Roycemore School seeks a Middle School teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Now in its 103rd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational 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.
Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world.
The classroom teacher is responsible for all aspects of creating a dynamic learning environment for students. A Roycemore teacher develops lifelong learners who will excel in their academic, professional and personal lives. The 5th Grade Teacher provides critical support for the transition for 5th grade students into the Middle School.
Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs and interests
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
Creates and teaches middle school courses
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods.
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
Serves as an adviser to students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of middle school programs
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
Performs other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head
Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter and/or education
A minimum of three years teaching experience at the middle and/or upper elementary school level, preferably in an independent school environment
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Enthusiasm for professional development
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
Experience with G-Suite (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
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Works in a very busy and involved environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
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.