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 935 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 currently seeking two (2) dynamic, innovative, and experienced teachers to join our expert 2nd and 3rd faculty, to provide in-person instruction during the 2020-2021 school year. These teachers should possess a holistic view of children, an understanding of the developmental issues of 2nd and 3rd grade students, a passion for integrated learning, and strong communication skills. The teachers must be talented in teaching math, reading, writing, and social studies and oriented toward experiences with art, music, science, and drama. A commitment to experiential learning is essential, as curriculum is collaborative and integrated. The teachers must also be able to modify curriculum for different types of learners and write descriptive narrative report cards.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Elementary Education Degree; M.A. in Education preferred
Significant classroom teaching experience; 5 year minimum preferred
Experience in explicit math and reading instruction focused on comprehension and problem solving
Experience with various web-based teaching tools
Ability to collaborate, create, and modify curriculum with colleagues on a team
Competence in connecting with students and creating a healthy classroom community
Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans
Flexibility in working with departmental teachers to integrate topics between disciplines
Experience with supervising and mentoring assistant or student teachers
Collaboration with faculty and administration
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Adept at clear and tactful communication with parents who have high expectations
Ability to embrace and manage parental help around special events that enrich the curriculum
Demonstrated record of developing one’s own cultural competency and incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and curriculum
Enthusiasm for professional development and further knowledge about pedagogy
Willingness to contribute planning hours with grade level team to support shared experiences
Superior communication skills (both oral and written), sound judgment, and emotional maturity
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.