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Spanish Support Teacher (Grades 1-5)

New York, New York
Lower Division (New York)

Position: Spanish Support Teacher (Grades 1-5)

Start Date: August 2021

 

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

A top-tier school in New York City, offering a trulyglobal education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in coming years. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.

DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION

Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Spanish teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Avenues students will graduatefluent in a second language and at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in all grades N-5 students alternate their days between English and Spanish or English and Spanish classrooms.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Spanish support teacher works with our Spanish teaching team from grades 1-5. In this role you will: 

  • Push into classrooms to support instruction in grades 3-5

  • Teach small groups of students based on their needs

  • Plan curriculum with the Spanish teaching team

  • Cover long- and short-term leaves in our Spanish immersion classrooms if necessary

  • Partner with Spanish Literacy Specialist to support Spanish language program throughout the division 

WHAT YOU BRING

  • 2+ years of teaching experience in grades 1-5 with a proven track record of student learning

  • Professional fluency in Spanish 

  • Strong understanding of and instructional skills teaching Spanish through a balanced literacy approach

  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together

  • Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator

  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning  

  • Bachelor's degree in education, teaching or a related field

TO APPLY

Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/careers/). Be sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Diversity, Inclusion and Safeguarding 

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.

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