Pine Street Middle School launches officially in Fall 2020 with 6thGrade, growing through 8thGrade year by year. We are searching for a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Middle School teacher. This is a unique opportunity for you to participate in the development of the Middle School as one of the founding teachers, contributing your expertise and innovative thinking.
How tech savvy are you? Have you experienced AR, VR or AI? As a Middle School teacher, 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 key.
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. Effective and frequent communication with parents is expected, our goal is to guide and support them through the rich and complex experience of Middle School.
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 to involve 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.
Qualifications & experience: (3) years of experience teaching Middle School Math and or Science in a MYP, international school or constructivist environment & a completed a bachelor’s degree preferably in a related field, Master’s degree is highly desired. Knowledge of inquiry-driven and concept-based pedagogical approaches is required. As a dual-language immersion school we highly desire bilingual teachers, ideally native Spanish speakers. While it is not a requirement, our goal is to have everyone in the school speak at least two languages.
Additional Salary Information: We offer health, dental and vision plans, short and long term disability, life insurance, a retirement plan that includes a matching contribution, eligibility for tuition remission for your dependents, and unique professional development opportunities.
About Green Ivy Schools
Green Ivy Schools is the innovative, community-based venture founded by school development expert and Lower Manhattan mother, Dr. Jennifer Jones. Green Ivy offers modern, community-inspired private schools that address the Lower Manhattan school shortage while providing a rich, engaging alternative to traditional private education.
WE HAVE 2 SCHOOLS:
Battery Park Montessori: Nestled among trees and tucked away on the riverfront in South Battery Park City. Certified educators guide students as they explore Montessori materials in an inspiring environment where light, nature and water are ever-present themes. The program enrolls children 2 through 6 years. Our trilingual language program complements a young child’s natural predisposition to new sounds and rhythms. As Maria Montessori’s observations and current brain research has shown, children’s sensitive period to language is from 0 to 6 years old. At Battery Park Montessori, we expose our children to both Mandarin and Spanish throughout the day.
Pine Street School: A Spanish and Mandarin immersion preschool and elementary school, with Middle School launching officially in Fall 2020 with 6thGrade, growing through 8thGrade... year by year. We are Lower Manhattan's only International Baccalaureate (IB) school offering the Primary Years Programme. Our curriculum is inherently STEAM-based, promoting hands-on experiences that fuel innovative thinking and cultivate a culture of teamwork and collaboration in support of global citizenship. Our space is modern and innovative, with creative architectural features that evoke nature and inspire learning.