What does AR, VR and AI stand for in your world? How familiar, but mostly, how comfortable are you using these? Pine Street School is welcoming teachers who are highly skilled in technology, with experience using a wide range of digital tools, media and learning environments for teaching, learning and assessing. Our ideal candidate embraces technology and sees it as a tool that empowers the learner. Surviving kit: innovation, teamwork and flexibility! You will join a fast-paced environment so having excellent time management skills is key.
Collaboration is king, we work in a co-teaching model developing the school's ethos and supporting relationships amongst students of all ages. Teachers plan with dual language, specialists and different grade level team members to develop and improve our Curriculum. You must be someone with exceptional communication skills and a nurturing, supportive approach. Effective and frequent communication with parents is expected, our goal is to guide and support them through the rich and complex experience of the PYP.
We follow a 50/50 immersion model (English+ Spanish OR Mandarin), inviting 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 or Mandarin or English-speaker, modeling for students and helping them maximize their learning by utilizing the target language consistently in the classroom.
Pine Street School has no walls, our teachers are encouraged to navigate the city and research sources, to get real-life experiences. 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. The city is our classroom and we mean it!
Teachers work closely with the Head of School and PYP Coordinator to evaluate student progress, support the teaching team and build their practice. Professional development, planning sessions & frequent parent communications are one of our team’s priorities.
Qualifications & experience: (3) years of experience teaching 3rd,4th or 5th grade in a PYP, international school or constructivist environment & a completed a bachelor’s degree preferably in a related field, Master’s degree is highly desired. We are a Spanish & Mandarin immersion school, and so native Spanish AND/OR Mandarin are a plus.
Additional Salary Information: We offer health, dental and vision plans, short and long term disability, life insurance, a retirement plan that includes a matching contribution, eligibility for tuition remission for your dependents, and unique professional development opportunities.
About Green Ivy Schools
Green Ivy Schools is the innovative, community-based venture founded by school development expert and Lower Manhattan mother, Dr. Jennifer Jones. Green Ivy offers modern, community-inspired private schools that address the Lower Manhattan school shortage while providing a rich, engaging alternative to traditional private education.
WE HAVE 2 SCHOOLS:
Battery Park Montessori: Nestled among trees and tucked away on the riverfront in South Battery Park City. Certified educators guide students as they explore Montessori materials in an inspiring environment where light, nature and water are ever-present themes. The program enrolls children 2 through 6 years. Our trilingual language program complements a young child’s natural predisposition to new sounds and rhythms. As Maria Montessori’s observations and current brain research has shown, children’s sensitive period to language is from 0 to 6 years old. At Battery Park Montessori, we expose our children to both Mandarin and Spanish throughout the day.
Pine Street School: A Spanish and Mandarin immersion preschool and elementary school, with Middle School launching officially in Fall 2020 with 6thGrade, growing through 8thGrade... year by year. We are Lower Manhattan's only International Baccalaureate (IB) 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. Our space is modern and innovative, with creative architectural features that evoke nature and inspire learning.