Fantis has an established history spanning 55 years of cultivating a unique environment where our students flourish academically, socially and spiritually. A. Fantis serves students from PreK3 through 8th grade. With just one class per grade and a community of alumni that spans generations, Fantis creates a small, familiar environment where each child is recognized as a unique individual. School Governance is currently implementing a five-year strategic plan that seeks to transition from a top parochial school to an elite private school in the competitive NYC market.
In order to realize this vision, the School Board is fully focused on developing and supporting faculty by partnering with universities, educators and scientists from Bank Street to Vanderbilt University. This is a rare opportunity to join a school that is both steeped in history and ready to transform into an institution of 21st century learning and best practices.
A. Fantis is seeking passionate, intelligent and creative educators with exceptional skills in elementary school pedagogy and deep understanding of their field's content knowledge. The candidate should be eager to grow professionally and participate in a collaborative atmosphere focused on continual improvement. The position requires a strong knowledge of adolescent development, a passion for teaching, as well as fulfilling our school's mission and vision. Please note our faculty and student body are diverse, and being Greek Orthodox is NOT a requirement for this position.
Developing a positive, joyful and structured classroom environment that engages and motivates students to achieve their fullest potential
Serve as homeroom and advisory teacher for one grade
Fostering relationships with students, families and faculty
Assuming responsibility for the academic progress of students with a high sense of urgency and ownership towards quantifiable results
Developing creative lessons that correlate with our curriculum, goals, and objectives
Collaborating with colleagues in various capacities, including planning, evaluating student growth, mentoring, and peer observations
Using assessments, classroom performance and other tools to accurately assess student progress and drive instruction
Participating in ongoing professional development to grow as an instructional leader
Fulfilling the school’s mission to educate the whole child—mind, body, and spirit
A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in relevant field is preferred
Primary School teaching experience
Capacity to accurately reflect on one’s practice and engage in a professional community that strives for continued excellence
Ability to establish and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with others.
Understanding of child development and the role of Social/Emotional learning in building positive, educational environments.
Empathy, organization, and compassion
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
An open mind and sense of humor
Health Insurance, including vision and dental
Retirement Investment Accounts
Begins late August 2020
About A. Fantis School
A. Fantis School has an established history spanning over half a century of cultivating a unique environment where our students flourish academically, physically, socially and spiritually. A. Fantis is one of the top performing parochial schools in NYC, serving students from PreK3 through 8th grade, including UPK4. Our students matriculate from premier NYC high schools.
The A. Fantis school leadership is celebrating 55 years of excellence by developing a strategic vision to become a world-class and innovative institution of 21st century learning and best practices. We are seeking passionate, intelligent and creative educators who will be responsible for helping to continue this tradition and fulfill our mission and vision.