Middle School Humanities Teacher Type: Full-Time (10-month employee) Supervisor: Head of Middle School Location: Chicago, IL Start Date: August 2023 Mission Statement Catherine Cook School is a vibrant learning community that fosters curiosity, develops critical thinking, and inspires compassionate leadership for students in preschool through 8th grade. Diversity Statement Catherine Cook School is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and compassionate community grounded in a culture of integrity. At Catherine Cook, we value a diverse and inclusive community. We define diversity as the range of differences and similarities between social identifiers including: race, socio-economic status, ability, age, gender identity, sexual identity, religion, and ethnicity. The ideal candidate is eager to join this type of professional community. We specifically seek candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. Job Description The Catherine Cook School is looking for an experienced, dynamic Humanities Teacher to join our Middle School team. Responsible for the teaching of writing, close reading, historical inquiry, and current events to Middle School students. A love for the school setting, a passion for teaching and learning; flexibility; strong communication skills, comfort with public speaking, adept at technology, and a sense of humor are Experience/willingness to serve as an advisor to Middle School age students and chaperone day and overnight trips required. Experience serving as Middle School Dean a plus. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must also be open to being part of a learning community and engaging in discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion. General responsibilities could include, but are not limited to: ? Designing academically challenging, appropriately differentiated humanities lessons for Middle School students ? Communicating thoughtfully, respectfully, and clearly with parents, students, and colleagues ? Working competently within a fully supported one-to-one laptop program ? Serving as a Middle School advisor ? Attending grade level meetings ? Creating thoughtful, well-written progress reports ? Participating actively in professional growth opportunities ? Building cultural competence and global awareness ? Attending Wednesday after school faculty meetings ? Participating in school staff duties such as lunch, recess, and arrival/dismissal duties; chaperoning overnight field experiences; teaching electives Qualifications ? Bachelor’s Degree in Education; M.A. in Education preferred ? At least three years of teaching experience at the Middle School level ? Willingness to learn and grow professionally The Catherine Cook School’s educational program focuses on the whole child. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with children is the foundation of our pedagogical approach. Curriculum must be developmentally appropriate and support the growth of knowledge, skills, and personal assets of children. Click here to learn more about our strategic plan and our future. Visit www.catherinecookschool.org to learn more about our school and culture. Catherine Cook School is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants can submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.
Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Education; M.A. in Education preferred At least three years of teaching experience at the Middle School level Willingness to learn and grow professionally
Catherine Cook empowers students from preschool through eighth grade to be adaptive, confident and productive stewards of an evolving world. Our community engages with ideals of cultural competence, progressive academics, ethical literacy, and innovation designed to inspire personal excellence and compassionate leadership.