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Middle & Upper School Humanities-English Teacher

Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore School seeks a Middle School English Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year, primarily serving fifth and sixth grade. Founded in 1915, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade.

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

  • Prepares course materials such as syllabi,  homework assignments, and handouts
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs and interestsMaintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
  • Evaluates and grades students’ classwork, assignments, and papers
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations
  • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction
  • Creates and teaches semester-length or year-long English and Humanities courses
  • Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods
  • Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
  • Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
  • Serves as an adviser to students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
  • Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs
  • Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of Middle/ Upper School programs
  • Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
  • Regularly attends faculty meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Middle and Upper School Division Head


  • Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate work in subject matter and/or education
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience teaching elementary or middle school Humanities/English courses, preferably in an independent school environment
  • Comfortable teaching literature, grades 5-8 Comfortable co-teaching and collaborating with a three-person humanities team Strong background in the teaching of writing and literary analysis
  • Ability to leverage a strong background in social studies/history to build on students’ curiosity and increase motivation and confidence to engage in deep, Socratic discussions and thoughtful responses to compelling, authentic questions.
  • Experience leading seminar-style discussions
  • 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 Google Workspace (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 Adrienne Floro:

Adriene Floro,

Middle School Division Head

Roycemore School

1200 Davis St.

Evanston, IL 60201

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