Position: Head Teacher, Kindergarten - English Location: New York, NY
WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?
A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second language and at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in all grades N-5 students alternate their days between English and Spanish or English and Chinese classrooms.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Develop and teach curriculum across multiple subjects that engages all learners in meaningful, challenging work that cultivates 21st-century skills
Ensure that all students achieve key learning outcomes for the grade level, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address individual needs
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community
Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school culture
Deeply connect with students and vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please apply directly on our website: https://grnh.se/89e3cbcb1
WHAT YOU BRING
At least 5 years of teaching experience with early elementary students, strong classroom management skills and expertise in differentiating instruction
Strong understanding of teaching through a balanced literacy approach
Experience with a problem-solving and discussion-based mathematics approach
Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator
Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace change, growth and learning
Graduate degree in education, teaching or a related field
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.