Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teachers work collaboratively with the Grade Head Teacher in all day to day aspects of a play-based, Reggio-inspired classroom: teaching, assisting the unique needs of young children, organizing classroom activities, administrative duties, etc. Additional involvement such as curricular planning, attending parent conferences, consulting with other faculty, or contributing to student evaluation and documentation is not required but is possible if the Grade Head welcomes such involvement or deems it appropriate.
Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teachers for the coming school year (180 work days) are scheduled Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30am and ending at 12:30pm (5 hours per school day).
Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teachers participate with other Assistant Teachers in the school (K-8th) in a variety of professional development activities which are scheduled periodically throughout the school year during school hours.
To apply: please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world. Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
BA in a related field required.
Our ideal candidates are graduate students, pursuing a Masters in Education degree, or recently certified teachers wanting an additional year of experience before taking on the responsibilities of their own classroom.
Strong cultural competency and a desire and commitment to further developing it at Parker.
Additional Salary Information: JK assistant contracts are written for 10 months; this position is not eligible for benefits.