Thursday, August 25, 2016

Assistant Teachers Wanted for After School Program

Supporting Literacy and Math (SLAM) is seeking two Assistant Teachers to join the team of an innovative after-school program. SLAM provides foundational-skill support in reading and math to at-risk kindergarten and first grade students attending a Chicago Public School in Rogers Park. The program engages students by offering a curriculum that celebrates active learning.Students are taught in groups of eight. SLAM meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. and runs from midOctober-mid-May. The position pays $20 an hour.

Candidates must be flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of the students. Applicants must be team players and welcome the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment. Experience working with primary age children is required. Assistant teachers will receive a monthly stipend.

Requirements for this position:

*Must have previous experience working with students aged 5-8 years old
*Seeking a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
*Coursework in elementary education, reading, ELL, learning disabilities or special education preferred

Please email a cover letter highlighting your qualifications that match our criteria, along with a resume to

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Upper School Mathematics Teacher (Begins August 30, 2016)
Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK‐12th grade independent day school located in the heart of
Chicago, IL. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, which include prioritizing the
application of knowledge and the preeminence of student curiosity as an impetus for curricular
decisions, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 200 faculty and staff members.
These dedicated people, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work
together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with
empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic society and global

We are currently seeking a dynamic, creative, and experienced Mathematics teacher to
join our expert faculty. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of mathematics
each semester, leading an advisory, and chaperoning trips. Opportunities to coach,
participate in our community service program, and sponsor student extracurricular
activities are also available.

Required Qualifications:
• M.A. or Ph.D. Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a closely related discipline
• Facility and comfort in teaching Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics
• Significant classroom teaching experience with high school students of varying mathematical
• Excellent communication skills, sound judgment, and emotional maturity
• A commitment to learn and grow professionally, e.g. an interest in mathematics
pedagogy and refining ones craft of teaching

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
• Interest in extra‐curricular involvement with students
• Commitment to community service and social justice work

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter with resume by mail, email, or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources
Francis W. Parker School
330 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

fax: 773.549.4430

Fox Lake Grade SD 114 Superintendent Needed

Position Available - Fox Lake GradeSD114 -  Superintendent
 Candidates will be evaluated on their professional merits and successful experience that demonstrates a good match for the district, with emphasis on the following, specified by the Board of Education. The superintendent of the district should be an educational leader who:
• Promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by all stakeholders.
• Advocates, nurtures, and sustains a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
• Has demonstrated proficiency in working with teachers and administrators in the development of curriculum and assessments for PreK-8 students.
• Acts with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
• Collaborates with faculty and community members, responds to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizes community resources.
• Has the ability to maximize financial and human resources in support of educational programs in the district.
• Has experience in planning both long and short range district goals with the Board of Education.
Previous experience as a superintendent preferred.
Applications are only accepted online.  Please click here to apply.
       Deadline to apply is September 7, 2016 at noon (CST)

Teach or Counsel in Memphis!

Shelby County Schools is accepting teacher, counselor, and librarian applications for all subjects and grade levels for the 2016-17 school year.
In addition to candidates who will hold a teaching license by August 2016, we are also seeking candidates interested in teaching on an alternate route license. We’re especially interested in candidates interested in teaching:
·       Chemistry
·       Elementary
·       English as a Second Language
·       Mathematics
·       Middle Grades
·       Physics
·       Special Education
·       Spanish
·       Technology and Engineering Education
Please see the Minimum Qualifications section for more information.
These positions will continue to post over the next month. Complete your online application now in order to be considered for the positions that best meet your interests and qualifications!

Why Memphis?
Shelby County Schools is located in Memphis, TN, a city known for its great food, original music, professional sports, and high-quality arts in the most affordable urban setting in the nation. Not only that, but Memphis is a hotbed and national leader for groundbreaking work in the education.

Our Compensation & Benefits
Teacher salaries start at $42,343. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered that includes health, dental, vision, and flexible spending account options. 

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and be eligible to work in the United States.

Additionally, candidates must meet ONE of the following requirements:
  1. Hold full teaching certification in Tennessee or another U.S. state OR
  2. Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and pass the Tennessee Praxis II content exam requirements for the subject you wish to teach OR
  3. Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the subject you wish to teach (some exceptions apply when following this option)

If you qualify for option 2 or 3, you must be willing to enroll in education coursework if offered a position. This is required in order to receive a Practitioner teaching license in Tennessee. The coursework also offers support and strategies you can apply to your teaching.

Unfortunately, Shelby County Schools is unable to sponsor candidates who need an H-1B visa. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
We expect our teachers to:
  • Believe that student failure is not an option
  • Take responsibility for student growth
  • Be masters of pedagogy and content knowledge
  • Continuously develop their skills
  • Lead and manage the classroom
  • Engage all students
  • Work collaboratively with peers
  • Build strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
To Apply
Visit to submit an instructional application.

An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. At Shelby County Schools, we know that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. Shelby County Schools offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, disability, national origin, or genetic information.

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