Middle School Social Studies Teacher

LFCDS, located on a 30-acre campus about 30 miles north of Chicago, Illinois, is a co-educational, independent day school serving 400 students from age 2 through eighth grade. The School has a long tradition of producing thoughtful, confident, and successful students. Children are known, loved, and challenged at LFCDS, and a state-of-the-art facility provides a remarkable setting for inspired teaching, academic rigor, and attention to individual needs.

Position Description:

Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Teach four to five middle school social studies sections
  • Work collectively with the other members of the department on curriculum development
  • Engage in regular goal-setting and curricular integration conversations
  • Engage in activities that foster and celebrate team unity
  • Establish cohesive, clear classroom management expectations 
Member of the Social Studies Department
  • Engage in dialogue with other members of the faculty to foster a collaborative spirit
  • Attend regular department meetings 
  • Plan and revise curriculum as needed
  • Work as part of the department, ensuring that teamwork, flexibility, sense of humor and creative problem-solving remain important
Member of the Faculty
  • Serve as an academic advisor
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • Collaborate with Head of Upper School to establish professional growth areas of focus
  • Help to flexibly organize time within the daily schedule
  • Write narrative progress reports
  • Articulate regular parent communication
  • Perform all non-teaching duties assigned by the Head of Upper School
Preferred Qualifications
  • An ability to broaden student understanding of different cultures around the world
  • Confidence in presenting historical context in a dynamic, student-centric way
  • Comfort and experience with technology and its use in the classroom
  • A master’s degree and previous experience teaching middle school social studies
Mission Statement: Inspired teaching, academic rigor, attention to individual needs, a commitment to responsible citizenship—these principles infuse every aspect of life at Lake Forest Country Day School and define our dedication to producing students of strong character with a passion for learning.

Core Values: Excellence, Partnership, Responsibility, Participation, Diversity.
Lake Forest Country Day School seeks and embraces diversity among our faculty, staff, and student body. LFCDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, religion, marital status, disability, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, order of protection status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail to: 

Andy Sperling
Head of Upper School
145 S. Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

A co-educational independent private school for students age 2 through Grade 8.
Graduating students of strong character with a passion for learning since 1888.
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