HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS), formerly Bilingual Buds, is a private preschool and elementary Mandarin & Spanish Immersion School located in NYC on West Side. HWIS (www.hwis.org) was one of the first and still remains one of the best! We have an opening for an Elementary English/ELA Teacher for the 2020-21 academic year. Position starts in late August and reports to Head of School.
Ideal candidate will have an understanding and commitment to the vision of the language immersion model. S/He must possess an excellent command of the language of instruction (English) in order to maintain high academic standards as well as adhere to the language policy of the classroom.
Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the time designated.
Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs of students i.e. differentiates instruction for children of different linguistic, cultural and academic backgrounds, as well as for children with different learning styles, needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects , etc.
Employs a variety of instructional strategies, inclusive of immersion techniques, and instructional media, based on the needs/capabilities of the student s.
Strives to implement by instruction and action our instructional goals and objectives.
Assesses the accomplishments, including linguistic benchmarks in the target language, of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Maintains accurate and correct records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulations.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies
Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
Attends professional development, curriculum development sessions and staff meetings and serves on committees as required.
Native English speaker required
Bachelors or Master’s degree in elementary education required
3-4 yrs classroom experience with elementary age children needed
Teacher Certification in appropriate subject area highly preferred
Superb written and verbal communication skills necessary
Excellent organizational and classroom management skills expected
Must possess strong computer skills, including internet, MS office, and use of technology in classroom
Positive attitude and a team player
Please send cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume. No relocation available.
We regret we will not be able to respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, dental, vision, life, holidays, PTO, vacation, 401K, and professional development.