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Employment Opportunities at Roycemore

Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, gender preference or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.

Lower School Substitute Teachers - PreK-Grade 4

Seeking subs for elementary education, specifically Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4. Substitute teachers must have teaching capabilities in multiple areas, the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff and students, the ability to address the various learning styles of students, and the ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies. Substitute teachers are called on an as needed basis and may be needed for one day, one week or a long term position. Substitute teachers arrive by 8AM, with classes beginning at 8:30AM, and generally ending by 3:30PM.

Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Melinda Orzoff, Lower School Division Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

morzoff@roycemoreschool.org

Middle & Upper School Math Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a Middle & Upper School Math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Now in its 103rd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world.

Position
We are currently seeking an experienced Middle & Upper School Math Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Essential Functions

Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
Creates and teaches middle and high school level mathematics courses
Compiles, administers, and grades examinations
Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content and course materials and methods of instruction, at times developing courses that are brand new to the school
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
Serves as an adviser to 10-14 students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
Performs other duties as assigned by the Upper School Head

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience at the middle and/or high school level, preferably in an independent school environment
Exact classes taught will vary from year to year and could include: various middle school mathematics, Algebra, Calculus/AP Calculus, and Statistics/AP Statistics
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Enthusiasm for professional development
Ability to work with the mathematics department to assess which courses are most needed and adapt teaching to meet the needs of the school
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
Strong passion for teaching & commitment to student learning & development
Committed to curriculum design and growth
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom
Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management System, and computer systems
Able to use basic office equipment

Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references to
Elizabeth Shutters by March 31, 2019:

eshutters@roycemoreschool.org:
Director of Curriculum & Innovation
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Upper School STEM Teacher

Summary

Roycemore School seeks a new Upper School STEM Teacher to join us for the 2019-2020 school year. Now in its 103rd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

The Upper School STEM teacher is a full time professional employee.

The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Roycemore’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The teacher will report to the Director of Curriculum and Innovation with a dotted line to the Upper & Middle School Head.

For more on Roycemore School, please visit the website at www.roycemoreschool.org

RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
Creates and teaches high school level math, science and technology courses
Compiles administers, and grades examinations
Plans, evaluates, and revises curricular, course content and course materials and methods of instruction, at times developing courses that are brand new to the school
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
Serves as an adviser to 10-14 students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum & Innovation or Upper School Head

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES

Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience at the high school level, preferably in an independent school environment
While exact classes taught will vary from year to year and could include: Calculus/AP Calculus, AP Physics, Statistics/AP Statistics, Computer Science/AP Computer Science, and Robotics
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Enthusiasm for professional development
Ability to assess which STEM courses are most needed and adapt teaching to meet the needs of the school
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
Experience with G-Suite (preferred)
Experience with Google Apps for Education (preferred)
Strong passion for teaching & commitment to student learning & development
Committed to curriculum design and growth
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom
Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management System, and computer systems
Able to use basic office equipment
Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail

to: eshutters@roycemoreschool.org

Middle School Division Head / Teacher

Roycemore School Middle School Head / Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a Middle School Head / Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Now in its 103rd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge. The Middle School Head serves on the senior administrative team of the school and reports directly to the Head of School. Roycemore’s Middle School is comprised of approximately 60 students in 5th through 8th grade. Some of the classes as well as advisory pair 5th and 6th grade together and 7th and 8th grade together. For more information on Roycemore School and specifically it’s middle school, visit: https://roycemoreschool.org/academics/middle-school/

Roycemore’s mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world.

Essential Functions:

– Exercises vision and provides leadership that appropriately involves members of the school community
– Supervises, manages and oversees the development of the Division teachers and support staff
– May teach a section or two of an academic class (preferably mathematics) and serves as the primary transition administrator/ teacher for fifth grade
– Oversees the evaluation and professional development of Division faculty, assesses faculty performance and reviews with faculty
– Serves as a consultant to Division faculty in matters of classroom management, teaching methods and school procedures
– Conducts regular staff meetings; ensures communication of information that impacts department members and students
– Assists the Head of School with recruitment and selection of new and replacement faculty
– Provides orientation and support to new teachers
– Attends special events, officiates at school events and assemblies
– Builds community among students through presence, interaction in classrooms, teaching and organizing activities
– Provides academic guidance to students, handles major discipline issues
– Reviews student assessment/ documents
– Ensures appropriate standardized testing for Middle School students
– Ensures safe environment for faculty, staff and students
– Collaborates with Head of School and Senior Admin team to update Student and Parent Handbook, and Employee Handbook, and Middle School Guide
– Communicates regularly with parents in writing and meets individually with parents at their request
– Facilitates dialogue and communication with parents and teachers and the administration
– Oversees curriculum development, supervises scheduling of classes, provides for in-service of faculty as needed, provides for extra curricular learning activities for students, supports student activities
– Interfaces with the Learning Specialists and Gifted Coordinator in support of student growth
– Oversees textbook and teaching material selection and ordering, and recommends library books, materials and other learning media additions
– Interfaces with the Director of Admissions in all aspects of admissions, meets with all applicant families, participate in the evaluation of applicants, facilitates orientation for new students and families
– Assists with Open House and other admissions activities
– Promotes the Roycemore Middle School experience to potential students and their families
Develops and Manages the Division Budget
– Collaborates with the Director of Curriculum and Innovation to assess, document, and develop curricular alignment throughout each grade level
– Collaborates with the Director of Curriculum and Innovation to recommend teacher professional development
– Oversees the Middle School Personal Passion Project (P3) program
– Maintains expertise through Professional Development
– Recommends the addition of new courses as needed
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualifications:

– Master’s Degree or post graduate work in subject matter or equivalent with a preference in education, educational administration, or instruction
– A minimum of five years teaching and leadership experience in an independent school environment
– Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
– Possesses a passion for education of middle school students and has demonstrated experience balancing strong leadership/ discipline for middle school in an engaging environment built on respect and community
– Ability to communicate effectively with constituents from the entire school community
– Ability to supervise and manage multiple functions and activities
– Strategic thinker who sees the larger picture
– Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
– Ability to balance and prioritize the needs of the school
– Ability to define problems and implement appropriate solutions
– Pedagogical background to evaluate curriculum and course materials
– Collaborates well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional strategies
– Superb people skills; compassionate
– A strong team player
– Excellent verbal and written communications skills
– Proficient in using instructional technology
– Demonstration of the School’s core values
– Committed to diversity and inclusion

Policy of non-discrimination:
Roycemore School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other legally protected category in connection with its activities as an employer. Roycemore also subscribes to the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (“ISACS”) and the National Association of Independent Schools’ (“NAIS”) principles of good practice regarding admission of students and employment of personnel.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position and articulating their philosophy of education, resume, and three to five references to afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org For best consideration, submit application no later than March 22, 2019.