Are you a visionary educator craving a new challenge? Pine Street School's Middle School just launched 6th Grade, growing through 8th Grade year by year, and we are searching for a Science/Math qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic teacher and leader to join our team as soon as possible. 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.
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.