Middle School Spanish Teacher

Job Type

Full Time




510 East 141st Street
4th floor
New York
United States


Title: Spanish Teacher

Description: The American Dream Charter School serves grades 6-12 in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, targeting English language learners and immigrant students.  The mission of the American Dream School is to develop academic excellence in both Spanish and English, preparing students to excel in college and become leaders in their communities.  

About the Position

The American Dream High School is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) motivated, and engaging teacher who is committed to serving English Language Learners and cultivating bilingualism and biliteracy.The ideal candidate is charismatic and an experienced language teacher.  This candidate should be familiar with teach Spanish to both native speakers and novice language learners with the goal of creating biliterate students. This candidate will be able to create an environment where abstract concepts and discussion are obtainable for all students (including a large ELL population) and be able merge historical content with  modern themes in today’s current events.


  • Classroom Preparation
  • Discuss assigned duties with teachers for planning, preparation and development of teaching aids
  • Prepare lesson materials, including technological equipment and bulletin boards
  • Implementing curriculum
  • Distribute materials and assist in other time management/organizational duties
  • Type, file, and duplicate materials

  • Teaching Responsibilities
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups
  • Assist in the distribution, collection and grading of tests and homework assignments
  • Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs including physical help
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities
  • Create meaningful interim assessments that will help drive instruction
  • Prepare students to be successful taking the NY State ELA assessment

  • Classroom Management Responsibilities
  • Supervise and manage students in all spaces, upholding ADS core values, rules and policies
  • Instruct, maintain, and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and material
  • Maintain accurate records and create reports

  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Assist with breakfast/lunch duties
  • Perform other assigned duties
  • Following a co-teaching model
  • Create and maintain bulletin boards to showcase student work
  • Plan and execute quarterly school-wide DEAR days
  • Community Outreach

  • Special Education Responsibilities
  • Create annual goal for students’ IEP
  • Implement and track progress of annual goals of students’ IEPs as it pertains to your content area
  • Write progress reports (Present levels of Performance) for students as requested
  • Participate in yearly IEP conferences
  • Establish appropriate modifications and goals for each student

Position Requirements

• Bilingual Spanish/English;

New York State Teaching Certification in Special Education 7-12 is required.

• Strong organizational skills;

• Maintain confidentiality and meets deadlines, complete assignments with consistent accuracy;

• Tech-savvy; familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google docs/drive;

• Effective verbal, writing and listening skills.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply


To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to teach@theamericandreamschool.org explaining your interest in the role and outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the Spanish position. In addition, please describe how the mission of the American Dream School speaks to you. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.