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 and Geometry is required. Experience with STEM curriculum is also preferred.
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. In addition, this person will serve as an advisor to 10-12 students, sponsor a math club, and serve on the Math curriculum committee.
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.
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