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Lower School Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a Lower School Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Founded in 1915, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University.

Roycemore School Mission

Roycemore: Our diverse and intimate community, rooted in academic excellence, inspires students to discover their passions, think without limits, find their voice, and live courageously.

Roycemore’s Vision

Launching responsible citizens, innovative thinkers, and compassionate leaders.

Essential Functions

  • Develops curriculum, prepares materials and classrooms for class activities
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs and interests
  • Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, collaborate and investigate
  • Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicates those objectives to students
  • Prepares, administers, and assesses assignments and grade-level assessments in order to evaluate student’s progress
  • Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
  • Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
  • Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs
  • Provides a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play
  • Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of Lower School programs
  • Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
  • Regularly attends faculty meetings
  • Communicates with families regularly via Class Dojo, newsletters, and as needed to promote the growth of each child.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Early Childhood and Lower School Division Head


  • Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate work in subject matter and/or education
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the grade of age level preferred, ideally in an independent school environment
  • Embraces implementing a multicultural classroom and a social-emotional curriculum
  • Experienced teaching Lucy Calkins’ reading and writing workshops preferred
  • Experience with project-based teaching 
  • A strong passion for teaching and commitment to student learning and development
  • Excellence in classroom management techniques
  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members
  • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, and supporting students outside the classroom
  • Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
  • Enthusiasm for professional development
  • Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management Systems, and computer systems
  • Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
  • Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
  • Ability to use basic office equipment


Roycemore is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

For best consideration please email or send a cover letter and resume with three references to

Darcy Aksamitowski by April 1, 2023:

Darcy Aksamitowski,

Early Childhood & Lower School Division Head

Roycemore School

1200 Davis St.

Evanston, IL 60201

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