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Head Teacher, English - Grades 1-5

New York
Lower Division (New York)

Position: Head Teacher, English - Grades 1-5

Location: New York, NY

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. 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 THROUGH LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do given that our students in grades N-5 alternate their days between their English and Target Language classrooms.

  • Teacher teams composed of English and Spanish teachers or English and Chinese teachers share two classes of students
  • Teacher teams share responsibility for teaching curriculum that promotes their students’ social, emotional and academic growth in both languages.
  • Given this structure teacher teams communicate daily to plan lessons and discuss student progress
  • Additionally teachers collaborate with fellow grade-level and language colleagues during weekly meetings.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Collaborate intensivelyand daily with colleagues to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs.
  • Design innovative curriculumthat engages all learners in meaningful and challenging work that cultivates real-world problem solving skills and develops social responsibility
  • Deeply connect with students, colleagues and parents to vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect.
  • Invoke a robust learning atmospherethat leads students to deeply value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community.

WHAT YOU BRING

  • At least 5 years of teaching experience in grades 1-5 with a proven track record of student learning
  • Strong understanding of and instructional skills teaching through a balanced literacy approach in the reading and writing workshop model
  • Experience with problem-based mathematics instruction
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Deep dedication to learning and growing as an educator
  • Eager to embrace change and consider new perspectives
  • Graduate degree in education, teaching or a related field
  • Candidates with diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply

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Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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