Are you a visionary educator craving a new challenge? Pine Street School's Middle School launches this Fall, 6th Grade, growing through 8th Grade year by year, and we are searching for a Science/Math qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic teacher and leader. You will be working with ages 10-13 alongside leadership in the development of the Middle and Upper School. This is a unique opportunity to participate in the Middle School's development as one of the founding teachers, contributing your expertise and innovative thinking. We nurture our staff and promote the facilitation of inquiry.
The ideal candidate is always participating and networking with colleagues and institutions locally and internationally, deeply believing in these disciplines. If you are a teacher and leader by nature, a professional that lights kids up in these subject areas, if you think about these in a non-traditional way, we've got a place for you. In addition to teaching skills, knowledge, and passion, you must be highly skilled in technology, ideally having experienced 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 vital.
Collaboration is king. 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. Active and frequent communication with parents is expected; our goal is to guide and support them through the rich and complex Middle School experience.
The Middle School will follow a 50/50 immersion model (English+ Spanish), inviting teachers to promote cross-cultural activities and the dual language immersion program in the school and community.
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 involving 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 the Middle School Director 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.
About Green Ivy Schools
Green Ivy Schools was founded by Dr. Jennifer Jones in New York City in 2012 to serve as a foundational network of schools representing best practices in education worldwide. The first two schools in the Green Ivy family are Pine Street School (Nursery-8th Grade) and Battery Park Montessori (Nursery-Kindergarten). These are “sister schools” and serve as two campuses in the Green Ivy network. Both schools offer internationally respected models of education (International Baccalaureate and Montessori), exceptional teachers, empassioned leaders, multilingual instruction and forward-thinking approaches. And both embody the warmth and sense of community that lets you know you are in a Green Ivy School. Our program of instruction encourages curiosity, supports student agency, and is rooted in our students' experiences of the global world. These pedagogical traits, coupled with our integration of technology, have prepared our students and our entire learning community exceptionally well for Remote Learning. In our Remote Learning approach, you see that our dedicated faculty create the familiarity and expectations of the school routine in the virtual classrooms with the whole group, differ...entiated groups, and independent instruction. Our students, as digital natives, are at ease with the online environment, and quickly develop the capacity to present their world and follow through on engaging and intellectually rigorous lessons and assignments. We are proud that we are not only providing rich learning opportunities, but enhancing the depth of the understanding and development that takes place.