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.

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Current Employment Opportunities


For immediate start in the 2020-2021 school year, we are seeking candidates for a full-time hourly Technology Support Specialist. This position will support teachers across the PS-12 campus as they integrate in-person learners and students studying online. They will assist teachers in making use of the school’s classroom technology system and various educational platforms that allow teachers to work with online students synchronously and asynchronously. The person in this position will work with our other technology staff members to determine which teachers will need support each day and will also help respond to pressing, unplanned needs to allow lessons to continue without interruption. This position requires regular in-person attendance on campus and, in some cases, the person may be asked to supervise a class when needed. The successful candidate will be facile with new technology, curious, supportive, and patient. A bachelor’s degree and a technological background are required. Experience teaching and/or working with educational technology are a plus.

All who work at Elgin Academy aspire to the EA Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which Elgin Academy employees 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.

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

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Seth Hanford at

If you are interested in being considered as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and cover letter electronically to Doug Sept, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, at