Baker Demonstration School, an independent progressive PK-8 school on Chicago’s North Shore, is seeking
an exemplary Associate Teacher for the Student Services Team. We value candidates who are passionate
about progressive models of learning, have an interest in child development and are innovative and eager in
supporting the whole child. We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent
interpersonal skills and who will work well with students, colleagues, and parents. Equally important is a
demonstrated commitment to developing culturally competent practices consistent with our values of
diversity, equity, and belonging.
The part-time position includes, but is not limited to:
Support Middle School students with academics, both within the classroom and in a small group
Assist with implementing behavior plans
Provide executive functioning support
Assist with progress monitoring and/or assessments throughout the school year
Provide 1:1 or group social/emotional support as directed by the Social Worker
Collaborate with the Student Services Team and teachers on data collection
Assist with managing crises with the guidance of the Student Services Team and Leadership Team
Actively engage in school community duties, including recess/carpool/lunch supervision
Participate in professional development and meetings for Associate Teachers
Timely follow-up with clerical duties such as keeping classroom notes and organizing student files
Founded in 1918, Baker Demonstration School is an independent day school committed to providing an exemplary Preschool, Elementary and Middle School progressive education to our 200 students. Our students come from Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette and other North Shore communities. We believe that children learn best in an inclusive, creative community that encourages individual risk-taking and values learning by doing. 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 leadership capacity.
We foster citizenship by encouraging students to develop self-awareness and compassion for others.
We celebrate individual, familial and cultural identities and graduate students with an understanding and respect for diversity, equity and inclusivity.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume with 3-4 professional references to email@example.com.
Non-Discrimination and Disability Policy
Baker Demonstration School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification prescribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
College degree or enrollment in a college program
Experience working with students with learning differences
Energy and the desire to learn and explore with teachers and students
Interest in progressive education philosophy and pedagogy
Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity
Willingness to contribute positively to the school community and to develop healthy, constructive relationships with students and families
Dependable and highly organized with attention to detail
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Writing sample required
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.