We are seeking a full-time 4th grade teacher of general subjects to start in August 2019. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employer sponsored health insurance and a 403B retirement plan are offered.
Elgin Academy, a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to our Mission of “Inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.”
Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.
For more information and to apply, candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Harry Gould, Lower School Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The successful candidate will be responsible for the everyday operation of the 4th grade classroom while teaching the full range of core subjects (excluding art, music, PE, and World Language) and promoting the social and emotional development of the students. Familiarity with Everyday Mathematics and Fountas and Pinnell Reading or similar programs is preferred. The candidate must embrace educational technology and its implementation in the classroom.
Candidates will be expected to aspire to the Elgin Academy Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which teachers promise to:
Create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, grow from mistakes, defend their ideas, and advocate for themselves.
Provide diverse learning experiences that allow and encourage a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge.
Build trusting relationships with students and families through consistency, equity, and communication.
Communicate and collaborate with the school community to foster supportive and professional relationships.
Continue to innovate teaching strategies, including use of technology.
Support school community activities.
Continue to be lifelong learners through ongoing professional development and collaboration with peers.
Additional Salary Information: Employer sponsored health insurance and a 403B retirement plan are offered.
About Elgin Academy
Founded in 1839, Elgin Academy, is a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home.