Baker Demonstration School, an independent progressive PK-8 school on Chicago’s North Shore, is seeking an exemplary part-time Math teacher for its Middle School program. We value candidates who are passionate about progressive education, have a love of students and teaching, and are innovative and knowledgeable about experiential learning. We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills who will work well with students, colleagues, and parents. This teaching position includes teaching 5th - 8th grade math courses, including prealgebra and algebra, participation in select professional development and resource team meetings, and collaboration with colleagues. For interested candidates, this position may be combined with science teaching for a full time role.
Knowledge and experience with progressive education philosophy and a constructivist pedagogical approach
Four year degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education or related field
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in teaching mathematics - particularly in problem-based approaches
Experience with developing, implementing and teaching anti-bias and anti-racist curricula
Expertise in developing an engaging, collaborative classroom community that encourages problem solving, critical thinking skills, service learning and student leadership
A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community for students and adults, based on cultural competence, social justice, and respect for diverse perspectives and backgrounds
Capacity to address the developmental needs of academically motivated middle school students
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning, identity, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live
Commitment to engaging in community conversation and initiatives that center equity and inclusivity
Passion and skill to contribute positively to the school community and to develop strong relationships with students and families
Continue to be a lifelong learner through ongoing professional development and collaboration with colleagues
About Baker Demonstration School
Baker Demonstration School is an independent day school, committed to providing an exemplary Preschool, Elementary and Middle School education to our 200 students. We believe that children learn best in an inclusive, creative community that encourages individual risk-taking and values different ways of learning. Baker’s experiential approach nurtures the development of the whole child enabling each student to be fully prepared for intellectual, artistic, physical and social/emotional challenges well beyond Baker. We cultivate our students’ intrinsic motivation to learn and their active participation in the learning process. We foster excellence through critical thinking and integrated connections across academic and artistic endeavors. We promote collaboration while developing personal leadership. We foster citizenship by encouraging students to develop self-awareness and compassion for others. Baker celebrates individual, family and cultural differences and graduates students who appreciate diversity in all its forms.
Baker Demonstration School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual identity in its hiring ...processes and actively promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. We offer competitive compensation and a progressive community dedicated to learning and engaged citizenship.