HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) is a progressive pre-K through Grade 8 Mandarin and Spanish Immersion School founded 15 years ago in the NJ/NY area. The school’s mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and character to become global contributors and citizens of the world. Our values are excellence, respect, teamwork, integrity, communication, innovation, transparency, customer service, and accountability. HWIS has a strong academic reputation. Students perform well above average and are accepted at top tier independent schools.
HWIS is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic individual to join a team of talented teachers educating subjects in English in a preschool-Grade 8 immersion program with focus on upper elementary grades in math and science. This position can be FT or PT and reports to the Head of School for the 2021-22 academic year.
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.
Ability to create engaging lessons that deepen critical thinking, collaboration and creativity skills.
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, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
Employs a variety of instructional strategies and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Strives to implement by instruction and action HWIS’ philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
Assesses the accomplishments 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 and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom develops reasonable rules of classroom in a fair and just manner.
Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
Attends professional development, curriculum development sessions and staff meetings and serves on committees as required. Encourages colleagues to pursue professional growth.
Native English speaker
Bachelors or Master’s degree in elementary education, or math or science related field required
3-5 years' experience teaching math and science to elementary and/or upper elementary students
Teacher Certification in appropriate subject area preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed
Excellent organizational and classroom management skills required
Strong computer skills, including internet, MS office, use of technology in classroom necessary
Please send resume with cover letter (including salary requirements).
HWIS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, Life insurance, PTO, 401K, holidays, etc.
We regret that we cannot respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted.