For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of bright children who experience academic difficulty as a result of language-based learning disabilities (e.g., 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 will expand in 2019-2020 and enroll 210 students between the ages of 5-14. 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. As a result of our expansion, we will have several new positions available in 2019-2020.
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 English Language Arts teacher will join our Middle School team as a teacher and homeroom advisor, leading two ELA groups. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher with a background in English Language Arts, Special Education, Elementary Education, and/or Secondary 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 Preventing Academic Failure and Teaching Basic Writing Skills 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.