Founded by two bold, visionary entrepreneurs in 1920, The Nightingale-Bamford School mission is to inspire girls to go beyond barriers. Tied to this mission is a broader vision of students who are joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives. Nightingale educates girls’ minds and hearts and, in so doing, infuses their lives with meaningful relationships, teaching them to value difference as a means of growth, and empowering them to question the status quo with confidence, empathy, resilience and reason.
There are currently 669 students enrolled in the school. Average class size is 12, student to faculty ratio is 6:1. The school is located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan near many museums and Central Park. Students come from throughout New York City, Westchester, and New Jersey.
First Grade Homeroom (Lead) Teacher -- Leave Replacement
The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks a Class I homeroom (lead) teacher to serve as a leave replacement from January through March 2020. The ideal candidate is a motivated life-long learner who is passionate about the education of children and eager to work with others. The candidate demonstrates a strong interest in child development, possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, and takes initiative. As a flexible thinker, the candidate should be driven to explore ways to reach all styles of learning through differentiated instruction, student-centered teaching, a positive classroom management and a variety of assessment methods. The Class I homeroom teacher is responsible for teaching reading, mathematics, English, social studies, and SEL. In addition, the homeroom teacher oversees the social and emotional development of all students in the homeroom and maintains contact with first grade families.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of five years’ experience in elementary education.
Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and leadership qualities.
Demonstrated organization and planning skills; strong attention to detail, as well as follow-up and follow-through skills to ensure completion of goals and objectives.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ease in effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands.
Commitment to the mission of the Nightingale-Bamford School.
About The Nightingale-Bamford School
Founded in 1920, Nightingale-Bamford is an independent school for girls, enrolling 592 students from Kindergarten through Class XII. The schoolhouse consistes of 97,000 square feet with a regulation-size gymnasium, auditorium with computerized sound and lighting systems, state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer rooms and library technology. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.Full-time faculty members:92 Average tenure at Nightingale: 11 years