This is a full-time position for our Kindergarten program. We are looking for a teacher who has a passion, energy and enthusiasm for working with academically gifted primary school aged children. The successful candidate will work effectively as a team member to plan and implement an educational program that meets the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of individuals and the whole class through developmentally-appropriate practices.
This candidate will have background and/or experience in education at the elementary or early childhood level and be able to foster a creative learning environment that is stimulating, safe, and nurturing for kindergarten aged children.
Bachelor’s degree in elementary and/or early childhood.
Ability to work collaboratively with school administrative and instructional personnel.
Knowledge of a broad range of instructional strategies, resources, and practices in elementary school curriculum areas.
Strong communication skills utilizing person-to-person, written, and technological modalities.
Ability to cultivate strong partnerships with parents.
Teaching licensure required.
Gifted education experience preferred.
About The Avery Coonley School
The Avery Coonley School is a coed PreK-Grade 8 independent school serving academically bright and gifted students. The school is located in Downers Grove, a suburb 15 miles west of Chicago. For more information about the school, visit www.averycoonley.org.