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
The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative social studies teacher to cover a leave of absence likely beginning January through mid-April, 2019. The position includes teaching two sections each of seventh and eighth grade U.S. History, and serving as an advisor to 10-12 students. Responsibilities will also include communicating student progress to parents (including completing end-of-trimester report cards), and being available to meet with students outside of class time for additional support. The candidate will be able to:
Employ a variety of instructional strategies for teaching analytic writing, critical reading of primary and secondary sources, and historical thinking;
Demonstrate a deep love and knowledge of history and a desire to foster a love of history, civics and current events in students;
Integrate technology in a one-on-one classroom environment;
Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with colleagues.
A Master’s degree and a minimum of two years of middle school or upper school teaching experience, preferably with bright and/or gifted students, is preferred.