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Early Elementary Lead Teacher

Chicago Friends School seeks a Grade K-2 lead teacher beginning in fall 2021.  This individual will lead a team of two teachers to run a multi-age (K-2) classroom.

Chicago Friends School is a small independent school on Chicago’s north side. Chicago Friends School seeks to develop student’s academic, creative, spiritual, and interpersonal whole selves.  Our commitment to the Quaker values of peace, community, integrity, equality, simplicity, and service shapes our program and environment and leads us to value all students and teach each in a loving, individualized environment.

Our teachers work within a collaborative, creative, start-up environment and have flexibility in curricular design and approach.

Required experience as an early elementary lead teacher is required.  Master’s degree in education or commensurate experience required.  Preference will be given to those who have experience in progressive education and mixed-age classrooms and a passion for early elementary students.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume directly to Karen Carney at employment@chicagofriendsschool.org.
Early Elementary Assistant Teacher

Chicago Friends School seeks an assistant teacher for a K-2 mixed-grade classroom beginning in fall 2021  They will work with the lead teacher in the classroom, and take on instructional duties, including morning meetings and closing circles, teach special subjects such as science, social studies, or health, manage students at recess and lunch, and lead reading and math groups.  The amount of leadership this person will take depends on their experience, readiness, and rate of learning.

Chicago Friends School is a small independent school on Chicago’s north side.  As part of a 300-year history of Quaker education in America, Chicago Friends School seeks to develop students’ whole selves, be they academic, creative, and interpersonal.  Our commitment to peace, community, integrity, equality, simplicity, and service leads us to value all students and teach each in a loving, individualized environment.  Our teachers work with small mixed-age classes within a collaborative, creative, start-up environment and have creative flexibility in their jobs.

K-8 teaching degree/certificate or commensurate experience working with early elementary students required.  Passion for the lives, learning, and emotions of students this age and a desire to learn and grow professionally will be keys to success.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume directly to Karen Carney at employment@chicagofriendsschool.org.

 

About Chicago Friends School

Chicago Friends School is a small, independent Friends school on Chicago’s north side. Consistent with the 300-year history of Quaker education in America, Chicago Friends School seeks to develop students’ whole selves. We teach and foster academic, creative, and interpersonal growth. Our commitment to peace, community, integrity, equality, simplicity, and service leads us to value all students and teach each in a loving, individualized environment.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Chicago Friends School provides equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, or sex, except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

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