Middle School Spanish Teacher (Available Immediately)

Posted by
Published 14 days ago

An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Spanish Teacher (Available 2021-2022)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School (Grades 5-8)

New York, NY


About Public Prep

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We pursue continuous excellence through our dedication to an inclusive community focused on scholar, family, and staff collaboration. Our scholars are resilient and empathetic, guided by our four core values of community (sisterhood/brotherhood), scholarship, responsibility, and merit. Our teaching model is designed to incorporate a culturally responsive approach that is informed by data to cultivate an environment that empowers scholars to become independent learners. At Public Prep we believe zip code should not define your destiny, systemic and institutional racism must be disrupted and that all scholars should be on a predictable path to and through college.  

Our network comprises 6 schools across 5 campuses in the Lower East Side and Bronx, serving 2,100 scholars in grades PreK-8:

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-5) 

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School II (Grades Pre-K-1)

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School (Grades PreK-4)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades K-8)

What Sets Us Apart

In addition to the academic work, Public Prep emphasizes social-emotional learning as critical to supporting the whole child. Relationship-building is the lever that moves adults to move students and that moves families to invest time and energy in schools. Each school has a committed leadership team and staff that strives to work collaboratively to build a warm, joyful culture of rigor. Public Prep is committed to investing in our adult learning culture. As a team member at Public Prep you can anticipate a learning environment where growth mindset, humility and data informed decision making is evident through professional development that takes place within coaching cycles, observation and feedback, and targeted professional development opportunities within the network and from outside providers.  

In 2020, all of our campuses were recognized by NYS as Recognition Schools for their high academic achievement and strong progress. Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa described them as “exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources.” This honor has been bestowed upon the top 15% of schools in New York State. 

We offer a competitive salary, retirement packages, comprehensive health and wellness benefits and other employment perks. We offer ongoing professional development and leadership training programs to support long-term career growth and trajectory. For more details about our benefits package, visit our website at

Public Preparatory Network is an Equal Opportunity employer. Public Preparatory Network is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

Primary Function & Position Overview

Spanish Teachers must consistently plan for and monitor the progress of each of their students and collaborate with other teachers to provide interdisciplinary instruction within the humanities and arts classrooms. Spanish Teachers meet regularly with grade level teachers, school leaders, and other specials teachers in order to build on the existing Girls Prep Spanish Language curriculum, which is inclusive of New York State Standards. Spanish Teachers are responsible for creating robust and interdisciplinary units for students through this collaboration. Spanish Teachers also work closely with School Aides, who provide non-academic support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating knowledge of students, of Spanish, language acquisition and curricular resources to design differentiated units and lesson plans
  • Using a variety of assessments fully aligned with instructional outcomes to provide a full composite of students’ abilities and needs and to inform instruction.
  • Collaborating to design school-wide celebrations of diverse cultures.
  • Engaging in coaching cycles and implementing research-based strategies that maximize their own performance and that of their students.
  • Reflecting on his/her own progress as an educator and seeking out professional resources to continuously improve his/her practice.
  • Providing students with frequent feedback and evaluation.
  • Collaborating with grade level teachers to provide outstanding foreign language instruction and integrate other content areas when possible.
  • Managing student behavior and classroom routines to maximize learning time and create a positive classroom environment.
  • Implementing school-wide positive behavior incentive policies and logical consequences.
  • Celebrating student progress and effort each day in their classrooms and through school-wide Unity Meetings, celebrating students who demonstrate zest for learning Spanish
  • Communicating with families regularly, responding to emails and phone calls within 36 hours.
  • Attending IEP meetings and ensuring appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed.
  • Actively participating in school and network-led meetings and professional development workshops as laid out in the school and professional development calendars.     
  • Supporting the school as directed by the Principal.

The Ideal Candidate will Have:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in the literature or culture of Spanish
  • An M.A., Ed.M or Master’s degree in relevant content area
  • New York State Certification for relevant grades and content area or demonstrated process towards receiving reciprocity for certification from other states 
  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated success as a full-time secondary classroom teacher, preferably in Spanish
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, urban school setting preferred
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching through continuous learning and data analysis
  • Exceptional organization and planning skills.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • An ability to work collaboratively.
  • A commitment to single-sex education.
  • Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Spanish Teacher (Available 2021-2022)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School (Grades 5-8)

New York, NY


About Public Prep

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 11, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


$61,000 - $81,000


Comprehensive Benefits Package

Comprehensive Benefits Package


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Bronx, NY
Associated Location
192 E 151st St, Bronx, NY 10451, USA
5th Floor

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.