Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with an 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.
Substitute teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a progressive academic program. The permanent substitute teacher position will help support classroom learning and school culture on a full-time basis in whatever classroom there is a need each day. Potential opportunity to work on curriculum development on days where no substitute is needed; based on experience.
Bennett Day School fosters a collaborative work environment where a substitute will support an authentic learning place for all students.
Experience in early childhood and/or elementary classrooms
Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
Experience with technology use and applications
Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree is preferred
Early childhood and elementary coursework required
Direct classroom work with children ages 4 to 7 years old
Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life
Recess and gross motor play supervision
Support and model positive discipline
Support family style eating
M/Tu/Th/F: Full day 7:30 – 4:00
Wednesdays: Full day 7:30-1:00
Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs
Fluency in written and oral English language.
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.