The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative social studies teacher to assume duties beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. This full-time position includes teaching two sections each of seventh and eighth grade U.S. History, and serving as an advisor to 10-12 students. This teacher serves as coordinator for the annual 7th grade trip to Washington D.C. each spring. Responsibilities also include communicating student progress to parents (including parent conferences and 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 and develop integrated curriculum.
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, are preferred.
About Avery Coonley School
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