You will be responsible for working with your Co-Teacher in best practices with this age group, model those practices, and lead all parent communications. You will work closely with the Head of School to evaluate student progress and support your teaching team.
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 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, 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.
One of the ways we achieve this is through electronic portfolios using an iPad. We ask every teacher to embrace this technology and this assessment method, and we provide extensive support and training for doing so.
This position requires Montessori certification or PYP training and at least 3 years of experience working with children in Kindergarten in a Montessori, PYP or international school environment. You must have completed a Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field. Masters degree is highly desired.
We are a Spanish immersion school, and so Spanish fluency is required.
This MUST be completed from a laptop – tablets or smartphones will NOT allow you to complete the application.
We love demo lessons; they let us observe your teaching skills. Teaching portfolios, samples, and demo lessons are welcome as part of your application!
About Pine Street School
Pine Street School is a Spanish and Mandarin dual language 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.
The Pine Street School community is committed to inspiring life-long learning and international mindedness through purposeful inquiry and human connection.