This position requires at least 3 years of experience working with children age 2-5 years of age. You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field. Master’s degree is highly desired and Montessori training or experience a plus.
We are a Spanish & Mandarin immersion school, and so native Spanish AND/OR Mandarin is required. Monolingual English positions are available as well. 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/Mandarin/English-speaker, modeling for students and helping them maximize their learning by utilizing the target language consistently in the classroom.
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. Teaching teams work together to create curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and aligned with our IB pedagogy.
Teachers working with young children are often also working with parents who are new to parenting. Therefore, you must be someone with exceptional communication skills and a nurturing, cooperative approach. Our goal is to guide and support parents through the journey of the early years, helping them foster their child’s independence and confidence.
Through the use of technology, our students develop and apply strategies for critical and creative thinking, engage in inquiry, make connections, and apply new understandings and skills in different contexts. We ask every teacher to embrace technology and see it as any tool that empowers the learner to broaden the expression of an idea (often artistically), innovate, solve a problem, learn something new, verify what they think they know, communicate and collaborate with others, and so much more.
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.