(April 2021 through mid-June 2021; Covering a Leave of Absence)
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 a skilled and experienced substitute Lower and Intermediate School Learning Resource Teacher to cover a leave of absence, working in classrooms, small group, and one-on-one settings. The Learning Resources Program aims to support students with learning differences through mainstream classroom environments. The substitute teacher will coordinate with 3rd and 4th grade classroom teachers in order to support students and communicate, on an ongoing basis, student growth and progress with parents, teachers, and Lower and Intermediate School administrators.
The work schedule for the substitute teacher is as follows:
April 1 – April 2, 2021 (cross-training)
April 12 – June 15, 2021
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax (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.
Bachelors degree in Learning Disabilities; Masters preferred
Background in learning disabilities and/or special education
Possess an understanding of individual needs of students and the ability to work well with colleagues to modify and adapt instruction for all learners
Experience in teaching early reading instruction with knowledge of phonological awareness skills and phonics instruction
Experience teaching and scaffolding comprehension skills for students in 3rd and 4th grades
Experience teaching written language and supporting math instruction for students in 3rd and 4th grades
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to summarize data from diagnostics and to clearly identify and describe cognitive areas that need support
Experience in and a commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and in curricula
Empathetic, sound judgment, emotional maturity and a sense of humor
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience; this position is not eligible for benefits.