For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of children who have experienced academic difficulty as a result of a language-based learning disability (dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway enrolls 160 students between the ages of 5-14 in a Lower School and Middle School. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream school and life.
The Gateway Middle School, serving 5th to 8th grade students, seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about joining a collaborative teaching team, participating in curriculum development, overseeing the academic and social growth of a group of advisees, and assisting in school life generally. The Writing Specialist will join our Middle School team as a teacher and homeroom advisor, and teach a semester-long research writing course to all students in 5th through 8th grade as well as the oldest class in the Lower School. The Writing Specialist will also collaborate with teachers across the division to support the integration of writing instruction into all subject areas. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher with a background in English Language Arts, Elementary Education, and/or Secondary Education or Special Education and a commitment to teaching students with language-based learning disabilities.
Master’s degree in Special Education or Education required
Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education or English preferred
A minimum of two years of experience teaching students age 8 or older
Independent school and special education teaching experience preferred
Training in and/or experience teaching using Teaching Basic Writing Skills and Preventing Academic Failure highly preferred
Effective classroom management, communication and organizational skills
The Gateway School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to: Posting125@gatewayschool.org and indicate position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.
About The Gateway School
The Gateway School is a K-8, independent day school that transforms the lives of bright students with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. At Gateway, our students become skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates. Relying on direct, multisensory instruction and guided by an integrated curriculum, expert faculty teach students the language, literacy, and critical thinking skills that are the foundations for success in mainstream educational settings and beyond. Gateway believes a close relationship between the school and parents provides essential support as students grow and seek to realize their potential. In small classes and as members of a diverse and inclusive community, Gateway students experience academic and social success, recognize their strengths, and are empowered to become independent learners.