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 2nd grade 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. 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.
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 Green Ivy Schools
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.