Illinois Association for Gifted Children

Substitute Middle School Social Studies Teacher (begins January – April, covering a leave of absence)

  • 10/15/2018 11:45 AM
    Message # 6735163

    Substitute Middle School Social Studies Teacher (begins January – April, covering a leave of absence)

    The Avery Coonley School is a coed Pre K-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 its website at

    Job Description

    The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative social studies teacher to cover a leave of absence likely beginning January through mid-April, 2019.  The position includes teaching two sections each of seventh and eighth grade U.S. History, and serving as an advisor to 10-12 students. Responsibilities will also include communicating student progress to parents (including completing end-of-trimester report cards), and being available to meet with students outside of class time for additional support.  The candidate will be able to:

    • Employ a variety of instructional strategies for teaching analytic writing, critical reading of primary and secondary sources, and historical thinking;
    • Demonstrate a deep love and knowledge of history and a desire to foster a love of history, civics and current events in students;
    • Integrate technology in a one-on-one classroom environment;
    • Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with colleagues.

    Job Qualifications

    A Master’s degree and a minimum of two years of middle school or upper school teaching experience, preferably with bright and/or gifted students, is preferred. 

    Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:

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