We invite teachers to promote cross-cultural activities and the dual language immersion program in the school and community. You will be expected to help as a native Spanish-speaker, modeling for students and helping them maximize their learning by utilizing the target language consistently in the classroom.
You will work closely with the Head of School to evaluate student progress, support your teaching team and build the elementary program for future years. As a teacher, you will be expected to collaborate with other dual language team members to develop and improve our language Curriculum.
You must be someone with exceptional communication skills and a nurturing, supportive approach. Our goal is to guide and support parents through the rich and complex experience of the PYP and immersion program, helping them learn what their children are capable of and how they can best support them in our program.
You will also work collaboratively with PYP colleagues to develop the school's ethos and supportive relationships amongst students of all ages. You will be asked to actively utilize New York City as a resource for learning and to involve your students in sustainable community service projects and experiences.
We work with students individually and in groups, by selecting and employing various teaching methods appropriate for language immersion settings. All teachers are responsible for preparing materials and classrooms for activities, including photocopying, laminating, etc.
This position requires Montessori certification or PYP training and at least 3 years of experience working with children in 3rd/ 5th Grade. You must have completed a Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field. Masters degree is highly desired. Experience with literacy immersion in the second language using the communicative approach is highly desired.
We are a Spanish immersion school, and so Spanish fluency is required.
Additional Salary Information: We offer health, dental and vision plans, short and long term disability, life insurance, a retirement plan that includes a matching contribution, eligibility for tuition remission for your dependents, and unique professional development opportunities.
About Green Ivy Schools
Pine Street School is a Spanish and Mandarin immersion preschool and elementary school. We are Lower Manhattan's only International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school offering the Primary Years Programme. Our curriculum is inherently STEAM-based, promoting hands-on experiences that fuel innovative thinking and cultivate a culture of teamwork and collaboration in support of global citizenship.
Our space is modern and innovative, with creative architectural features that evoke nature and inspire learning. We are one of only a few schools in the world that combine Montessori and International Baccalaureate and offer our teachers certification in both globally respected models.
We are a new school, growing steadily, with a capacity of more than 400 students. Our teachers are an integral part of our growth, providing pedagogical leadership and vision for the future of our school.
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