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 seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced Computer Science teacher to join our expert Upper School faculty. The Upper School Computer Science Teacher teaches students in Grades 9-12 computer programming within the context of in-class projects and other activities. The teacher also assists in the design and planning for further expansion of our Computer Science curriculum and elective offerings.
Teach three (3) Upper School computer programming classes each semester and one semester of robotics (fall) and one semester of physical computing (spring) classes.
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.
B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science
Significant experience teaching high school students
Experience mentoring high school robotics competition teams
Interest in collaborative, project-based learning
Commitment to ongoing professional development in Computer Science and progressive education
Ability to collaborate, create, and modify curriculum with colleagues on a team
Demonstrated record of developing one’s own cultural competency and incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and curriculum
Ability to differentiate instruction to include all learners
Excellent communication skills, sound judgment and emotional maturity
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with adolescents
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.