The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks an outstanding educator to join its burgeoning Lower School Spanish language program. This full-time teacher will work with other members of the language department, as well as the Division Head, to help shape the Spanish program as it extends throughout all five years of students’ time in the Lower School. The ideal candidate should be qualified and excited to initially take on a class or two within the Middle School as well, particularly if he or she could also teach French.
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 633 students enrolled in the school (Lower School 225; Middle School 195 and Upper School 213). 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.
In the first year, teach an entire grade (three sections) within the Lower School Spanish program, along with one section of Class IV Spanish, and an additional section of Spanish or French in the Middle School. Subsequent years may see the teaching load shift more into the Lower School.
Work with Lower School Spanish colleagues to complete the roll-out of our K-IV program, fostering a joyful and immersive environment for linguistic and cultural learning.
Collaborate with other members of the Lower School faculty to incorporate language learning throughout the curriculum and in the life of the school.
Attend all Lower School faculty and Modern Language Department meetings, and participate in related professional development activities and events.
Some additional school duties (for example, supervising lunch or recess time, etc.)
Native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Fluency in French is highly desirable as well.
Experience or demonstrated interest in teaching foreign languages to elementary school-aged children.
Familiarity with FLES teaching models preferred, along with knowledge of best practices in language pedagogy and second language acquisition.