Bennett Day School is a Reggio-Emilia inspired progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience. We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.
The Primary/Intermediate Grades Long Term Substitute Teacher position is for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program. Bennett Day School is looking for educators who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will participate actively in the teaching and learning process with students. They are also responsible for the integration of technology in the classroom as a powerful tool for student learning and documenting the process. They will work in close collaboration with the lead and specialist teachers to develop and support best practices with technology and materials as it relates to the learning process. Candidates should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the primary and intermediate grades teachers to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community.
Grade-level curriculum development
Individual student documentation and evaluation
Family communication: home visits, four conferences, blogging
Collaboration and communication with Lead and Assistance Teachers
Professional Development: Wednesday afternoon; beginning and end of year PD
Collaboration, communication, and integration with Specialist teachers (Art, Music, TESLab, Spanish, PE)
Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process; individual and team meetings with the Director of the Intermediate and Middle School
Participation in family/community evening/weekend events: Curriculum Night and 2 of the following required; Parent Panel, Open House, New Family Play Date or other additional Admissions/Marketing outreach events.
Participation in arrival/dismissal and/or lunch/recess duties as assigned
Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm M/T/TH/F; 8:00am-5:30pm W (Faculty meetings and Professional Development)
Experience in primary and intermediate grades classrooms; 3+ years of experience preferred
Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
Experience with primary and intermediate grade-level content and instruction; mathematics and literacy
Commitment to continual development of one’s cultural competence
Flexibility and adaptability in teaching and collaborating in a remote or alternative environment
Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom
About Bennett Day School
Bennett Day School is a new PreK-12 independent school in the heart of Chicago. Currently operating grades PreK, JK, SK, and First, Bennett Day School is founded with progressive roots. A fundamental and driving force behind our Reggio Emilia-inspired program is the belief that children of all ages learn through questioning, exploring and discovering. We are committed to advancing creativity, leadership and a love of learning for students and teachers.