A Great Place to Teach
Stevenson High School provides a comprehensive and challenging academic, athletic and co-curricular program to its students. In order to achieve this, the school recruits and develops highly talented, passionate and committed employees. Stevenson is situated on a modern, 76-acre campus; its students are served in a single building, divided into three houses. The school boasts state-of-the-art technology resources, athletic facilities and performing arts venues. Stevenson enjoys broad support
from the north suburban Chicago communities it serves; its most recent referendum passed with a 70% majority. Each year, the school surveys graduating seniors on their experience at SHS and each year the students report high satisfaction with the school thanks in large part to the work of their teachers.
A Great Place to Work
Stevenson High School employs approximately 500 faculty and staff. The District encourages qualified individuals to submit online applications at any time of the year. The school actively seeks teachers to serve as coaches, sponsors of co-curricular activities and summer school faculty.
A Great Area to Live
Thanks to its central location, Stevenson employees can choose to live in an urban, suburban or rural community.
Salary and Benefits
The starting salary for a beginning teacher (bachelor's degree, first year) at Stevenson High School is $51,348. For a teacher with a master's degree, the salary is $57,510. Stipends for first-year coaches range from $4,108 to $7,189; co-curricular stipends range from $1,386 to $5,494. Summer school faculty can earn up to $7,200 annually. Stevenson employees enjoy a cafeteria benefits plan that allows them to select health insurance options that best suit their needs. Depending upon the choices one makes, it is possible to channel excess cafeteria monies into regular earnings. The District provides life, disability, dental and vision coverage as well. Employees can elect to participate in a tax-sheltered medical and child-care expense account and have an array of tax-sheltered savings programs available. Stevenson employees can take advantage of preferential membership arrangements with local health clubs and our on-site day-care center.
Stevenson provides new faculty with a state-approved mentor program. All new hires are matched with a one-on-one mentor who helps guide the individual through the teacher's probationary years. Additionally, all faculty are members of at least two collaborative, curriculum area teams which allows them to benefit from the expertise of skilled team leaders. New teachers join a dynamic and accomplished faculty where more than 87.6% hold master's degrees and possess an average of 12.9 years of teaching experience. As a Stevenson teacher, you will work side by side with colleagues who have published textbooks, scholarly articles and have been recognized by state and national professional organizations.
The District encourages new faculty to pursue continuing education, offering a tuition reimbursement program and providing an annual stipend for completion of a doctoral degree. Additionally, Stevenson offers meaningful professional growth opportunities through an internal Master Teacher Program and recognition for National Board Teacher Certification; both allowing teachers to explore areas of professional interest while advancing themselves on the salary schedule. Stevenson's Power Ranger program equips teachers with personal laptop computers and intensive training, all at the district's expense.
Ample opportunities exist at Stevenson for teachers to gain leadership experience. Dozens of team leaders and divisional core leaders receive focused training to help them discharge key responsibilities in managing the district's curriculum. The District fosters an entrepreneurial environment where teachers are encouraged to take risks and try new ideas and approaches.