Baker Demonstration School, an independent progressive PK-8 school on Chicago’s North Shore, is seeking an exemplary Latin teacher for its Middle School program. We value candidates who are passionate about progressive models of Latin language learning, have a love of the middle schoolers, and are innovative and knowledgeable about Latin. We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills and who will work well with students, colleagues, and parents. Baker Demonstration School places a high value on creating a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the cultural richness of Chicago. This position includes a 4 class teaching load including four Latin classes and one Middle School advisory, attendance at all professional development meetings, and additional responsibilities throughout the year that require attendance at evening and weekend events.
Knowledge and experience with progressive education philosophy and a constructivist pedagogical approach
Ability to create and manifest differentiated, innovative curricula
Expertise in building active, collaborative classroom programs which encourage problem solving, critical thinking skills, and develop a sense of classroom community and trust
Capacity to address the developmental needs of academically motivated middle school students
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live
Commitment to engaging in community conversations about equity and inclusivity
Passion and skill to contribute positively to the school community and to develop strong relationships with students and families
Bachelor’s degree in Classical Languages or similar
Deep understanding of Latin with proficiency in Latin grammar, syntax, and reading ability
Familiarity and experience with an experiential approach to teaching
Experience teaching at the middle school level preferred
Demonstrated creativity and innovation with curriculum
Deep understanding of children, early adolescents, and developmental approach to instruction
Ability to differentiate and adapt to variable learning styles
Possesses high energy, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude
Strong commitment to continued professional growth in a collaborative learning environment
About Baker Demonstration Schoo
Baker Demonstration School is an independent day school, committed to providing an exemplary Preschool, Elementary and Middle School education to our 300 students. We believe that children learn best in an inclusive, creative community that encourages individual risk-taking and values different ways of learning. Baker’s experiential approach nurtures the development of the whole child enabling each student to be fully prepared for intellectual, artistic, physical and social/emotional challenges well beyond Baker. We cultivate our students’ intrinsic motivation to learn and their active participation in the learning process. We foster excellence through critical thinking and integrated connections across academic and artistic endeavors. We promote collaboration while developing personal leadership. We foster citizenship by encouraging students to develop self-awareness and compassion for others. Baker celebrates individual, family and cultural differences and graduates students who appreciate diversity in all its forms.
Baker Demonstration School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual identity in its hiring ...processes and actively promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. We offer competitive compensation and a progressive community dedicated to learning and engaged citizenship.