Quest Academy is seeking an innovative,dynamic, student-centered, and collaborative 5th grade teacher to join our faculty community beginning the 2017-2018 academic year.
QuestAcademy seeks gifted educators who not only offer challenging and rigorous curricula but who also understand the importance of providing nurturing guidance through modeling and through the development of essential teacher-student relationships. Quest teachers know their students, understandtheir students, and see students as individual thinkers and human beings.
At Quest, teachers place students at the center of their own learning, to facilitate engaging hands-on and interdisciplinary learning experiences, and to have a deep understanding of child development, especially as it pertains to gifted learners. Quest also seeks to hire educators who possess a passion for service, equity, and social justice and who desire to grow personally and professionally in the field of education
Preferred Qualifications and Attributes:
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Elementary Education or related field
Experience teaching gifted students
Ability to design challenging, hands-on, experiential, interdisciplinary learningactivities that advance the targeted learningoutcomes and fulfill the Quest mission
Knowledge and understanding of various learning styles and differentiated instruction
Ability to collaborate with colleagues and parents
Willing to learn, grow, and develop professionally
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Quest Academy serves gifted students from Preschool through Eighth Grade in Palatine, IL (northwest suburbs of Chicago). Quest Academy provides gifted children with a challenging curriculum and a nurturing environment. Our program emphasizes sound character along with scholarship and creativity in both the academics and the arts. The Quest community values the individuality of each child and encou...rages each to strive for personal excellence.
Our instruction is guided by “big ideas,” or enduring understandings, that encourage students to engage with the fundamental concepts that lie at the core of every discipline. The enduring understandings also serve to anchor the more quantifiable learning skills, making these far more meaningful, effective, and durable.