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The Avery Coonley School is a coed PreK-Grade 8 independent school serving bright and academically gifted students.  The school is located in Downers Grove, a suburb 15 miles west of Chicago.

Early Childhood Teacher

Job Description

This is a half-time position for our Early Childhood program. We are looking for a teacher who has a passion, energy and enthusiasm for working with three and four-year-old children.  The successful candidate will work effectively as a team member to plan and implement an educational program that meets the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of individuals and the whole class through developmentally-appropriate practices. 

This candidate will have background and/or experience in education at the elementary or early childhood level and be able to foster a creative learning environment that is stimulating, safe, and nurturing for preschool aged children.    

Job Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in elementary and/or early childhood.

·      Ability to work collaboratively with school administrative and instructional personnel.

·      Knowledge of a broad range of instructional strategies, resources, and practices in preschool curriculum areas.

·      Strong communication skills utilizing person-to-person, written, and technological modalities.

·      Ability to cultivate strong partnerships with parents.

·      Teaching licensure preferred.

·      Some music background preferred.

·      Gifted education experience preferred.

 

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: 201710hr@averycoonley.org

 


 

Middle School Literacy Teacher

 
Job Description

The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative part time middle school literacy teacher to join our experienced and innovative faculty for the 2018-19 school year.  The candidate will:

·      care deeply about fostering a love of reading and writing in students

·      be well versed in strategies for teaching analytical writing

·      prioritize interdisciplinary studies

·      be curious about ways to integrate technology and media literacy for 21st century learning in a one-to-one classroom environment

·      demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with colleagues. 

A master's degree and experience working with academically bright and/or gifted students are preferred.  Other responsibilities will include serving as an advisor to 10-12 students, maintaining regular communication with parents, and serving on the Literacy curriculum committee.

Independent school teaching experience is advantageous.  Candidates with at least 2 years of middle or upper school teaching experience are encouraged to apply.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: 201710hr@averycoonley.org


Kindergarten Teacher

 

The Avery Coonley School is a coed Pre K-Grade 8 independent school serving academically bright and gifted students. The school is located in Downers Grove, a suburb 15 miles west of Chicago. For more information about the school, visit its website at www.averycoonley.org

Job Description

This is a full-time position for our Kindergarten program. We are looking for a teacher who has a passion, energy and enthusiasm for working with academically gifted primary school aged children.  The successful candidate will work effectively as a team member to plan and implement an educational program that meets the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of individuals and the whole class through developmentally-appropriate practices. 

This candidate will have background and/or experience in education at the elementary or early childhood level and be able to foster a creative learning environment that is stimulating, safe, and nurturing for kindergarten aged children.    

Job Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in elementary and/or early childhood.

·      Ability to work collaboratively with school administrative and instructional personnel.

·      Knowledge of a broad range of instructional strategies, resources, and practices in elementary school curriculum areas.

·      Strong communication skills utilizing person-to-person, written, and technological modalities.

·      Ability to cultivate strong partnerships with parents.

·      Teaching licensure required.

·      Gifted education experience preferred.

 

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: 201710hr@averycoonley.org


Middle School Math Teacher

Job Description

This teacher will be a member of a three-person Middle School (grades 5-8) math team in an established program designed to prepare all students for Honors-level placement in high school coursework, with top students generally being placed in Honors Algebra II/Trig as freshmen.  The candidate will be skilled in developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and will employ a variety of instructional strategies to ensure that all students are challenged to attain mastery of complex concepts.  The candidate must be able to integrate technology in a one-to-one classroom environment.  Experience teaching honors-level algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II is required.  Experience with STEM curriculum is also preferred.

Other responsibilities will include serving as an advisor to 10-12 students, math team coaching, and serving on the Math curriculum committee.

Job Qualifications:

A Master’s degree and a minimum of three years of middle or upper school teaching experience, preferably with gifted students, are required. Independent School experience is desirable.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: 201710hr@averycoonley.org


Substitute Teacher

 

The Avery Coonley School is actively seeking Substitute Teachers for the current school year. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with previous teaching experience preferred. Experience in independent schools or gifted education is strongly preferred. Experience with the AESOP Substitute Hiring System is a plus!

 

Position Summary:

To provide meaningful instruction and supervision for assigned classes in the absence of regular classroom teacher.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Reports to school office at the beginning of the school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials. Follows sign out procedures as prescribed.

* Carries out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by classroom teacher.

* Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

* Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lesson, units, or projects assigned.

* Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives.

* Maintains a neat and orderly classroom.

* Takes attendance in accordance with school procedures.

* Insures students are never left unattended in the classroom.

* May perform duties usually required of the absent teacher such as lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc.

* Knows emergency evacuation routes for classrooms assigned.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter addressing what grade levels/subjects he or she is willing to teach and a resume to:

hr201511@averycoonley.org

 

 

 

 

                                                                                         

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