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Lower School Spanish Language Teacher for 2021-2022

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Manhattan Country School seeks an experienced  Spanish language teacher for the four youngest classes in grades Pre-K – 2nd Grade. The Spanish program relies on our progressive philosophy in the development and implementation of its curriculum. Classes encourage individual and group engagement. The Spanish language teacher reports to the Lower School Director and works closely with two other Spanish language teachers in the school.  

Manhattan Country School is a pre-K - 8th grade elementary school in New York City that is recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, activism, and an emphasis on environmental education that features a working farm in the Catskills. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, MCS is unique among NYC independent schools. MCS’ educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued, and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice.

We are seeking an energetic, collaborative, hard-working, and talented teacher who is skilled at connecting with students, families and staff. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaches Spanish to these four age groups: 4-5s, 5-6s, 6-7s and 7-8s
  • Implements curriculum that emphasizes the joy of learning vocabulary, songs, stories and cultural traditions and the pleasure of practicing speaking and listening to Spanish 
  • Seeks to make consistent connections to social justice and identity, in particular in the area of social studies
  • Collaborates with the teaching teams in sustaining a dynamic program and developing interdisciplinary collaborations with the city and farm staff 
  • Communicates with families including writing reports
  • Attends weekly staff meetings and other periodic meetings and school events 
  • Fulfills various other duties, including lunch and arrival coverage

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Full-time teaching experience 
  • Masters degree in Spanish or Spanish education
  • Strong knowledge of child development and progressive education
  • Provide examples of innovative pedagogy to promote inquiry and learning in children and evidence of capable writing
  • Command a range of teaching methods to meet different learning needs
  • Integrate technology to enhance teaching remotely during the fall semester 
  • Work closely with a dedicated team of teachers, the learning specialists and math coordinator, and the Lower School administrative team 
  • Take initiative, have a sense of humor, and demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Native speaker preferred
  • Prior experience in a diverse community or working collaboratively to engage youth in community-building, social and environmental justice, and activism is a plus


Manhattan Country School seeks an experienced  Spanish language teacher for the four youngest classes in grades Pre-K – 2nd Grade. The Spanish program relies on our progressive philosophy in the development and implementation of its…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 12, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Location

On-site
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024

How to Apply

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references to Tiffany Tsung at ttsung@manhattancountryschool.org with “Lower School Spanish Teacher” in the subject line. We are not able to receive phone call inquiries at this time.  For more information about MCS, see https://www.manhattancountryschool.org


To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references to Tiffany Tsung at ttsung@manhattancountryschool.org with “Lower School Spanish…

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