We are searching for an experienced Upper Elementary bilingual (Spanish/English) teacher.
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.
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.
This position requires 3 years of experience working with children in Upper Elementary (4th– 6th grade) in a PYP, international school or constructivist environment. You must have completed a Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field. Masters degree is highly desired.
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.
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.