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Lower School Teacher

  • Teacher
  • Midwest

Clapham School


Position Description

Clapham School is seeking a Lower School teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Our school is located in Wheaton, Illinois, whose mission is “to inspire students with an education founded on a Christian worldview, informed by the classical tradition, and approached with diligence and joy.”

Primary Objective:
1. To inspire students with an elementary education that leads them to love learning, grow in Christ, and gain the liberal arts fundamental skills of reading, spelling, writing, and mathematics

Main Responsibilities:
1. Provide instruction in accordance with the school’s classical philosophy
2. Provide instruction using Charlotte Mason’s pedagogical techniques of narration, habit training, atmosphere, and a curriculum of living books and ideas
3. Teach and lesson plan for a variety of subjects, including math, nature study, history, literature, poetry, Bible, phonics, reading, spelling, artist study, composer study, and recitation
4. Implement a phonics approach to reading instruction
5. Help students grow in habits of mind, heart, and body
6. Foster positive and collaborative relationships with the students and parents
7. Foster a positive and collaborative relationship with the classroom aide
8. Attend staff meetings and training days

1. Devoted follower of Jesus Christ with demonstrated involvement in a local church
2. Passionate about children’s education in a safe and nurturing environment
3. Desire to learn and implement the school’s educational model, especially the philosophy of Charlotte Mason
4. General understanding of child development and a demonstrated desire to engage with children
5. Organized and detail-oriented
6. Proficient in general computing, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel
7. Professional and persuasive oral and written communication skills
8. Experience working with elementary-aged children
9. Strong leadership and consistent classroom management skills

10. Eagerness to contribute to aspects of school life and school culture with a spirit of service and a dedication to discipleship
11. Ability to interact professionally and cooperatively with parents and members of the school community
12. Commitment to learning the school’s unique philosophy of education
13. Holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree in elementary education or from a liberal arts college

To read more about our school and philosophy of education, please see our website ( Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the Head of School, Kolby Atchison, [email protected].

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