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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 student’s 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.

 

Lead Early Elementary (K-1) Teacher

We are seeking a Lead Early Elementary K-1 teacher for Fall 2022. This creative, collaborative, child-centered teacher will work with a small mixed-age K-1st grade class within a collaborative, creative, start-up environment.  This individual will design and teach curriculum, and build a positive, inclusive, pro-learning classroom culture in a small (14 child or less) self-contained multi-age classroom.  They will work in close collaboration with other teachers on the team.   

They will demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of the developmental challenges and opportunities faced by students aged 5-7 years old, and an affinity for child-centered, progressive, educational practices.

Experience as an early elementary teacher is required.  Preference will be given to those who have experience in mixed-age, progressive, learning environments.  A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred. Individuals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and pass an Illinois state background and sex offender check.

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to employment@chicagofriendsschool.org.

 

 Lead Upper Elementary (4th-5th) Teacher

We are seeking a Lead Upper Elementary (4th-5th) Teacher to begin the Fall 2022 school year. This creative, collaborative, child-centered teacher will work with a small mixed-age 4th – 5th-grade class within a collaborative, creative, start-up environment.  This individual will design and teach curriculum, and build a positive, inclusive, pro-learning classroom culture in a small (14 child or less) self-contained multi-age classroom.  They will work in close collaboration with other teachers on the team.   

They will demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of the developmental challenges and opportunities faced by students aged 9-11 years old, and an affinity for child-centered, progressive, educational practices.

Experience as an upper elementary teacher is required.  Preference will be given to those who have experience in mixed-age, progressive, learning environments.  A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred. Individuals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and pass an Illinois state background and sex offender check.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to employment@chicagofriendsschool.org.

 

 Occasional Substitute Teachers

Chicago Friends School seeks an individual to serve in our substitute teacher pool. Substitutes will work in a two-adult classroom with a more seasoned teacher in a masked environment with daily covid symptom testing. A successful candidate will have education coursework and/or formal or informal education experience. Individuals must be fully vaccinated and pass an Illinois state background and sex offender check.

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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