschool Teacher.” Please send all materials no later than Friday, April 12, 2019.
Lake Forest Country Day School seeks and embraces diversity among our faculty, staff, and student body. LFCDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, religion, marital status, disability, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, order of protection status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.
About Lake Forest Country Day School
Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS), founded in 1888, is a coeducational, independent preK-8 school located on a 29-acre campus in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, a suburb approximately 30 miles north of Chicago. The School serves families from more than 30 communities. The School is affiliated with the Country Day School movement and is a member of The National Association of Independent Schools, The Independent Schools Association of the Central States, The Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools and The Secondary School Admission Testing Board.
Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship—these principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.