Illinois Association for Gifted Children

Avery Coonley School is seeking a Middle School Social Studies Teacher

  • 02/28/2019 4:32 PM
    Message # 7192447

    Job Description:  

    The Avery Coonley School seeks to hire a dynamic and creative social studies teacher to assume duties beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.   This full-time position includes teaching two sections each of seventh and eighth grade U.S. History, and serving as an advisor to 10-12 students. This teacher serves as coordinator for the annual 7th grade trip to Washington D.C. each spring.  Responsibilities also include communicating student progress to parents (including parent conferences and 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 and develop integrated curriculum.

    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, are preferred. 

    Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:

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