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Elgin Academy, a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to our Mission of “Inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.”

Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Elgin Academy Employment Application

 

 

Upper School (9-12) French Teacher, Part-Time

For the 2019-2020 school year, we are seeking candidates for the part-time position of French Teacher. This person should be prepared to teach students in levels II - V of French from approximately 9:30 - 1:30 daily. This teacher will also team-teach a cross-curricular January Term course with other faculty members.

The ideal candidate will also be involved in the life of the school as a club sponsor and grow professionally within our school community.  A bachelor’s degree in French or a related field is required.

Candidates will be expected to aspire to the EA Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which Elgin Academy teachers promise to:

  • Create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, grow from mistakes, defend their ideas, and advocate for themselves.

  • Provide diverse learning experiences that allow and encourage a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge.

  • Model the characteristics found in the Portrait of a Hilltopper.

  • Build trusting relationships with students and families through consistency, equity, and communication.

  • Communicate and collaborate with the school community to foster supportive and professional relationships.

  • Continue to innovate teaching strategies, including the use of technology.

  • Support school community activities.

  • Continue to be lifelong learners through ongoing professional development and collaboration with peers.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Doug Sept at dsept@elginacademy.org.

 

Counselor

Job Summary

We are seeking a candidate for the 2019-2020 school year to work in partnership with students, families, and faculty to create a supportive environment to ensure that every student is successful and thriving at Elgin Academy, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well.

Responsibilities

Work collaboratively with Upper, Middle, and Lower School Directors, the Director of International Studies, and the Athletic Director to create a support team for students and student-athletes

  • Counsel students individually and in groups as needed
  • Support the Middle and Upper schools by providing faculty with social-emotional lessons that can be incorporated within advisory classes
  • Create and conduct small group counseling support sessions that serve the varied needs of Middle School students
  • Work with the Upper and Middle School Directors to create and facilitate student learning plans based on diagnoses and needs identified by outside professionals and to assist students in applying for accommodations on standardized testing
  • (ERB, ACT, SAT, etc.)
  • Support Lower School faculty with age-appropriate social-emotional lessons that can be used in homerooms
  • Facilitate and attend meetings that include students, faculty, and parents, when appropriate, to support student growth and learning
  • Sponsor the Upper School SAFE (Students Allied for Equality) club.
  • Help the division directors evaluate psychological assessments of students by coordinating and communicating the school’s response and serving as the repository of that information
  • Provide continuing education for faculty/staff on topics relevant to student emotional/social growth
  • Participate in the admission process, upon request, to help assess an applicant's likelihood of success as a student at Elgin Academy
  • Work with the school’s administrative team to respond to emergency situations that may affect the emotional well being of students
  • Work with other student support personnel to help ensure a personal experience for all students

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Seth Hanford, Head of School at shanford@elginacademy.org

 

4th Grade Teacher

Job Summary

We are seeking a full-time 4th grade teacher of general subjects to start in August 2019. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employer sponsored health insurance and a 403B retirement plan are offered.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the everyday operation of the 4th grade classroom while teaching the full range of core subjects (excluding art, music, PE, and World Language) and promoting the social and emotional development of the students. Familiarity with Everyday Mathematics and Fountas and Pinnell Reading or similar programs is preferred. The candidate must embrace educational technology and its implementation in the classroom.

Desirable Characteristics

Candidates will be expected to aspire to the Elgin Academy Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which teachers promise to:

  • Create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, grow from mistakes, defend their ideas, and advocate for themselves.

  • Provide diverse learning experiences that allow and encourage a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge.

  • Model the characteristics found in the Portrait of a Hilltopper.

  • Build trusting relationships with students and families through consistency, equity, and communication.

  • Communicate and collaborate with the school community to foster supportive and professional relationships.

  • Continue to innovate teaching strategies, including use of technology.

  • Support school community activities.

  • Continue to be lifelong learners through ongoing professional development and collaboration with peers.

For more information and to apply candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Harry Gould, Lower School Director, at hgould@elginacademy.org

 

Coaches Needed

Elgin Academy has opportunities available to join the athletic coaching staff. Please contact Rick Williams, Director of Athletics at rwilliams@elginacademy.org

 

Substitute Teacher

If you are interested in being considered as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and cover letter electronically to Harry Gould, hgould@elginacademy.org.