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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.

Griffinity: (noun) The quality of being Roycemore-Griffin-like.

Since 1915, Roycemore created a culture that intertwines with the school’s mission and vision. The infinite possibilities, creativity, strength, and individuality of a Griffin is what made Roycemore a unique and magical school when it was founded and continues today. That magic has been maintained by teachers and staff who have the Griffin-like spirit in them. Read more about our culture and Griffin spirit below.

Gifted Coordinator

Roycemore School seeks a part-time Gifted Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year. Now entering its 105th 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 Gifted Coordinator for the 2020-21 school year. This person will be working with children from Preschool through 12th grade.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
– Help classroom teachers with best practices for gifted students
– Educate on identifying Gifted and Talented students
– Observe and consult in the classrooms to help enhance the curriculum across the board
– Provide information to teachers and the school community regarding the latest updates on gifted education tools, research, and how the outside community is viewing gifted education
– Create original lessons with choices that expand on units for both push-in and pull-out programs, giving more depth to the curriculum and accelerating where needed.
– Identifies, monitors, and supports gifted students throughout the school
– Works with Division Heads and teachers to ensure optimal learning of students being served. This includes assisting with implementation of models of differentiated instruction which provide specialized, small-group -instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics
– Assist faculty in developing specialized learning activities for students who have needs beyond the classroom curriculum to include cluster grouping, pull-out programs, cross grade offerings, out of level offerings, college courses, internship, independent projects, etc.
– Works with the Student Support Team at Roycemore, especially during the transition to Middle or Upper School, for students who have been identified as gifted or 2E
– Contribute a significant amount of support to understand the curriculum in place, and ensure that it flows from one classroom to the next and from one division to the next
– Train certain teachers to be the team leads for gifted education in all divisions/ subjects
– Create more opportunities for team leads to share information on core subject areas so we continue to collaborate across disciplines and create a sustainable environment for gifted students
– Proctor tests that students may need to enter into advanced work or test out of a subject area
– Assist teachers in creating scope and sequence for our gifted students to ensure successful differentiation from grade to grade and division to division
– Maintain relationships with parents and act as a liaison between families and teachers
– Advocate for gifted students, their families and help those students advocate for themselves in their education
– Offer professional development on gifted and differentiation to teachers and families
– Provide information to teachers and the school community regarding the latest updates on gifted education tools, research, and how the outside community is viewing gifted education
– Provide dedicated PD on gifted and specific ways to differentiate for students
– Create relationships with nearby schools to offer and trade training to continue to grow in the knowledge of gifted education
– Supports Admissions by speaking with families of gifted students
– Maintain and grow our relationship with outside sources
– Continue to foster our relationship with CTD, finding ways to make our relationship successful
– Foster relationships with local organizations such as the Chicago Gifted Community Center, SENG and IAGC, as well as other independent schools that service gifted students.

Qualifications & Skills
– Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; ( M.A. in Education preferred; endorsement or certification in gifted education preferred)
– Possess a math aptitude
– Experience working in or supervising an established gifted and talented program
– A very high level of energy, creativity and flexibility
– Ability to maintain confidentiality
– Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as a proven ability to work with a diversity of colleagues and stakeholders at all levels
– Enthusiasm for professional development
– 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
– Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
– Experience with G-Suite/Google Apps for Education (preferred)
– Comfortable using online texts, iPads, student information system, and other 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:

Darcy Aksamitowski
daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org:
Lower School Division Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Home Learning Teacher

Roycemore School seeks Home Learning Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. Now entering its 105th 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 experienced Elementary/ Middle School Teachers for the 2020-21 school year that will meet with students at their home to provide instruction and support.

Qualifications & Skills
– Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, (M. A. in Education preferred)
– Excellence in classroom management techniques
– Enthusiasm for professional development
– 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
– Adept at working with students as an online instructor
– Experience with G-Suite/Google Apps for Education including Google Classroom
– 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, student information system, and other computer systems
– Able to use basic office equipment
– Means of transportation; Driver’s License and insurance

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

For best consideration please email cover letter and resume with three references to:

For Lower School:
Darcy Aksamitowski
daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org:
Lower School Division Head

For Middle School:
Adrienne Floro
afloro@roycemoreschool.org
Middle School Division Head

Lower School Extended Day Lead Teacher

Roycemore School Lower School Extended Day Lead Teacher

Summary
Roycemore School is currently seeking a lead teacher for our Lower School Extended Day program for the 2020-2021 school year. Now in its 105th 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.

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

Responsibilities
The teacher should possess a holistic view of children, and an understanding of the developmental issues of Lower School children. The assistant will work with small groups and individual students, creating and implementing programs for elementary students after school.

Required Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
– Strong passion for teaching & commitment to student learning & development
– Ability to develop and design curriculum and lesson plans
– Excellence in classroom management techniques
– Outstanding ability to collaborate with colleagues
– Enthusiasm for professional development
– Ability to maintain confidentiality
– Excellent verbal, written and observational skills
– Demonstrates patience, good listening skills, and the ability to multi-task
– Strong organizational and time management skills
– Flexibility in addressing the children’s as well as the school’s needs
– Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
– Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
– Comfortable using Learning Management System, and computer systems
– Able to use basic office equipment
– A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
– Prepare materials and classroom for extended day
– Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Lower School Division Head

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest via e-mail to:

Darcy Aksamitowski
Lower School Division Head
daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org

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

Why Roycemore? 

“First and foremost, Roycemore prioritizes students; the best interest of students is the basis of every decision. Roycemore is a community that fosters individual growth and believes in the possibility of success for each student. It is a transforming environment! The Administration supports the faculty’s growth, providing amazing opportunities to learn new technologies and to participate in interest-based professional development. Finally, Roycemore is an inclusive family; a place that leaves an indelible mark on all Griffins.” 

– Wendy Griffin, Middle School Teacher and Learning Specialist